ISR

Project SAHYOG

DSIMS’s ISR activities are conducted under Project SAHYOG.

 

Sahyog means cooperation. The institute strongly believes in being socially responsible and has undertaken certain initiatives in the areas of education for strengthening awareness among the students of schools. This in turn improves the social sensitivity and leadership skills of our young budding business professionals.

CSR SESSIONS AT SARVODAYA SCHOOL

The students of MMS at DSIMS conducted school sessions for the students of Sarvodaya School as a part of their Corporate Social Responsibility Sessions
There were 4 sessions conducted for the students on 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st August ranging from classes 5 to 8 . The classes from 5 to 7 were taught English and class 8 were given awareness sessions on Communication and Hygiene by the students.

The class of 47 students was divided into 6 groups each group assigned one class to teach the students.

The main aim of these sessions were to put the students as a facilitator so that they can spread knowledge and awareness to the school children, further understanding the challenges while teaching

The session was enjoyable, informative and a good learning experience for the school students. The students were eager to learn, participative and actively contributed the best of what they have learned, further made it easier for the facilitators to connect to them.

Tree Plantation Drive

Tree Plantation Drive was organised under project Sahyog in association with Being Digitalz at Ekta Garden, Borivali, Mumbai. Under this drive a step close to nature was taken by planting samplings and knowing the importance of plantation. Students along with the corporates of Being Digitalz planted 50 samplings and took an oath to protect and save mother earth and build a sustainable future. Students learned how to plant trees and gained experience of dealing with corporates to an extent. The event was a great success with participation of 10 volunteers from DSIMS and 10 from Corporate.

Rakhi Selling Drive

Rakhi Selling Drive was organized at DSIMS under project Sahyog in association with Indian Development Foundation (IDF). Under this drive handmade rakhi prepared by students of IDF were sold by DSIMS students. Awareness regarding the drive was created by sharing several posts on social platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. The event was a great success with a sale of 500 rakhi and collection of approximately Rs.11000.

Blood Donation Drive

Blood Donation drive was organized by ISR at DSIMS in association with LION’s Club and ROTARY Club. The theme of this year’s drive was “Donate Blood & Save Life”. The work for the drive started 20 days prior the event. Volunteers started creating awareness by doing mobilization in nearby areas. Posts regarding the drive were shared on social platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and posters were distributed and pasted in nearby schools, colleges, offices, stores etc. Skit was performed by committee members in classes within the campus in order to create awareness regarding “Importance of Donating Blood”. 149 donors came for blood donation on the day of the event and 101 donors successfully donated blood.

IDF SLP PROGRAMME

DSIMS and IDF have entered into collaboration for the Student’s Leadership Program (SLP) where students from DSIMS (henceforth called mentors) will be trained by IDF and will go to nearby government schools for 6 weeks (only Saturdays) and train school kids on curriculum designed by IDF based on Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits.

Flood Relief Drive

Flood Relief Drive was organised by ISR committee of DSIMS under project Sahyog in association with RAHAT FLOOD- an initiative by GOONJ. The drive was conducted to help the people of the flood affected areas by providing them things of basic needs for survival. The awareness was created by tapping nearby schools, colleges, offices and local stores. Posts on social platforms were regularly posted during the drive to get more hands of help. The event became a grand success with collection of 39 big boxes full of items like clothes, toiletries, food grains, bed linens etc. All the students along with faculties and non-teaching staff contributed in the event and put forward a helping hand for the society.

Diya Selling Drive

Diya Selling Drive was conducted by ISR committee under project SAHYOG in association with IDF for raising funds for BAL GURUKULS. The funds raised will be used to promote education in underprivileged section of the society by BAL GURUKULS. As Diwali is a festival of lights, this initiative was a way of bringing light of education in the life of those children of underprivileged section. The drive was a great success with sale of 240 diya packs and collection of Rs.24000. The volunteers along with committee members contributed towards bringing a smile on the faces of small children by making this event a success.

Baal Mela

Baal Mela was organised by DSIMS at Yashodadham School in association with LIONS CLUB. The event comprises of magic show followed by 6 different indoor activity and a guest speaker speech. A surprise entry was made by Santa Clauz which made the kids go crazy. The volunteers of DSIMS were involved in organising the games. They also distributed 320 packets of Parle-G along with Frootie and Mineral Water as a contribution from DSIMS. Small Goodies were also provided on behalf of the college and lions club by the volunteers.

Cricket for Social Responsibility

On 22nd February 2020, the students of the ISR (Institute Social Responsibility) committee of DSIMS organized the fourth edition of innovative fund raising event named Cricket for Social Responsibility 2020.

The Funds raised during the event were donated to two NGO’s Annamrita, and Nanhi Kali (a Mahindra Initiative). Twelve eminent corporates participated in the cricket tournament to extend their support for a cause. After the day long tournament Teleperformance emerged as the winner and My Gate were declared as Runners Up. The event concluded by handing over a cheque of 60K each to both the NGO’s.

ENGLISH CLASSES

As a sensitive institution, DSIMS stresses upon sensitizing students for social cause. To attain the same 6 session of English teaching were planned with the consent of the Principal, Dr Latha Venkat. The objective was to sensitize students about the importance of education and make them realize their responsibility towards the society. Students of MMS were divided in groups and each group was assigned a class. The sessions are inducted in the time table. After 5 sessions a test was conducted to check the understanding of the students.

CRICKET FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Under Project Sahyog 3rd edition of ‘Cricket for Social Responsibility’, was held on 23rd February’19 which encouraged several corporate entities to play cricket for a noble cause. The funds raised as participation fee were donated to two NGOs- Nanhi Kali by KC Mahindra trust and Annamrita by ISKON foundation.

13 renowned corporate Morgan Stanley, UPL, Mahindra First Choice, Schindler, Teleperformance India, PepsiCo, Reliance Mutual Funds, Brij Realty, Agility Logistics, and RSET participated in the event to extend their support for a cause.
Additionally, 30 children from Joanna J Buthello Education Foundation, an orphanage at Versova, Malad (W) were also included as a part of the initiative. The volunteers of ISR Committee engaged them through multiple activities and were given goodie bags. The atmosphere at DSIMS Turf was competitive yet exhilarating.

Teleperformance India emerged as the winner in the event whereas Agility Logistics emerged as the runner up. More than 100 volunteers from the first and second year of MMS and PGDM Programme joined hands to make this event a huge success. At the closing of the event, the corporate teams gave concluding feedback of creating lifetime memories and they also appreciated the hospitality provided by the volunteers to them throughout the event.

