Visit to Blue Cross Society of Pune (23.11.2020)
Revered Sadhu T L Vaswani said, “No Nation is truly free until the Animal, man’s younger brother is free and happy.” We try to tread the path that our Founder laid for us. To continue our efforts in the same direction, on occasion of our Founder’s 141st birthday, we visited Blue Cross Society (Shelter for Sick and Abandoned Animals) of Pune and donated 10 kgs of Rice, 20 soaps and old clothes.
Visit to Maher NGO of Pune (24.11.2020)
we visited Maher NGO (Destitute women and children) of Pune and donated 6 sets of Badminton racket and old clothes.
Other donation activities on 24th Nov 2020
Shri Shyam Gau Sewa Samiti is a registered society in Majra Village Haryana, who started there Animal welfare journey in 2015 and Gives treatment to more than 8000 Cows, Calves and Nandi’s. They provide FREE AMBULANCE and TREATMENT FACILITIES to all stray Cows, Calves and Nandi. SVIMS Donated 400 kg of Green Grass Bundle.
Seva Kitchen feed less privileged people during the Corona crisis. SEVA Kitchen has been working for years to tackle hunger. SVIMS Donated Food kit (This food kit contains Rice 5 kgs, Tur Dal 1 kg, Mirch powder 200 GMs, Sugar 500 GMs, Soya bean 500 ml, 1 bottle pickle, 250 GMs tea Powder, 100 GMs turmeric powder, 100 GMs Dhania powder, 1 pkt Salt, 50 GMs masala , 5 kgs atta.)
Holistic Education Mission – Mission started by the first graduate from Valsad in Gujarat is now home to 315 Orphan and Poor Children in the village. A Couple started this with a vision of providing education to the orphan and underprivileged children. They have been organizing everything through the salaries obtained and now as the number of children wanting to get educated keep on increasing, they need more support to continue this process successfully. SVIMS Donated 10 kg of wheat flour to help provide nutritious food to poor and orphaned children
Earth Citizenship and CSRSVIMS is committed to environment protection by creating awareness and empathy through workshops and talks on sustainable living and through ‘green intiatives and action’ to show ‘we care’.
Some of our Initiatives:07th December 2019 Mental Health Orientation Ms. Liyaan Satarvala & Ms. Anita Sharma, volunteers from Connect NGO were invited to deliver an orientation session on Mental Health on 7th Dec. ’19 from 11.30 to 1 pm. The NGO provides a non-judgmental, non-advisory, confidential space for those feeling low, distressed or suicidal. The session helped students understand the various risk factors, warning signs related to suicide and interventions they can take in emotionally demanding situations. 16th October 2019 Initiative for Chartering of the Toastmasters International Club at our Institute A team of 13 Toastmasters were invited over to let our students know as to what the Toastmasters Club is. They followed a practical approach to serve this purpose by conducting a demo Toastmasters meeting and explaining the nuances of how a meeting is held, what are the rules that they follow. The audience witnessed as to how each member has a role to play in the meeting, what are the responsibilities of a role player, how is it that they keep on tab time, language and grammar of the designated/chosen speakers. After the demo meeting was over, they took a quick question and answer session to address the queries of the students and explained the break-up of the Charter fees, membership fees and bi-annual fees to the entire audience. 12th October 2019 Thalassemia Awareness and Detection Thalassemia Awareness and Detection Camp was organized in collaboration with Rotary Club Downtown Pune and Ruby Hall. Dr. Nita Munshi (MD Pathology), Director Laboratory at Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune has made Thalassemia prevention a mission of her life. Dr. Nita explained Thalassemia to be a blood disorder passed down through families (inherited), and how early detection can prevent the conception of children with this disorder. She sensitised the young ladies about the painful monetary, social and emotional problems and complications attached with Thalassemia. Dr. Munshi however ended on a positive note that the advancement in medicine and Science has helped increase the life span of carriers and also lead a quality life. The awareness session was followed by a Thalassemia detection camp. 46 students and staff were tested for thalassemia. 3rd October 2019 Session on Disaster Management by Youth Red Cross Prof. R. V. Kulkarni- Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, Pune District Branch started his session with these two questions that were food for introspection and self – reflection- Are we aware of Disaster Management? Are we prepared for it? He shared various recent incidents of disaster which could have been handled in a better way and where loss could have been minimised if people were aware about disaster management and prepared to handle it. His examples of floods, earthquake, fire etc made the session thought provoking. 13th August 2019 Awareness Session on Organ Donation Resource Person: Ms. Ujwala An awareness session on Organ Donation was organized at Sadhu Vaswani Institute of Management Studies for Girls on 13th Aug. 2019 from 9 to 10 am. Ms. Ujwala, Associate Professor with Sadhu Vaswani College of Nursing and a specialist in Critical Care, presented factual data about the current status of organ donation and stated how life of the sufferers can be improved or saved by donating organs. She covered various aspects of Organ Donation including the process of organ donation, challenges and also the laws associated with it. The session was helpful as it cleared most of the doubts and misconceptions about organ donation and left the students with positive inclinations towards the noble cause of organ donation. 