Founders Day

STEP UP: we rise by lifting the others.

Giving is not just about making a donation, it's about making a difference.

We at DYPSOA with the support and guidance of Principal Prof. Shubhada Chapekar have initiated an annual donation drive - "STEP UP: we rise by lifting others. STEP UP was initiated by studio 12 in academic year 2013-14 and marks the birthday of our beloved chairman Dr. Ajeenkya D Y Patil sir (22nd December) popularly known as Founder's day. Under this initiative, donations are collected in the form of clothes, blankets, stationary, toys and cash. Donations in the form of money are utilised to purchase groceries and all the things are then donated to an orphanage located across Pune City. Student volunteers and teachers visit the orphanage and distribute the sweets, donations, and spend quality time with children. The noble cause of donation has been rooted in the students of DYPSOA since their induction.

This STEP UP drive brings back gratitude and blessings for DYPSOA family and rightly powes the saying of Mahatma Gandhi - "The simplest act of kindness are far more powerful than than a thousand heads bowing in a prayer."