COMPUTER SESSION FOR SARVODAYA SCHOOL

Under Project Sahyog, 4 Computer sessions were conducted in February 2018 at Sarvodaya School by PGDM students of DSIMS under the guidance of Dr Sarika Jain. Teams consisting of ten to fourteen volunteers were sent in VII and VIII classes. These sessions were taken for 4 days spread over a week. Basic computer skills like PowerPoint, Word and Paint was taught to the students. It was a great experience and all the students of PGDM have appreciated this activity and felt the connection.

ROTI BANK

DSIMS along with Roti bank conducted its first ever drive of collecting Rotis for the under privileged on 3rd April 2019. A team of dedicated students from both MMS and PGDM were able to collect around 684 rotis.

E-WASTE AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

DSIMS in association with IDF conducted a project to raise awareness regarding E waste. The brief report regarding the same is mentioned here:
• The students started working on this project by initiating an “e-waste campaign” in our college campus, sister concern Sarvodaya School and our local residents.
• Whereby, the first step was to create awareness among people about the campaign and collection boxes so made by us for gathering the e-waste.
• Stages of e-waste awareness undertaken by them –
1. Drafting a whatsapp message related to what is e-waste and awareness about the campaign initiated and circulating it to masses.
2. We personally went class to class and person to person to explain them what e-waste is and asking them to make their bit of contribution for betterment of the society.
3. Designing leaflets and displaying them on the notice boards of our college.
4. Via word of mouth generating e-waste from our households and local areas we’re we reside.
Further we celebrated an e-waste week where our classmates, friends, teachers and others related to the campaign actively participated and deposited their electronic waste like used battery cells, spoiled wires, old cell phones, television and air conditioner remotes and etc. Sources from where e-waste was collected-
• Gathering e-waste through various sources starting from our own college whereby, classmates across MMS, PGDM and faculty members actively contributed. Keyboards, old mobile phones, cables, earphones, USB wires, AC remotes and other electronic items were contributed. We collected all the items so mentioned in the cardboard e-waste boxes placed in the lobby and in our class rooms.

We we’re fortunate enough to interact with Shreeja Nambiar ma’am who is an active member of IDF and has made major contribution in e-waste awareness and collection works. We are humbled with the insights shared buy ma’am about electronic waste and it’s treatment.
Due to the success of our campaign we have collected a good amount of e-waste, which we will be handing over to concerned authority for treatment purpose.

BLANKET DONATION DRIVE

The IDF foundation had put forth the initiative ‘Cover of compassion-This winter donate blankets’, on December 1, 2018. Thus a blanket donation drive was conducted by DSIMS students in collaboration with IDF from 21st December 2018 to 5th January 2019.
A team of 9 students volunteered for the event. A total of 40 items were collected and packed into boxes. These boxes were transported to the foundation by their own transportation system. This initiative helped create awareness and sensitivity amongst the volunteers and the people they’ve interacted with, regarding the situations faced by the poor community.
It was a good experience as we got an opportunity to help someone and also create awareness among the people.

MOBILIZATION PROJECT

Kotak Unnati is one of the interventions of Kotak Education Foundation. The vision to support the young people to be better employable and rise above the Poverty Line, and lead a life with dignity.

Durgadevi Saraf Institute of Management Studies (DSIMS) in collaboration with Kotak Education Foundation (KEF) team aims to figure out eligible candidates to be trained under the Unnati initiative.

25 dedicated student volunteers from MMS and PGDM program under the guidance of Dr Sarika Jain and Dr Sarita Vichore were explained about the objective of the project. Later on detailed deliberation with the KEF team and students it was decided that schools, colleges and NGO’s operating in Malad, Kandivali, Borivali and Goregaon will be reached out for the purpose of the study. Later extensive field visits and interactions were conducted with the principals and vice principals of the BMC schools colleges and NGO’s in Malad, Kandivali, Borivali and Goregaon. The findings were later submitted to Unnati team.

IDF SLP PROGRAMME

DSIMS has collaborated with IDF to provide students with experiential learning opportunity to develop these skills. Moreover, the students will also get sensitized towards social issues as most of the school students whom they will be mentoring, come from lower strata of the society.

DSIMS and IDF have entered into collaboration for the Student’s Leadership Program (SLP) where students from DSIMS (henceforth called mentors) will be trained by IDF and will go to nearby government schools for 8 weeks (only Saturdays) and train school kids on curriculum designed by IDF based on Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits.

CRICKET FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Cricket for Social Responsibility a flagship event of Durgadevi Saraf Institute of Management Studies (DSIMS) is the true example of sowing the seed of social sensitivity and leadership skills amongst the management students.

The funds raised during the event were donated to two NGO’s Annamrita, an NGO that provides free mid-day meals for students in municipal and government aided schools and Nanhi Kali (a Mahindra Initiative) which promotes education for girl child. In addition 30 children from Shram Yash, an orphanage at Malvani, Malad (W) also came to be a part of the initiative. The volunteers engaged them through multiple activities and were given goodies sponsored by different corporates. The main sponsor of the event was ECOBOT – The Wet waste Composting Solutions for Societies and Commercial complexes. The other sponsors were KCD Group and Infinity Digitech Pvt Ltd.

Eleven eminent corporates UPL, Morgan Stanley, Intelenet Global Services, IndusInd Bank, Carnival Cinemas, KCD Heritage Pvt Limited, Zing HR, BLR Logistics, Reliance Mutual Funds, Team Global and Book My Show participated in the cricket tournament event to extend their support for a cause.

After the daylong tournament and an interesting battle on the pitch, IndusInd Bank emerged as the winner and Intelenet Global Services were declared as Runners Up. The event concluded by handing over a donation cheque of 55K each to both “Annamrita” and “Nanhi Kali”.

POSTER MAKING COMPETITION

DSIMS in collaboration with Remsons Group organised a Poster Making Competition on 14th March, 2018, wherein over 650 students from Sarvodaya School participated in the competition. Students from grade 5th and 6th were asked to present their thoughts on Swatch Bharat, whereas students from grade 7th-8th were asked to create posters on Women Empowerment. This activity allowed the students to think out of the box and express their imagination to the fullest. The competition acted as a short break in the lives of the students, who were overly busy in their routine academic life, giving them an hour and half to imagine and create wonderful masterpieces out of their curious minds. The students were completely engrossed in the event and wished for more such events to take place often.

The first year students actively managed the event, learned some management skills (team work, prompt decision making, etc) by practically working. Also they enjoyed their time with young kids. In the end eleven runner ups and eleven winners from each division were awarded with a gift hamper and a certificate.

IDF SLP PROCESS

As one of the key PGDM program objectives is to develop leadership skills, interpersonal skills and teamwork in the DSIMS students, DSIMS has collaborated with IDF to provide students with experiential learning opportunity to develop these skills.

