Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Health Camp on 26th March, 2016

The nostalgic image of the “good old days” is probably a fantasy when it comes to human health. Historical facts point to an era embodied by an endless struggle with devastating epidemics and unsanitary conditions leading to disease, particularly infant mortality and the early death of young adults. The so called “health revolution” brought about a change resulting in an era in which disease is no longer inevitable and early death no longer an accepted fate. Yet, many areas remain that are still plagued by epidemics and multiple diseases due to lack of proper awareness about health and hygiene.

Kartavya – the CSR club of IIM Raipur organized a free health camp at Purani Gram Panchayat in Aanganwadi area of Sejbahar, Raipur on the 26th of March 2016. Dr. Punit Gupta of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar Hospital provided his support in conducting this event. The primary objective of the event was to spread awareness among the people of Sejbahar area regarding the importance of regular checkups of their health and the grave importance of proper cleanliness measures. The event started at around 11 AM in the morning and went on till 3PM in the evening. Initially the locals were a bit reluctant but the Kartavya members put in remarkable efforts to make them realize how significant regular health checkups are. Finally a total count of 70 people turning up embodies the success of this great cause.

 It is a well known fact that a large segment of our population die because of lack of proper care of their health and lack of adoption of proper cleanliness measures. Hence it is hoped that such a measure by Kartavya go a long way in mitigating this disease that still leaves many parts of our country crippled. 

Socialis Procurator

‘Socialis Procurator’, a case study competition organized by Kartavya based on CSR activities of a company where each team was allocated a case on which they had to make a presentation and present it in front of the judges. Judges included the SPS Jaggi, General Manager (Business Excellence) SAIL-BSP, Mr. Rohit Jain of Rotary Club of Raipur Cosmopolitan and Prof. Pankaj Singh, faculty of IIM Raipur. The first round of the event was an online quiz based on which six teams were selected for the final round to be held on 31st January. The quiz was held on the 19th of January. Finalists included teams from NITIE Mumbai, IIM Ranchi, IIM Raipur, IIFT Kolkata and XIMB. The judges were really impressed by the presentations of all the teams. The final round presentations started at 2PM and went on till 4PM. The competition was won by team Technotron IIFT Kolkata and the second position was secured by team Marcops, IIM Ranchi. 

Nukkad Natak

Street show organized by Kartavya-CSR club of IIM Raipur as a part of IIM Raipur’s annual Business and Cultural Fest ‘Equinox 6.0’ was held on 29th January 2016. The final phase of the event took place in an open space near Raipur Railway station to attract a large number of spectators. It started at 1.30PM and continued almost till 4PM with respected judges Mr. Ravindra Goyal, Actor,Director,Playwright,Producer,Short Film Maker and member of Sutanuka Society of Performing Arts and Prof. Mukesh Kumar, faculty of IIM Raipur present.

Five finalist teams from different colleges including NIT Raipur, BIT Durg, AIIMS Raipur, SSIPMT and IIM Raipur participated to showcase their talents. Performances were based on women harassment, rape and other social issues. The teams initially had to send a video of their performances on the basis of which five teams were shortlisted for the finals. The winner of the finals was NIT Raipur and runners-up Sri Sankaracharya Institute of Professional Management and Technology.

Street Theatre or the Nukkad Natak, as it is locally known, is perhaps India’s most ancient form of entertainment. Street theatre is perhaps the most effective way to combine live action before a live audience, and get instantaneous responses. The trend of street shows has been on the decline in our country and our primary objective is to revive the spirit of street shows as well as deliver a social message through the event.