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ARIVUM ATHIJEEVANAVUM-Knowledge & Survival

COVID-19 Activities

MACFAST support and conduct many socially responsible activities, and ensure the participation of students to mould them into responsible citizens. Apart from the usual activities, the College strives hard to support the Public during the pandemic situation we are facing since 2020.

“Access to knowledge is crucial to our well-being and survival” – through ‘Arivum Athijeevanavum’, the college organizes and conducts various activities, provide support to common people, help authorities in implementing initiatives thereby imparting knowledge to survive the pandemic situation.

Initiatives/Programmes conducted under Arivum Athijeevanavum:

HELPING AUTHORITIES IN IMPLEMENTING THEIR PROJECT/SCHEMES/INITIATIVES AGAINST SPREAD, AND PREVENTION OF COVID 19

The college has helped various District Administrators and Police force to monitor and prevent the spread of COVID-19 by developing a bunch of Android applications. These applications have varied functions that include the coordination of the Disaster Response Teams (COM-BAT, ADM, CMS), Data collection/analysis/interpretation of migrant labourers (MLRC) and expatriate returnees (Thirike), GPS tracking of quarantined citizens (CGFAS).

APPLICATIONS

  • COMBAT: Corona Outbreak Management – Bringing Action Together

COMBAT is a quick reference and communication application for the team members of Coronavirus Outbreak Management, Kerala State. It would facilitate speedy communication among various stakeholders. The project was conceptualized by Shri. P. B. Nooh, IAS, District Collector, Pathanamthitta and developed by MACFAST.

Project members:

Project Director

: Shri. P. B. Nooh IAS

Project Lead

: Mr. Pavin Raj Thadathil

Software Developer

: Mr. Jaimon James

Project Coordinator

: Dr. Sudeep B Chandramana

Development Manager

: Mr. Ajay Kurien

District Coordinators

: Mr. Gigi George, District Informatics Officer(NIC)

  Mr. Shavin Jose

CLUE: Covid-19 Live Updates for Everyone

CLUE is a single platform for getting information and updates about Covid-19. This mobile application provides all the facts and figures about Covid-19 happening at the global, national, state and district level. The project was done under the guidance of Dr. Viswanathan K V, Joint Director E-health, National Health Mission.

Project members:

Project Director

: Dr. Sudeep B Chandramana

Project Lead

: Mr. Pavin Raj Thadathil

Software Developer

: Mr. Jaimon James

Development Manager

: Mr. Ajay Kurien

Development Advisors

: Prof. Varghese Abraham, Mr. Sanesh P Varghese

District Coordinators

: Mr. Tiji Thomas, Mr. Jibumon K G, Mr. Thomas Mathew, Mr. Jerin Jose, Mr. Saji C

MLRC: Migrant Labours Registration Covid-19

An android based online registration portal for the migrant labourers across Kerala. This will help to collect details of every migrant labourers and will facilitate close monitoring in the anomalistic period of time. This project was conceptualized by Shri. Jaidev G IPS, District Police Chief, Kottayam.

Project members:

Project Director

: Shri. Jaidev G IPS

Project Lead

: Mr. Pavin Raj Thadathil

Software Developer

: Mr. Jaimon James

Project Coordinator

: Dr. Sudeep B Chandramana

Development Manager

: Mr. Ajay Kurien

CMS: Covid-19 Monitoring System

CMS is a communication application for the team members of the Coronavirus Outbreak Management Alappuzha district. This project was conceptualized by Smt. M Anjana, IAS, District Collector, Alappuzha.

Project members:

Project Director

: Smt. M Anjana, IAS

Project Lead

: Mr. Pavin Raj Thadathil

Software Developer

: Mr. Jaimon James

District Coordinators

: Mrs. Asha C Abraham (Deputy Collector), Mr. Ansil V A (In charge C19 section, District Administration), Mrs. Chinthu C (Hazard Analyst, DDMA)

CGFAS: Covid-19 Geo Fensing Alert System

CGFAS assists the Police force to prevent quarantine breaking by personnels by monitoring their accurate geo location. This project was conceptualized by Shri. Jaidev G IPS, District Police Chief, Kottayam and led by Mr. Manoj Kumar V.S, Cyber Cell, Kottayam.

Project members:

Project Director

: Shri. Jaidev G IPS

Project Lead

: Mr. Pavin Raj Thadathil

Software Developer

: Mr. Jaimon James

Project Coordinator: Dr. Sudeep B Chandraman

Development Manager

: Mr. Ajay Kurien

District Coordinator

: Mr. Manoj Kumar V.S, Cyber Cell, Kottayam

ADM: Alapuzha Disaster Management

ADM is an application designed for the disaster management team Alappuzha. The project was conceptualized by Smt. M Anjana, IAS, District Collector, Alappuzha.

