STUDENTS' WELFARE ASSOCIATION
Vidyarthi Sahayyak Samiti (VSS) is a non-Government charitable organization at Pune, (Maharashtra state / India) and provides lodging, boarding facilities at a nominal cost to students (boys and girls) from economically weaker section of society coming to Pune to pursue higher education. VSS also conducts various programmes aimed at personality development and character building for the benefit of the students.
Earn and Learn
The motto of VSS is to encourage students to be selfsufficient.

Yogasane
Yogasane for healthy mind and body for all VSS students.

Library
VSS strongly beleives that knowledge is power hence an up to date library for all students

Annual Report
News & Events [December 2013 / January 2014]
Important Developments – December 2013
  1. Samiti's annual report for the year 2012-13 was published. Copies were sent to all donors and well wishers.
  2. Shri Prataprao Pawar, Chairman of Samiti, was awarded the S.M.Garge award for Journalism.
  3. Smt. Nirmalatai Purandare, Permanent Trustee of Samiti, was awarded Jeevan Gaurav award by Zee 24 Taas TV channel in recognition of her social work.
  4. A donation of Rs. 1.41 Lac was received from A.R.I.A. for installation of rain water harvesting system in Sumitra Sadan Hostel.
  5. Shri Vijay Pusalkar donated Rs. 12,200/- towards the admission fees of two students.
  6. Shri S. Subramhaniam, Officer from U.D.I.C., Coimbatore, visited the Apte Hostel and donated educational material to two visually handicapped girl students.
  7. Distribution of Soya Milk to Students from Lajpatrai Hostel was started from 1/12/2013.
  8. Shri Subhash Apte, Donor and well wisher, donated Rs. 1 lac to Samiti on the occasion of his 75th Birthday.
  9. Shri Sudhir Agashe, donor and well wisher, donated Rs. 10,000/- to Samiti on the occasion of the birth centenary of his mother.
  10. Shri Dinesh Deo, donated Rs. 51,000/- to Samiti on his birthday.
  11. Maharashtra Foundation, New York, USA, would be donating USD 2,500/- to Samiti.
Important Developments – January 2014
  1. Apte memorial day was celebrated on 7th January 2014 at the Apte hostel. Shri Prashant Potdar from the Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti gave a lecture on "Science behind Miracles" and also demonstrated the scientific facts behind some miracles on this occasion.
  2. A get-together of Samiti's donors and well wishers was organized on 26th January 2014 at the Apte Hostel.
  3. Smt. Madhura Gokhale has been invited as the chief guest at the flag hoisting ceremony at the Apte Hostel on the occasion of the Republic Day (26th January 2014). Shri Pratik Lokhande would be the chief guest at a similar function at the Lajpatrai Hostel.
  4. The final rounds of the sports and cultural competitions organized by the Vidyarthi Vikas Kendra for Samiti students started on 18th January 2014.