Tuesday, February 18, 2014

IIM Raipur students visit AAKANSHA on Valentines Day

IIM Raipur volunteer for Child Rights Convention Week 

with UNICEF 

UNICEF in collaboration with SCERT organized comic strips workshop and signature campaign to spread the message of Child Rights. Child Rights Convention week was observed during 25th November 2013 to 1st December 2013 in and around Raipur. Around 25 volunteers from IIM Raipur participated in this event which The CSR club Kartavya initiated.
There were 65 students and 20 teachers who participated in comic strips workshop from different schools across the state. It was a three day workshop in which the participants were taught how to create comic strips based on their real life stories. It was very heart wrenching to see the ideas or the thoughts on which the children developed stories on, they were all social issues. The key issues were child marriage, dowry system, alcoholism among the men in society and lack of encouragement to girls for higher education and many more. The objective of this programme is to hone these skills into the children as well as to understand the get social issues out from the bright future citizens of India.

The Signature Campaign went for a week long where the volunteers travelled all over Raipur to spread the message of child rights. There is so much exploitation of children emotionally, physically, psychologically, socially and mentally. India has ratified Child Rights convention given by UN, but in reality they are not prevalent. There are people who aren’t aware of it and there are some who violate even knowing them. The four core principles of the Convention are non-discrimination; devotion to the best interests of the child; the right to life, survival and development; and respect for the views of the child. We went around many areas in Raipur spoke to the aam-junta, told them about child rights and asked them to practice in life. We made an appeal to them to spread this message to their family members, friends and create such an INDIA where no child is exploited. This was scheduled for a whole week in which the volunteers participated with the idea of contributing towards a noble cause.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Equinox 4.0 - Socialis Procurator

 2nd Feb 2014, was a special day for IIM Raipur. The day started with lots of Enthusiasm & Excitement. 6 teams from different colleges participated in this event to implement their learnings. This was the time were the student of management schools can showcase their managerial skills & talents. The event started at 8.30am in the morning where all the teams visited both the NGO’s “Sankalp  Sanskruti  Samiti” & “Help& Helps Samiti”. All the participants had wonderful interaction with the Representatives of the NGO’s for 40 to 45minutes. After that every team individually got 20 minutes to discuss with the representative of the NGO & to ask questions regarding the case to have more clarity& to know the depth of the problems faced by them. After the discussion all the teams proceeded towards the campus with different strategy in their mind in order to give best of the solution for the problems faced by the NGO’s. 

 The presentation started at 2.30pm with the welcoming  of the guest. The Chief Guest of the event was Mr. Dinesh Agrawal Director of HIRA Group. The Judges were Shri  Vyom Pada Dasa, President- Hare Krishna Movement Bhillai-Raipur , Akshayapatra and Mr.Shib Shankar Saha, Mr. Sumit Rathod from Help and Helps Samiti. Our dear Professor Dr.Sanjeev Prashar graced our event by his presence. After welcoming  the guest all the teams started with their presentation. Each team came up with different strategy & innovative ideas. One team was focused on cost reduction, while other teams emphasized on the importance of awareness, promotional campaign  & brand building. All the participants focused on was the role of Corporate in social activities. As we are aspiring to be the managers of leading firms, it becomes necessary for the management students to think about the social responsibility of the organisation. 

This event gave students a platform to understand the problems and challenges faced by the NGO's and provide the feasible solution by applying their managerial and problem solving skills.  
 On behalf of Kartavya & IIM Raipur, I would like to thank our guests Mr. Dinesh Agarwal & Shri Vyom Pada Dasa for giving their valuable time & making this event more special. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Dr.Sanjeev Prashar for taking out time from his busy schedule and blessing us by being a part of our event.  We thank  all the six teams  for making this event a grand success. The ideas will surely help all the NGO’s to achieve their mission. Special thanks to all the volunteers of IIM Raipur for supporting in every aspects whenever needed.

 This was a memorable day for us & for the entire IIM Raipur.