Project members:

Project Director

: Smt. M Anjana, IAS

Project Lead

: Mr. Pavin Raj Thadathil

Software Developer

: Mr. Jaimon James

District Coordinators

: Mrs. Asha C Abraham (Deputy Collector), Mr. Ansil V A (In charge C19 section, District Administration), Mrs. Chinthu C (Hazard Analyst, DDMA)

ONLINE AWARENESS PROGRAMMES

The college conducted many activities to create awareness among the public through Facebook campaigns and through our community FM. The IT Cell of our college has created posters and posted them on the official pages in Facebook and Instagram. Radio MACFAST 90.4 has played a pivotal role in identifying the key areas for creating awareness among the general public regarding COVID-19. Medi- Talk: Phone-in Interview conducted by Radio MACFAST 90.4 FM – Interviews with medical professionals on-air helped in clearing doubts regarding Covid-19 especially for people staying in rural areas. Programmes like General awareness, daily updates regarding Covid-19, Preventive & Precautionary measures broadcasting through Radio MACFAST 90.4is providing authentic information for about ten lakh listeners.

  1. RADIO PROGRAMMES

COVID-19 Special Programmes via Community FM Radio- Radio MACFAST 90.4

Sl. No.DateProgramTopicDurationTimeParticipation
127/03/2020JanahithamSuper Market 1 hr11 am to 12 pm6 Callers
201/04/2020JanahithamBank1 hr11 am to 12 pm8 Callers
303/04/2020JanahithamNRI1 hr11 am to 12 pm7 Callers
414/04/2020JanahithamVishu & Corona1 hr11 am to 12 pm8 Callers
520/04/2020JanahithamBarber Shops1 hr11 am to 12 pm5 Callers
622/04/2020JanahithamDental Doctors1 hr11 am to 12 pm5 Callers
712/05/2020JanahithamNurses Day1 hr11 am to 12 pm4 Callers

COVID-19 Special Live Programmes

Sl. No.DateProgramDurationBroadcasting Time
108/02/2020SulaimaniKada (Corona)3.00 minuteEvery Hour
210/03/2020Corona Tips1.00 minute 6 NumbersEvery Fifteen minute (Daily)
313/03/2020Medi Talk30.00 minute09.15 to 09.45
414/03/2020SulaimaniKada (COVID-19)3.00 minuteEvery Hour
521/03/2020SulaimaniKada (Janatha Curfew)3.00 minuteEvery Hour
622/03/2020Corona Message (Tomy Calicut)2.30 minuteEvery Three Hours (Daily)
724/03/2020Corona Tips50 Sec 6 NumbersEvery Fifteen minute (Daily)
825/03/2020Corona Tips50 Sec 2 NumbersEvery Fifteen minute (Daily)
928/04/2020SulaimaniKada (15 kg Rice Kit)3.00 minuteEvery Hour
1029/03/2020SulaimaniKada (Lock Down)3.00 minuteEvery Hour
1129/03/2020Helpline no: 1,Water 2,Electric 3,Police 4,Vanitha police 5,Hospital 6,Cyber cell50 Sec 6 NumbersEvery Fifteen minute (Daily)
1230/03/2020Jagratha Interview (CIVinodps)23.00 minute4.00 pm
1330/03/2020Message CI Vinodps50 SecEvery Hour (Daily)
1431/03/2020Message (LokNathBehra) 1,bengali 2,Hindi 3,Oriya3.00 minuteEvery Three Hours (Daily)
1504/04/2020SulaimaniKada (Deepam)3.00 minuteEvery Hour
1605/04/2020SulaimaniKada (Drone)3.00 minuteEvery Hour
1705/04/2020Message Dr. B. G Gokulan1.00 minuteEvery Hour (Daily)
1810/04/2020Good Friday Message ( Covid 19 ) Rev. Fr. Dr. Cherian J Kottayil8.00 minutesEvery Three Hours
1911/04/2020SulaimaniKada (Fake News)3.00 minuteEvery Hour
2012/04/2020SulaimaniKada (Online Insurance)3.00 minuteEvery Hour
2112/04/2020Message COVID 19 (Easter) Most. Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Koorilos10.00 minute9.30am, 5.00 pm
2214/04/2020Karnnikaran Program COVID-19 (Vishu)1.00 Hour1.00 pm
2314/04/2020Message COVID 19 (Vishu) Most. Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Koorilos2.30 minuteEvery Three Hours
2417/04/2020Sasthrolsavam promo (Quiz)1.00 minuteEvery Hour (Daily) Up to 24/04/20
2518/04/2020SulaimaniKada (Electricity)3.00 minuteEvery Hour
2619/04/2020SulaimaniKada (Pension)3.00 minuteEvery Hour
2720/04/2020Sasthrolsavam (Quiz)17.00 Minute10.00 am 08.00 pm
2821/04/2020Sasthrolsavam (Quiz) LP17.00 Minute10.00 am, 08.00 pm
2922/04/2020Sasthrolsavam (Quiz) UP17.00 Minute10.00 am, 08.00 pm
3023/04/2020Sasthrolsavam (Quiz) HS17.00 Minute10.00 am, 08.00 pm
3124/04/2020Sasthrolsavam (Quiz) HSS17.00 Minute10.00 am, 08.00 pm
3225/04/2020SulaimaniKada (Thapal)3.00 minuteEvery Hour
3326/04/2020SulaimaniKada (60 Age)3.00 minuteEvery Hour
3426/04/2020Thapal Promo My Corona Warrior1.00 minuteEvery Hour
3527/04/2020Sasthrolsavam Quiz Answers to Question & Winner Promo40. SecEvery Hour
3628/04/2020Sasthrolsavam Quiz Answers to Question & Winner LP15 minute10.00 am, 08.00 pm
3729/04/2020Sasthrolsavam Quiz Answers to Question & Winner UP15 minute10.00 am, 08.00 pm
3830/04/2020Sasthrolsavam Quiz Answers to Question & Winner HS15 minute10.00 am, 08.00 pm
3901/05/2020Sasthrolsavam Quiz Answers to Question & Winner HSS15 minute10.00 am, 08.00 pm
4002/05/2020SulaimaniKada3.00 minuteEvery Hour
4103/05/2020SulaimaniKada (Electricity Bill)3.00 minuteEvery Hour
4204/05/2020Albert Einstein (Kathu) COVID-194.00 minute8.00 am, 4.45 pm, 7.15 pm
4305/05/2020Arivum Athijeevanavum Free Data (Digital India) Promo55.minuteEvery Hour
4405/05/2020Arivum Athijeevanavum (Thoolika) Promo Short Story Competition53 minuteEvery Hour
4509/05/2020SulaimaniKada (Gulf Returnees)3.00 minuteEvery Hour
4610/05/2020SulaimaniKada (Pass)3.00 minuteEvery Hour

