On 22nd August, 2013 the senior students of Dr. Pillai Global Academy, Panvel visited Durshet, a village near Khopoli as a part of the Social Service Initiatives. After a bus journey and a long,but enjoyable trek of four kilometres, the party consisting of students and teachers reached the school. The scenic beauty of the place charmed everyone in the group. In the school building, which is a small building that houses two classrooms and a staffroom, the students interacted with the local children who study there. After the interaction, the students spent time in planting the trees they had carried with them. The lunch served afterwards was relished by all. The staff and the students appreciated the teaching aids created by the students of Dr. Pillai Global academy for the use of the school. The party spent the night at the Durshet Forest Lodge. The next day was devoted to adventurous activities. Kayaking, rappelling, valley crossing and mountain biking were some of the activities in which the children engaged.
The trip taught the children valuable lessons in adaptation and taking risks.