Process:
DSIMS and IDF have entered into collaboration for the Student’s Leadership Program (SLP) where students from DSIMS (henceforth called mentors) will be trained by IDF and will go to nearby government schools for 8 weeks (only Saturdays) and train school kids on curriculum designed by IDF based on Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits.
Output: The DSIMS student’s learning will be captured through their feedback in the form of experiential note to be submitted to IDF and photographs. They further get a certificate on successful completion of the programme.

 

RAKHI SELLING DRIVE

On 2nd August, 2018, DSIMS initiated one of the very first events of ISR (Institute Social Responsibility) i.e. the “Rakhi Selling Drive”. This drive was conducted in association with Indian Development Foundation (IDF). The rakhis were made by the school students in association with IDF where a large number of rakhis were sold and the collected money was donated to the same committee. The drive was for 8 days between 10am to 5pm, during and after which the students went around various college campuses, within the college, places where they reside and encouraged various friends and families as well to support their initiative. The total rakhis that we had were 306 in number and were nominally priced at Rs. 20 and Rs. 30 each.

The best and the most touching part of this drive was that each Rakhi was attached with a “Thank you” note along with the name of the child who made it. The joy of reading a note as simple as “Thank you”, was beyond compare. People were excited to be a part of this initiative so much so that all the rakhis were sold out and we collected an amount of Rs. 7760 to be donated.

BLOOD DONATION CAMP

With great enthusiasm in mind and heart, a Blood Donation Drive was organized at Durgadevi Saraf Institute of Management Studies (DSIMS) by the its Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) wing under their initiative “Project Sahyog” in association with Rotary Club DG Goenka Blood Bank.

The Drive conducted on August 29, 2018, witnessed a mixed crowd from the nearby areas, institutes and within the institute, who showed their keenness in donating blood. More than 200 people registered to be a part of this noble cause and a count of 161 successful donations were recorded towards this cause resulting in successful contribution towards a good cause of saving lives.

BEACH CLEANING DRIVE

DSIMS in association with Lion’s Club of Gokuldham Yashodham collaborated for a beach cleaning drive on 2nd September 2018 at Versova Beach, Andheri. 30 student volunteers of both PGDM and MMS participated in this drive.

The Beach Cleaning Project commenced at 7:30 am, briefing the participants about the drive. In addition, Members of Lions Club briefed about the precautions to the volunteers’ before the beginning of the drive.

In spite of challenging experiences, like pulling heavy trash from solid sand and sharp waste objects, the team showcased determination throughout the drive. After 3 hours of hard work the event was concluded with The National Anthem and appreciation of work done by DSIMS students. The volunteers’ were seen quite enthusiastic and determined too.

DIYA SELLING DRIVE

This Diwali 2018, DSIMS in association with the Indian Development Foundations (IDF) took the opportunity of working for the future of the underprivileged children by selling the Diwali diyas and donating the contribution to IDF.

With the support of Dr. Sarika Jain, Head ISR, DSIMS; 7 students from MMS – Marketing specialization, conducted the ‘Diya Selling Drive’ for five consecutive days and successfully sold 108 packs of diyas within the Rajesthani Samellan Education Trust (RSET) campus and also near the corporate parks situated around the campus. The diyas were beautifully decorated by the children for whose education the drive was conducted. The students of DSIMS showed great enthusiasm in contributing their efforts for the same and had an enormous learning experience, thus empowering them with knowledge that would help them in their coming years serving in the corporate world.

KERALA RELIEF DRIVE

With the world coming together to help Kerala stand up on its feet, the students of DSIMS took an initiative of being a part of this cause. Under Project Sahyog DSIMS in association with Rahat Floods – An initiative by Goonj, organized a Kerala Flood Relief Donation Drive.

There were various items listed as major requirements as a part of donations such as food grains, good clean clothes, Sanitary Napkins, Bed linen, toiletries etc. In a time span of 6 days, the team collected around 21 boxes overall that was further sent to Kerala as a donation. All of these boxes were then sent to Goonj Head Office who helped in transporting these donations to Kerala as a part of the relief camp.

Not only the volunteers, but also various other students stepped up and donated generously towards this cause which also included people from the nearby localities and staff from corporate offices. Overall, this event helped in gaining perspective to organize such events in future and being a part of the army of people who are always up and socially active to help.

ENGLISH CLASSES

As a sensitive institution, DSIMS stresses upon sensitizing students for social cause. To attain the same 6 session of English teaching were planned with the consent of the Principal, Dr Latha Venkat. The objective was to sensitize students about the importance of education and make them realize their responsibility towards the society. Students of MMS were divided in groups and each group was assigned a class. The sessions are inducted in the time table. After 5 sessions a test was conducted to check the understanding of the students.

COMPUTER SESSION FOR SARVODAYA SCHOOL

Under Project Sahyog, 4 Computer sessions were conducted in February 2018 at Sarvodaya School by PGDM students of DSIMS under the guidance of Dr Sarika Jain. Teams consisting of ten to fourteen volunteers were sent in VII and VIII classes. These sessions were taken for 4 days spread over a week. Basic computer skills like PowerPoint, Word and Paint was taught to the students. It was a great experience and all the students of PGDM have appreciated this activity and felt the connection.

English Classes

Four training sessions were conducted in Sarvodaya School between 9th to 23rd January, 2017. During these sessions Vth and VIth standard Sarvodaya school students were trained about the English language skills. The response of the students was good as they actively participated in the discussions and were interested in listening to it throughout the session, a small recap was taken at the end of each session in which the students answered questions regarding the topics discussed. These sessions were also attended by few of the teachers of the school as well. They appreciated the efforts of the facilitators as well as the content delivered.

POSTER MAKING COMPETITION

DSIMS hosted a poster making competition on 30th January, 2017 in Sarvodaya School. MMS students under the guidance of Dr. Sarika Jain conducted this competition for 660 students. For V & VI Standard the topic for the competition was “SWACH BHARAT/Cleanliness OF THE ENVIRONMENT” whereas for students of VII & VIII Standard the topic was “SAVE OUR ENVIRONMENT”. A group of 10 students went in each class and conducted the competition. From each of the 11 classes two best posters were selected and the respective students were awarded certificate of appreciation and prizes as well. It was an unforgettable experience seeing the student’s creativity & talent.

Cricket for Social Responsibility

Durgadevi Saraf Institute of Management organized “Cricket for Social Responsibility” on 25th February 2017. Ten eminent corporates, Kotak-Mahindra Bank, Book my Show, Book A Smile, Intelenet, Crompton Greaves, Mahindra first choice, Borosil, Carnival, Sundaram business service, and Jyothi Laboratories participated in the one day fund raising initiative for “Annamrita”, an NGO which provides mid-day meal to students in Municipal and Government aided schools, free of charge. The event featured a full day cricket tournament where the corporates played and competed for a noble cause. Organized by the MMS students, the event witnessed enthusiasm and zeal at sky high. After the daylong tournament and an interesting battle on the pitch, Intelenet emerged as the winner and Book My Show were declared as Runners Up. Both the teams were felicitated with medals and trophies. The event concluded by handed over a donation cheque of 50K to “Annamrita” by the Director Dr. C Babu along with Dr Sarika Jain, Dr Sarita Vichore and the Captain of Intelenet.

