Personality Development

A number of activities and programmes are regularly organized in Samiti Hostels with the objective of transforming the rural youth into a cultured and confident person ready to face the competitive world, enable him / her to earn some money thereby lightening the financial burden on his / her parents and appreciate dignity of labour. The major activities and programmes organized in the hostels are listed below.

  • Classes for conversational English
  • Group discussions (compulsory)
  • Essay, elocution, debate, Cooking, English Presentation, story-telling, etc competitions
  • Yogasanas and sports (Compulsory)
  • Cultural programmes
  • Lectures of eminent personalities
  • Educational trips, trek
  • Entrepreneurship workshop
  • Career Guidance

All the above programmes are either free of charge or at a very nominal charge.

Earn and Learn

Since all the students from Samiti hostels come from poor families, Samiti has developed a network of well wisher individuals and commercial organizations that provide part-time work to the students. The work ranges from gardening, tuitions, helping elder citizens, office work to household work. Some students earn sizable income from big events held in Pune, such as Exhibitions, Cultural activities, annual Pune marathon, Ganapati festival, drama festival, etc. Earnings under this scheme substantially reduce the financial burden on the students’ parents.