Outreach programmes are an integral part of an institution like RKSMVV. The College is essentially involved in the welfare of the locality where it is situated. Following Swami Vivekananda’s ideals of service to society through the uplift of its deprived classes, the institution regularly conducts several outreach programmes. Primarily designed with the objective of educating the masses, these programmes involve the women and children from the neighbourhood. Students of the College also actively participate in these programmes.
• Basic Education (for children between 5 and 10 years of age)
• Value Education (for girls of the 6-19 age group)
• Computer classes for local underprivileged children
• The basic needs of the students are taken care of, like books and stationeries, school uniforms, school bags, and nutritional supplements. The children are also initiated to educational tools and physical activities.
• Tailoring classes for women from the nearby slums
• Charitable dispensary in the College premises, with facility of free health check-up by two homoeopathy doctors and distribution of medicines twice a week.
• Miscellaneous welfare activities, like relief work, eye camp, medical camp etc. are also conducted round the year
• Every year during festivals, new sarees and garments are distributed among poor local ladies and children. Blankets, umbrellas, shoes, and books and stationeries are also distributed
• Weekly spiritual classes are held for women by Pravrajika Pradiptaprana and Pravrajika Bhaswaraprana once a week which are attended by over a hundred devotees
• Relief work: During the Covid-induced lockdown, and the aftermath of the supercyclone Amphan, RKSMVV extended help and support to the unprivileged families in the surrounding neighbourhood from April to August 2020. Relief including food and essentials kits, were distributed. Many of the vegetables and bakery goods were freshly sourced from the kitchen gardens and the in-house bakery of the College. The total kits distributed to about 500 families contained food and essential goods approximately worth Rs. Two lakhs.
Donation drive: Beginning September 2014, a collection campaign is organized annually to collect spare clothes, books, toys and stationeries from teachers, staff and students. These are sorted by student volunteers and distributed among the neighbouring slum dwellers. This sharing creates a sense of fellow feeling among the students, and encourages sharing of resources.
Organ and Blood donation Awareness and Blood donation Camps: The College organizes a Blood Donation Camp every year to instill a sense of social responsibility among the students. The number of enthusiastic donors has increased from 50 to 100 since the first of the camps was held on 15th September, 2015 with support from RG Kar Medical College and Hospital, Calcutta. The camp is now organized by the NSS, the donors include students and
teaching and non-teaching staff. The camp is preceded by a motivating Orientation programme on Organ and Blood Donation.