IDF SLP PROCESS

As one of the key PGDM program objectives is to develop leadership skills, interpersonal skills and teamwork in the DSIMS students, DSIMS has collaborated with IDF to provide students with experiential learning opportunity to develop these skills.

Process:
DSIMS and IDF have entered into collaboration for the Student’s Leadership Program (SLP) where students from DSIMS (henceforth called mentors) will be trained by IDF and will go to nearby government schools for 8 weeks (only Saturdays) and train school kids on curriculum designed by IDF based on Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits.
Output: The DSIMS student’s learning will be captured through their feedback in the form of experiential note to be submitted to IDF and photographs. They further get a certificate on successful completion of the programme.

BLOOD DONATION CAMP

On 26th September 2017, Durgadevi Saraf Institute of Management Studies, Malad West (DSIMS) witnessed one of the finest of events. The students of the ISR (Institute Social Responsibility) committee of the college organized a Blood Donation Drive in association with Lions Club and Rotary Club, where in a large number of donors appeared to donate blood and contribute towards a beautiful cause.

The event was held between 10am to 5pm, during which this cause received 122 donors to support their initiative. The whole atmosphere was a beautiful one wherein the crowd was excited to be a part of this initiative. People from the corporate in and around the vicinity of the college, college students, teaching and the non-teaching staff came forward to contribute towards the blood donation drive. Each donor was awarded with a certificate as a token of appreciation and a donor card.

DIYA SELLING DRIVE

This Diwali 2017, Durgadevi Saraf Institute of Management Studies (DSIMS) in association with the Indian Development Foundations (IDF) took the opportunity of working for the future of the underprivileged children by selling the Diwali diyas and donating the contribution to IDF. 16 students from MMS and PGDM conducted the ‘DIYA SELLING DRIVE’ for two consecutive days 12th and 13th October 2017, and successfully sold 164 packs of diyas within the Rajesthani Sammelan Education Trust (RSET) campus and also near the corporate parks situated around the campus. The diyas were beautifully decorated by the children for whose education the drive was conducted. The students of DSIMS showed great enthusiasm in contributing their efforts for the same and had an enormous learning experience, thus empowering them with the knowledge that would help them in their coming years serving in the corporate world.

WORKSHOP ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORKPLACE

The workshop on “Sexual harassment at workplace” was organized by women cell at DSIMS on 11th October, 2017. It was conducted by Dr. Smitha Murthy and Dr. Aruna from Sanjeevini Hospital Foundation.

The workshop provided many insights regarding nature and type of sexual harassment, subtle difference between flirting and harassment. The students were given clear cut examples to understand instances which can be termed as sexual harassment be it workplace, college or home. They also busted the common myth that only women go through sexual harassment. As quoted by Dr. Aruna, “Sexual Harassment can be Man to woman, Woman to Man, Man to Man or Woman to Woman”.

Students were apprised of the instances of sexual harassment that goes unreported in colleges/ universities by the victim because of fear, peer pressure, family status and social stigma. The reason for the same is that victim in colleges/ universities do not know how to deal with the sexual harasser and ignore the situation thinking that this event won’t be repeated. In the words of Dr. Aruna, “this is the biggest mistake that a victim can ever do. If we as victims or as the witness to the harassment ignore it, we are encouraging the offender”.

The initiative was well appreciated by the students. The workshop ended with question and answer session and left students ponder over the issues related to women safety, willingness to change and how to make society worth living for all with dignity and respect.

COMPUTER CLASSES

In this activity VII standard school students were taught the use computer by teaching them some basic functions of word and paint. The session started from 2 in the afternoon and continued till 5:30 for all the days. Initially the students were briefed about the functions of word and paint in their respective classrooms. They were guided to write about “MYSELF” and “OUR COUNTRY” on notebook first and that content was typed by them on computers in computer lab. The same procedure was followed for paint. After the process they were taught how to SAVE AS, SAVE and DELETE files.

Sarvodaya schools IT lab and DSIMS IT labs were used to conduct the activity. Excitement among the students was seen for the activity and for using the computer for the first time. It was a memorable experience for the volunteers too as they shared their knowledge with the leaders of tomorrow. We hope the knowledge gained by the students will be very useful for their future as that was our main motto while conducting the activity.

Blood Donation Camp

On 4th March 2016, Durgadevi Saraf Institute of Management Studies, Malad West (DSIMS) in association with Rotary Club organized a Blood Donation Drive, where in a large number of donors appeared to donate blood and contribute towards a noble cause.

The event was held between 10am to 4 pm, during which this cause received 88 donors to support their initiative. The whole atmosphere was a beautiful one wherein the crowd was excited to be a part of this initiative. People from the corporate in and around the vicinity of the college, college students, teaching and the non-teaching staff came forward to contribute towards the blood donation drive. Each donor was awarded with a certificate as a token of appreciation and a donor card.

Awareness Sessions on Health And Hygiene

MMS HR Students conducted awareness sessions on Health and grooming for students of Sarvodaya School. Students of 5th and 6th grade of Sarvodaya Balika Vidyalaya were invited to DSIMS for attending sessions on various topics which included discipline, obedience, basic personal hygiene, environmental cleanliness, swach bharat abhiyan, healthy eating habits, good food, and safety. Various videos were shown on the aforementioned topics to enlighten the students about the same. The facilitators (MMS-HR students) explained the meaning and importance of inculcating these good habits in our daily lives. Power point presentations along with a few animated videos were shown to the students.

These sessions were conducted for a duration of one and a half hour each and turned out to be fruitful for the Sarvodaya school students as they got the learn about various important topics such as personal hygiene, grooming, discipline, good habits, greetings etc.

IDF SLP PROGRAMME & W2K PROGRAMME

DSIMS has collaborated with IDF to provide students with experiential learning opportunity to develop these skills. Moreover, the students will also get sensitized towards social issues as most of the school students whom they will be mentoring, come from lower strata of the society.

DSIMS and IDF have entered into collaboration for the Student’s Leadership Program (SLP) where students from DSIMS (henceforth called mentors) will be trained by IDF and will go to nearby government schools for 8 weeks (only Saturdays) and train school kids on curriculum designed by IDF based on Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits.