2. Awareness campaigns through Facebook and Instagram

The world is facing the extensive spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus. This epidemic puts intensive pressure on healthcare, economic, and social structures. Commitment to implementing effective approaches for public health will take bold interventions by public health professionals and strong leadership by the nation’s governing bodies. During this crisis, lack of awareness, knowledge, and preparedness would put people and health care staff at risk. The dilemma is how to pass the knowledge of current disease statistics and its prevention to the general population at a rate equivalent to or better than the spreading epidemic. At the same time, a huge amount of health-threatening misinformation is spreading at a faster rate than the disease itself. The college is continuously delivering fast, accurate and reliable information addressing critical problems of infection control which is of key importance.

3. COVID-19 Awareness class for Staff Members on 25/06/2020

Awareness class for staff members – It is important to maintain health hygiene in work place. Awareness classes for all the staff members were arranged. The safety measures that should be followed in the work place, need for proper sanitization, etc., were discussed in detail.

COUNSELLING/TELE SUPPORT

The stress and anxiety of the general public was the major concern in organizing a joint online workshop on meditation where the participants were taught simple yoga, easy-to-do breathing exercises, the power of meditation and other tips related to their general well-being. In a spiritual society like Kerala, the words of wisdom and care from spiritual leaders also provides a greater sense of relief to the society. Youth Empowerment through Physical and Mental well-being was another activity done by the college.

  1. Online Meditation and Breath Workshop offered by the Art of LivingFoundation

Online Meditation & Breath Workshop – Irrespective of age and profession, people should be active as possible during this time. With the help of Art of Living, Online Meditation & Breath Workshop were organized.

2. Online Meditation and Stress relief Workshop offered by the Art of Living Foundation in Association with St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam

3. Youth Empowerment through Physical and Mental well being–

MANUFACTURE / DEVELOPMENT OF COVID ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS

MACFAST has always tried to become the trendsetters not only in education but also in other non-academic matters of societal importance. Initiated by the School of Biosciences, we have produced more than 100 pet bottles of Hand sanitizers, produced as per the guidelines of WHO handrub formulations. 2000 Masks were also produced by the college as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 disease transmission. These measures have immensely helped the local governance in tackling the problem of providing sufficient materials required for mitigating the spread of the deadly virus.

MEDICINAL PLANTS DISTRIBUTION

The college distributed hundreds of Citrus, Pomegranates and Gooseberry plants to different households in Thirumoolapuram and among the public (auto rickshaw drivers) in Tiruvalla to promote cultivation of medicinal plants to combat Covid-19. Citrus, Pomegranates and Gooseberry fruits have been widely recommended for boosting immunity as they are rich in vitamin C.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO NEARBY SCHOOLS/COLLEGES

Since teaching and learning switched into online mode during this pandemic, technical support and assistance were provided to the nearby schools / colleges in need. Technical support was provided to K V L P School Pathanamthitta.

PROVIDING CHANCE TO EXHIBIT CREATIVE TALENTS DURING LOCKDOWN

Radio MACFAST 90.4 FM along with MACFAST College organized a short story competition ‘Thoolika’  for students. The competition was held to identify, develop creative talents of students and also to encourage them to utilize their time effectively during the lockdown.

EDUCATIONAL AID & DIGITAL INDIA CAMPAIGN

DRINKING WATER AND SANITIZER KIOSK

A drinking water and hand sanitizer kiosk opened by MACFAST in Tiruvalla town was another major community service initiated during the lockdown period.

INSTITUTIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE/ FACILITY PROVIDED TO AUTHORITIES TO COMBAT COVID19

The college provided non-paid Hostel Facilities to quarantine people who are coming back from other States and Nations. Provided a six-stored building which has 100 rooms with attached toilets in it. Water supply and electricity expenses were paid by the college.