In addition DSIMS also collaborated with IDF to celebrate the ‘Joy of Giving’ week, where students collected newspapers from their nearby areas and donated the same to IDF under the IDF’s Mission W2K programme.

2021

CSR SESSIONS AT SARVODAYA SCHOOL

The students of MMS at DSIMS conducted school sessions for the students of Sarvodaya School as a part of their Corporate Social Responsibility Sessions
There were 4 sessions conducted for the students on 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st August ranging from classes 5 to 8 . The classes from 5 to 7 were taught English and class 8 were given awareness sessions on Communication and Hygiene by the students.

The class of 47 students was divided into 6 groups each group assigned one class to teach the students.

The main aim of these sessions were to put the students as a facilitator so that they can spread knowledge and awareness to the school children, further understanding the challenges while teaching

The session was enjoyable, informative and a good learning experience for the school students. The students were eager to learn, participative and actively contributed the best of what they have learned, further made it easier for the facilitators to connect to them.

2020

Tree Plantation Drive

Tree Plantation Drive was organised under project Sahyog in association with Being Digitalz at Ekta Garden, Borivali, Mumbai. Under this drive a step close to nature was taken by planting samplings and knowing the importance of plantation. Students along with the corporates of Being Digitalz planted 50 samplings and took an oath to protect and save mother earth and build a sustainable future. Students learned how to plant trees and gained experience of dealing with corporates to an extent. The event was a great success with participation of 10 volunteers from DSIMS and 10 from Corporate.

Rakhi Selling Drive

Rakhi Selling Drive was organized at DSIMS under project Sahyog in association with Indian Development Foundation (IDF). Under this drive handmade rakhi prepared by students of IDF were sold by DSIMS students. Awareness regarding the drive was created by sharing several posts on social platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. The event was a great success with a sale of 500 rakhi and collection of approximately Rs.11000.

Blood Donation Drive

Blood Donation drive was organized by ISR at DSIMS in association with LION’s Club and ROTARY Club. The theme of this year’s drive was “Donate Blood & Save Life”. The work for the drive started 20 days prior the event. Volunteers started creating awareness by doing mobilization in nearby areas. Posts regarding the drive were shared on social platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and posters were distributed and pasted in nearby schools, colleges, offices, stores etc. Skit was performed by committee members in classes within the campus in order to create awareness regarding “Importance of Donating Blood”. 149 donors came for blood donation on the day of the event and 101 donors successfully donated blood.

IDF SLP PROGRAMME

DSIMS and IDF have entered into collaboration for the Student’s Leadership Program (SLP) where students from DSIMS (henceforth called mentors) will be trained by IDF and will go to nearby government schools for 6 weeks (only Saturdays) and train school kids on curriculum designed by IDF based on Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits.

Flood Relief Drive

Flood Relief Drive was organised by ISR committee of DSIMS under project Sahyog in association with RAHAT FLOOD- an initiative by GOONJ. The drive was conducted to help the people of the flood affected areas by providing them things of basic needs for survival. The awareness was created by tapping nearby schools, colleges, offices and local stores. Posts on social platforms were regularly posted during the drive to get more hands of help. The event became a grand success with collection of 39 big boxes full of items like clothes, toiletries, food grains, bed linens etc. All the students along with faculties and non-teaching staff contributed in the event and put forward a helping hand for the society.

Diya Selling Drive

Diya Selling Drive was conducted by ISR committee under project SAHYOG in association with IDF for raising funds for BAL GURUKULS. The funds raised will be used to promote education in underprivileged section of the society by BAL GURUKULS. As Diwali is a festival of lights, this initiative was a way of bringing light of education in the life of those children of underprivileged section. The drive was a great success with sale of 240 diya packs and collection of Rs.24000. The volunteers along with committee members contributed towards bringing a smile on the faces of small children by making this event a success.

Baal Mela

Baal Mela was organised by DSIMS at Yashodadham School in association with LIONS CLUB. The event comprises of magic show followed by 6 different indoor activity and a guest speaker speech. A surprise entry was made by Santa Clauz which made the kids go crazy. The volunteers of DSIMS were involved in organising the games. They also distributed 320 packets of Parle-G along with Frootie and Mineral Water as a contribution from DSIMS. Small Goodies were also provided on behalf of the college and lions club by the volunteers.

Cricket for Social Responsibility

On 22nd February 2020, the students of the ISR (Institute Social Responsibility) committee of DSIMS organized the fourth edition of innovative fund raising event named Cricket for Social Responsibility 2020.

The Funds raised during the event were donated to two NGO’s Annamrita, and Nanhi Kali (a Mahindra Initiative). Twelve eminent corporates participated in the cricket tournament to extend their support for a cause. After the day long tournament Teleperformance emerged as the winner and My Gate were declared as Runners Up. The event concluded by handing over a cheque of 60K each to both the NGO’s.

2019

ENGLISH CLASSES

As a sensitive institution, DSIMS stresses upon sensitizing students for social cause. To attain the same 6 session of English teaching were planned with the consent of the Principal, Dr Latha Venkat. The objective was to sensitize students about the importance of education and make them realize their responsibility towards the society. Students of MMS were divided in groups and each group was assigned a class. The sessions are inducted in the time table. After 5 sessions a test was conducted to check the understanding of the students.

CRICKET FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Under Project Sahyog 3rd edition of ‘Cricket for Social Responsibility’, was held on 23rd February’19 which encouraged several corporate entities to play cricket for a noble cause. The funds raised as participation fee were donated to two NGOs- Nanhi Kali by KC Mahindra trust and Annamrita by ISKON foundation.

13 renowned corporate Morgan Stanley, UPL, Mahindra First Choice, Schindler, Teleperformance India, PepsiCo, Reliance Mutual Funds, Brij Realty, Agility Logistics, and RSET participated in the event to extend their support for a cause.
Additionally, 30 children from Joanna J Buthello Education Foundation, an orphanage at Versova, Malad (W) were also included as a part of the initiative. The volunteers of ISR Committee engaged them through multiple activities and were given goodie bags. The atmosphere at DSIMS Turf was competitive yet exhilarating.

Teleperformance India emerged as the winner in the event whereas Agility Logistics emerged as the runner up. More than 100 volunteers from the first and second year of MMS and PGDM Programme joined hands to make this event a huge success. At the closing of the event, the corporate teams gave concluding feedback of creating lifetime memories and they also appreciated the hospitality provided by the volunteers to them throughout the event.

COMPUTER SESSION FOR SARVODAYA SCHOOL

Under Project Sahyog, 4 Computer sessions were conducted in February 2018 at Sarvodaya School by PGDM students of DSIMS under the guidance of Dr Sarika Jain. Teams consisting of ten to fourteen volunteers were sent in VII and VIII classes. These sessions were taken for 4 days spread over a week. Basic computer skills like PowerPoint, Word and Paint was taught to the students. It was a great experience and all the students of PGDM have appreciated this activity and felt the connection.

ROTI BANK

DSIMS along with Roti bank conducted its first ever drive of collecting Rotis for the under privileged on 3rd April 2019. A team of dedicated students from both MMS and PGDM were able to collect around 684 rotis.

E-WASTE AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

DSIMS in association with IDF conducted a project to raise awareness regarding E waste. The brief report regarding the same is mentioned here:
• The students started working on this project by initiating an “e-waste campaign” in our college campus, sister concern Sarvodaya School and our local residents.
• Whereby, the first step was to create awareness among people about the campaign and collection boxes so made by us for gathering the e-waste.
• Stages of e-waste awareness undertaken by them –
1. Drafting a whatsapp message related to what is e-waste and awareness about the campaign initiated and circulating it to masses.
2. We personally went class to class and person to person to explain them what e-waste is and asking them to make their bit of contribution for betterment of the society.
3. Designing leaflets and displaying them on the notice boards of our college.
4. Via word of mouth generating e-waste from our households and local areas we’re we reside.
Further we celebrated an e-waste week where our classmates, friends, teachers and others related to the campaign actively participated and deposited their electronic waste like used battery cells, spoiled wires, old cell phones, television and air conditioner remotes and etc. Sources from where e-waste was collected-
• Gathering e-waste through various sources starting from our own college whereby, classmates across MMS, PGDM and faculty members actively contributed. Keyboards, old mobile phones, cables, earphones, USB wires, AC remotes and other electronic items were contributed. We collected all the items so mentioned in the cardboard e-waste boxes placed in the lobby and in our class rooms.

We we’re fortunate enough to interact with Shreeja Nambiar ma’am who is an active member of IDF and has made major contribution in e-waste awareness and collection works. We are humbled with the insights shared buy ma’am about electronic waste and it’s treatment.
Due to the success of our campaign we have collected a good amount of e-waste, which we will be handing over to concerned authority for treatment purpose.

BLANKET DONATION DRIVE

The IDF foundation had put forth the initiative ‘Cover of compassion-This winter donate blankets’, on December 1, 2018. Thus a blanket donation drive was conducted by DSIMS students in collaboration with IDF from 21st December 2018 to 5th January 2019.
A team of 9 students volunteered for the event. A total of 40 items were collected and packed into boxes. These boxes were transported to the foundation by their own transportation system. This initiative helped create awareness and sensitivity amongst the volunteers and the people they’ve interacted with, regarding the situations faced by the poor community.
It was a good experience as we got an opportunity to help someone and also create awareness among the people.

MOBILIZATION PROJECT

Kotak Unnati is one of the interventions of Kotak Education Foundation. The vision to support the young people to be better employable and rise above the Poverty Line, and lead a life with dignity.

Durgadevi Saraf Institute of Management Studies (DSIMS) in collaboration with Kotak Education Foundation (KEF) team aims to figure out eligible candidates to be trained under the Unnati initiative.

25 dedicated student volunteers from MMS and PGDM program under the guidance of Dr Sarika Jain and Dr Sarita Vichore were explained about the objective of the project. Later on detailed deliberation with the KEF team and students it was decided that schools, colleges and NGO’s operating in Malad, Kandivali, Borivali and Goregaon will be reached out for the purpose of the study. Later extensive field visits and interactions were conducted with the principals and vice principals of the BMC schools colleges and NGO’s in Malad, Kandivali, Borivali and Goregaon. The findings were later submitted to Unnati team.

IDF SLP PROGRAMME

DSIMS has collaborated with IDF to provide students with experiential learning opportunity to develop these skills. Moreover, the students will also get sensitized towards social issues as most of the school students whom they will be mentoring, come from lower strata of the society.

DSIMS and IDF have entered into collaboration for the Student’s Leadership Program (SLP) where students from DSIMS (henceforth called mentors) will be trained by IDF and will go to nearby government schools for 8 weeks (only Saturdays) and train school kids on curriculum designed by IDF based on Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits.

2018

CRICKET FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Cricket for Social Responsibility a flagship event of Durgadevi Saraf Institute of Management Studies (DSIMS) is the true example of sowing the seed of social sensitivity and leadership skills amongst the management students.

The funds raised during the event were donated to two NGO’s Annamrita, an NGO that provides free mid-day meals for students in municipal and government aided schools and Nanhi Kali (a Mahindra Initiative) which promotes education for girl child. In addition 30 children from Shram Yash, an orphanage at Malvani, Malad (W) also came to be a part of the initiative. The volunteers engaged them through multiple activities and were given goodies sponsored by different corporates. The main sponsor of the event was ECOBOT – The Wet waste Composting Solutions for Societies and Commercial complexes. The other sponsors were KCD Group and Infinity Digitech Pvt Ltd.

Eleven eminent corporates UPL, Morgan Stanley, Intelenet Global Services, IndusInd Bank, Carnival Cinemas, KCD Heritage Pvt Limited, Zing HR, BLR Logistics, Reliance Mutual Funds, Team Global and Book My Show participated in the cricket tournament event to extend their support for a cause.

After the daylong tournament and an interesting battle on the pitch, IndusInd Bank emerged as the winner and Intelenet Global Services were declared as Runners Up. The event concluded by handing over a donation cheque of 55K each to both “Annamrita” and “Nanhi Kali”.

POSTER MAKING COMPETITION

DSIMS in collaboration with Remsons Group organised a Poster Making Competition on 14th March, 2018, wherein over 650 students from Sarvodaya School participated in the competition. Students from grade 5th and 6th were asked to present their thoughts on Swatch Bharat, whereas students from grade 7th-8th were asked to create posters on Women Empowerment. This activity allowed the students to think out of the box and express their imagination to the fullest. The competition acted as a short break in the lives of the students, who were overly busy in their routine academic life, giving them an hour and half to imagine and create wonderful masterpieces out of their curious minds. The students were completely engrossed in the event and wished for more such events to take place often.

The first year students actively managed the event, learned some management skills (team work, prompt decision making, etc) by practically working. Also they enjoyed their time with young kids. In the end eleven runner ups and eleven winners from each division were awarded with a gift hamper and a certificate.

IDF SLP PROCESS

As one of the key PGDM program objectives is to develop leadership skills, interpersonal skills and teamwork in the DSIMS students, DSIMS has collaborated with IDF to provide students with experiential learning opportunity to develop these skills.

Process:
DSIMS and IDF have entered into collaboration for the Student’s Leadership Program (SLP) where students from DSIMS (henceforth called mentors) will be trained by IDF and will go to nearby government schools for 8 weeks (only Saturdays) and train school kids on curriculum designed by IDF based on Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits.
Output: The DSIMS student’s learning will be captured through their feedback in the form of experiential note to be submitted to IDF and photographs. They further get a certificate on successful completion of the programme.

 

RAKHI SELLING DRIVE

On 2nd August, 2018, DSIMS initiated one of the very first events of ISR (Institute Social Responsibility) i.e. the “Rakhi Selling Drive”. This drive was conducted in association with Indian Development Foundation (IDF). The rakhis were made by the school students in association with IDF where a large number of rakhis were sold and the collected money was donated to the same committee. The drive was for 8 days between 10am to 5pm, during and after which the students went around various college campuses, within the college, places where they reside and encouraged various friends and families as well to support their initiative. The total rakhis that we had were 306 in number and were nominally priced at Rs. 20 and Rs. 30 each.

The best and the most touching part of this drive was that each Rakhi was attached with a “Thank you” note along with the name of the child who made it. The joy of reading a note as simple as “Thank you”, was beyond compare. People were excited to be a part of this initiative so much so that all the rakhis were sold out and we collected an amount of Rs. 7760 to be donated.

BLOOD DONATION CAMP

With great enthusiasm in mind and heart, a Blood Donation Drive was organized at Durgadevi Saraf Institute of Management Studies (DSIMS) by the its Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) wing under their initiative “Project Sahyog” in association with Rotary Club DG Goenka Blood Bank.

The Drive conducted on August 29, 2018, witnessed a mixed crowd from the nearby areas, institutes and within the institute, who showed their keenness in donating blood. More than 200 people registered to be a part of this noble cause and a count of 161 successful donations were recorded towards this cause resulting in successful contribution towards a good cause of saving lives.

BEACH CLEANING DRIVE

DSIMS in association with Lion’s Club of Gokuldham Yashodham collaborated for a beach cleaning drive on 2nd September 2018 at Versova Beach, Andheri. 30 student volunteers of both PGDM and MMS participated in this drive.

The Beach Cleaning Project commenced at 7:30 am, briefing the participants about the drive. In addition, Members of Lions Club briefed about the precautions to the volunteers’ before the beginning of the drive.

In spite of challenging experiences, like pulling heavy trash from solid sand and sharp waste objects, the team showcased determination throughout the drive. After 3 hours of hard work the event was concluded with The National Anthem and appreciation of work done by DSIMS students. The volunteers’ were seen quite enthusiastic and determined too.

DIYA SELLING DRIVE

This Diwali 2018, DSIMS in association with the Indian Development Foundations (IDF) took the opportunity of working for the future of the underprivileged children by selling the Diwali diyas and donating the contribution to IDF.

With the support of Dr. Sarika Jain, Head ISR, DSIMS; 7 students from MMS – Marketing specialization, conducted the ‘Diya Selling Drive’ for five consecutive days and successfully sold 108 packs of diyas within the Rajesthani Samellan Education Trust (RSET) campus and also near the corporate parks situated around the campus. The diyas were beautifully decorated by the children for whose education the drive was conducted. The students of DSIMS showed great enthusiasm in contributing their efforts for the same and had an enormous learning experience, thus empowering them with knowledge that would help them in their coming years serving in the corporate world.

KERALA RELIEF DRIVE

With the world coming together to help Kerala stand up on its feet, the students of DSIMS took an initiative of being a part of this cause. Under Project Sahyog DSIMS in association with Rahat Floods – An initiative by Goonj, organized a Kerala Flood Relief Donation Drive.

There were various items listed as major requirements as a part of donations such as food grains, good clean clothes, Sanitary Napkins, Bed linen, toiletries etc. In a time span of 6 days, the team collected around 21 boxes overall that was further sent to Kerala as a donation. All of these boxes were then sent to Goonj Head Office who helped in transporting these donations to Kerala as a part of the relief camp.

Not only the volunteers, but also various other students stepped up and donated generously towards this cause which also included people from the nearby localities and staff from corporate offices. Overall, this event helped in gaining perspective to organize such events in future and being a part of the army of people who are always up and socially active to help.

ENGLISH CLASSES

As a sensitive institution, DSIMS stresses upon sensitizing students for social cause. To attain the same 6 session of English teaching were planned with the consent of the Principal, Dr Latha Venkat. The objective was to sensitize students about the importance of education and make them realize their responsibility towards the society. Students of MMS were divided in groups and each group was assigned a class. The sessions are inducted in the time table. After 5 sessions a test was conducted to check the understanding of the students.

COMPUTER SESSION FOR SARVODAYA SCHOOL

Under Project Sahyog, 4 Computer sessions were conducted in February 2018 at Sarvodaya School by PGDM students of DSIMS under the guidance of Dr Sarika Jain. Teams consisting of ten to fourteen volunteers were sent in VII and VIII classes. These sessions were taken for 4 days spread over a week. Basic computer skills like PowerPoint, Word and Paint was taught to the students. It was a great experience and all the students of PGDM have appreciated this activity and felt the connection.

2017

English Classes

Four training sessions were conducted in Sarvodaya School between 9th to 23rd January, 2017. During these sessions Vth and VIth standard Sarvodaya school students were trained about the English language skills. The response of the students was good as they actively participated in the discussions and were interested in listening to it throughout the session, a small recap was taken at the end of each session in which the students answered questions regarding the topics discussed. These sessions were also attended by few of the teachers of the school as well. They appreciated the efforts of the facilitators as well as the content delivered.

POSTER MAKING COMPETITION

DSIMS hosted a poster making competition on 30th January, 2017 in Sarvodaya School. MMS students under the guidance of Dr. Sarika Jain conducted this competition for 660 students. For V & VI Standard the topic for the competition was “SWACH BHARAT/Cleanliness OF THE ENVIRONMENT” whereas for students of VII & VIII Standard the topic was “SAVE OUR ENVIRONMENT”. A group of 10 students went in each class and conducted the competition. From each of the 11 classes two best posters were selected and the respective students were awarded certificate of appreciation and prizes as well. It was an unforgettable experience seeing the student’s creativity & talent.

Cricket for Social Responsibility

Durgadevi Saraf Institute of Management organized “Cricket for Social Responsibility” on 25th February 2017. Ten eminent corporates, Kotak-Mahindra Bank, Book my Show, Book A Smile, Intelenet, Crompton Greaves, Mahindra first choice, Borosil, Carnival, Sundaram business service, and Jyothi Laboratories participated in the one day fund raising initiative for “Annamrita”, an NGO which provides mid-day meal to students in Municipal and Government aided schools, free of charge. The event featured a full day cricket tournament where the corporates played and competed for a noble cause. Organized by the MMS students, the event witnessed enthusiasm and zeal at sky high. After the daylong tournament and an interesting battle on the pitch, Intelenet emerged as the winner and Book My Show were declared as Runners Up. Both the teams were felicitated with medals and trophies. The event concluded by handed over a donation cheque of 50K to “Annamrita” by the Director Dr. C Babu along with Dr Sarika Jain, Dr Sarita Vichore and the Captain of Intelenet.

IDF SLP PROCESS

As one of the key PGDM program objectives is to develop leadership skills, interpersonal skills and teamwork in the DSIMS students, DSIMS has collaborated with IDF to provide students with experiential learning opportunity to develop these skills.

Process:
DSIMS and IDF have entered into collaboration for the Student’s Leadership Program (SLP) where students from DSIMS (henceforth called mentors) will be trained by IDF and will go to nearby government schools for 8 weeks (only Saturdays) and train school kids on curriculum designed by IDF based on Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits.
Output: The DSIMS student’s learning will be captured through their feedback in the form of experiential note to be submitted to IDF and photographs. They further get a certificate on successful completion of the programme.

BLOOD DONATION CAMP

On 26th September 2017, Durgadevi Saraf Institute of Management Studies, Malad West (DSIMS) witnessed one of the finest of events. The students of the ISR (Institute Social Responsibility) committee of the college organized a Blood Donation Drive in association with Lions Club and Rotary Club, where in a large number of donors appeared to donate blood and contribute towards a beautiful cause.

The event was held between 10am to 5pm, during which this cause received 122 donors to support their initiative. The whole atmosphere was a beautiful one wherein the crowd was excited to be a part of this initiative. People from the corporate in and around the vicinity of the college, college students, teaching and the non-teaching staff came forward to contribute towards the blood donation drive. Each donor was awarded with a certificate as a token of appreciation and a donor card.

DIYA SELLING DRIVE

This Diwali 2017, Durgadevi Saraf Institute of Management Studies (DSIMS) in association with the Indian Development Foundations (IDF) took the opportunity of working for the future of the underprivileged children by selling the Diwali diyas and donating the contribution to IDF. 16 students from MMS and PGDM conducted the ‘DIYA SELLING DRIVE’ for two consecutive days 12th and 13th October 2017, and successfully sold 164 packs of diyas within the Rajesthani Sammelan Education Trust (RSET) campus and also near the corporate parks situated around the campus. The diyas were beautifully decorated by the children for whose education the drive was conducted. The students of DSIMS showed great enthusiasm in contributing their efforts for the same and had an enormous learning experience, thus empowering them with the knowledge that would help them in their coming years serving in the corporate world.

WORKSHOP ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORKPLACE

The workshop on “Sexual harassment at workplace” was organized by women cell at DSIMS on 11th October, 2017. It was conducted by Dr. Smitha Murthy and Dr. Aruna from Sanjeevini Hospital Foundation.

The workshop provided many insights regarding nature and type of sexual harassment, subtle difference between flirting and harassment. The students were given clear cut examples to understand instances which can be termed as sexual harassment be it workplace, college or home. They also busted the common myth that only women go through sexual harassment. As quoted by Dr. Aruna, “Sexual Harassment can be Man to woman, Woman to Man, Man to Man or Woman to Woman”.

Students were apprised of the instances of sexual harassment that goes unreported in colleges/ universities by the victim because of fear, peer pressure, family status and social stigma. The reason for the same is that victim in colleges/ universities do not know how to deal with the sexual harasser and ignore the situation thinking that this event won’t be repeated. In the words of Dr. Aruna, “this is the biggest mistake that a victim can ever do. If we as victims or as the witness to the harassment ignore it, we are encouraging the offender”.

The initiative was well appreciated by the students. The workshop ended with question and answer session and left students ponder over the issues related to women safety, willingness to change and how to make society worth living for all with dignity and respect.

COMPUTER CLASSES

In this activity VII standard school students were taught the use computer by teaching them some basic functions of word and paint. The session started from 2 in the afternoon and continued till 5:30 for all the days. Initially the students were briefed about the functions of word and paint in their respective classrooms. They were guided to write about “MYSELF” and “OUR COUNTRY” on notebook first and that content was typed by them on computers in computer lab. The same procedure was followed for paint. After the process they were taught how to SAVE AS, SAVE and DELETE files.

Sarvodaya schools IT lab and DSIMS IT labs were used to conduct the activity. Excitement among the students was seen for the activity and for using the computer for the first time. It was a memorable experience for the volunteers too as they shared their knowledge with the leaders of tomorrow. We hope the knowledge gained by the students will be very useful for their future as that was our main motto while conducting the activity.

2016

Blood Donation Camp

On 4th March 2016, Durgadevi Saraf Institute of Management Studies, Malad West (DSIMS) in association with Rotary Club organized a Blood Donation Drive, where in a large number of donors appeared to donate blood and contribute towards a noble cause.

The event was held between 10am to 4 pm, during which this cause received 88 donors to support their initiative. The whole atmosphere was a beautiful one wherein the crowd was excited to be a part of this initiative. People from the corporate in and around the vicinity of the college, college students, teaching and the non-teaching staff came forward to contribute towards the blood donation drive. Each donor was awarded with a certificate as a token of appreciation and a donor card.

Awareness Sessions on Health And Hygiene

MMS HR Students conducted awareness sessions on Health and grooming for students of Sarvodaya School. Students of 5th and 6th grade of Sarvodaya Balika Vidyalaya were invited to DSIMS for attending sessions on various topics which included discipline, obedience, basic personal hygiene, environmental cleanliness, swach bharat abhiyan, healthy eating habits, good food, and safety. Various videos were shown on the aforementioned topics to enlighten the students about the same. The facilitators (MMS-HR students) explained the meaning and importance of inculcating these good habits in our daily lives. Power point presentations along with a few animated videos were shown to the students.

These sessions were conducted for a duration of one and a half hour each and turned out to be fruitful for the Sarvodaya school students as they got the learn about various important topics such as personal hygiene, grooming, discipline, good habits, greetings etc.

IDF SLP PROGRAMME & W2K PROGRAMME

DSIMS has collaborated with IDF to provide students with experiential learning opportunity to develop these skills. Moreover, the students will also get sensitized towards social issues as most of the school students whom they will be mentoring, come from lower strata of the society.

DSIMS and IDF have entered into collaboration for the Student’s Leadership Program (SLP) where students from DSIMS (henceforth called mentors) will be trained by IDF and will go to nearby government schools for 8 weeks (only Saturdays) and train school kids on curriculum designed by IDF based on Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits.

In addition DSIMS also collaborated with IDF to celebrate the ‘Joy of Giving’ week, where students collected newspapers from their nearby areas and donated the same to IDF under the IDF’s Mission W2K programme.