01st August 2019 Visit to Blue Cross The CSR team of Sadhu Vaswani Institute of Management Studies for Girls visited Blue Cross Shelter for Animals on 1st August 2019. This was on the occasion of our Beloved Revered Dada J. P. Vaswani’s 101st Birthday. The team donated 10 kgs Rice, Old Clothes, Phenyl bottles and Soaps for the animals in the shelter. 09th July 2019 Visit to Poona Blind School As a tribute to our Beloved Dada J P Vaswani on his Sacred Mahayagya Team SVIMS visited Poona Blind School. Poona Blind School, Koregaon Park caters to 130 boys who are blind or are suffering from partial blindness. It’s a residential school which serves the boys free of cost. Beloved Dada believed that Service of the poor, the underprivileged is a way to God. Keeping this in mind, SVIMS made a humble contribution to funding a meal for the visually challenged boys. Serving them was indeed therapeutic for the mind and soul. 14th March 2019 Breast Cancer Awareness Camp on Resource Person: Ms. Laleh Busheri A Breast Cancer Awareness Camp was organised in association with Prashanti Cancer Care Mission which is a well-known NGO in Pune. The CEO of Prashanti Cancer Care Mission Ms. Laleh Busheri delivered a session on Prevention & Management of Breast Cancer. She discussed about the rate at which Breast Cancer is increasing in India, factors responsible for it and how it can be prevented. Her Presentation helped the students to carry self-detection for Breast Cancer. Dr. B. H. Nanwani welcoming Ms. Laleh Ms. Laleh Busheri presenting her talk The session was followed by a free clinical check- up in which students and members of the community [Seventy in all] participated. Ms. Busheri in her kindness announced that anyone sent by the Institute would be eligible for free sonography, mammography and genetic counselling at Prashanti Cancer Care Foundation over the next three months. 07th March 2019 Topic: Abhivyakti: Women and Law Time: 2:45 -4:00 pm Resource Person: Ms. Alka Joshi A renowned social activist Ms. Alka Joshi, who is associated with a group named LOKAYAT based out of Pune was invited to talk and create awareness on wide range of issues related to youth. She shared her views on fascism, the growing communal divide, sexual harassment at workplace, domestic violence, caste inequality and gender inequality. Ms. Joshi mentioned in her talk how their team is working hard to create a new non-violent, peaceful society, where women are able to live with dignity as human beings, which guarantees everyone’s basic conditions for the fullest development of their inherent abilities. She educated the students about the Vishakha Guidelines, and shared many historic cases indicating violence on women’s. Ms. Joshi told the ways one can appeal to the ICC committee, its procedure, fines and penalty. Towards the end of the session two small documentaries related to sexual harassment were shown to the audience. 07th March 2019 Topic: Women Empowerment and Mental Health Time: 10:00 -11:00 am Resource Person: Dr.Sadhana Natu Dr. Sadhana Natu, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, Modern College of Arts, Ganeshkhind, Pune, held the audience in awe when she spoke on ‘Women Empowerment and Mental Health’. She discussed how mental health and empowerment are two essential needs in context of women. She mentioned the importance of emotional intelligence and shared many examples to show how one can manage one’s emotions. Dr. Natu also urged not to suppress negative emotions as it could lead to mental and physical ailments in the long run. During her interaction with the students, Dr.Sadhana explained how certain gender specific risk factors like violence, socioeconomic disadvantage, income inequality, social status, roles, and negative life experiences and events can adversely affect women’s mental health. The programme was organised with the objective of promoting gender equity. 12th February 2019 Blood Donation Camp On 12th February, 2019 the CSR committee of Sadhu Vaswani Institute of Management Studies for Girls, Pune (SVIMS) in collaboration with Inlaks and Budhrani hospital organized a blood donation camp from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The objective of this drive was to help those who are in dire need of blood and those who cannot get help by any other means. The camp saw enthusiastic participation by students and faculty members. All donors after donating blood could lie down and recuperate for a while before they left the venue. Also, before and after the donation they were provided with refreshments such as tea and coffee, glucose juice, poha and wafer packets which were a generous donation made by Budhani wafers in Pune. .The blood samples of each donor was carefully collected, sealed and transported away as the day came to an end. Out of a total of 100, 48 people were deemed fit to donate blood for Inlaks hospital. A certificate of recognition was also provided to all donors as they left the institution. Those who were deemed physically unfit to donate blood were guided on how to live a healthy lifestyle and be fit before the next donation drive. Throughout the day, there were smiles and laughter all around and we saw our community come together to give back to society! 26th January 2019 Visit To Blue Cross On 26th Jan. ’19, some students and faculties of SVIMS visited Blue Cross, Mundhwa which is a home to dogs, cattle and birds and many more creatures who are orphaned, abandoned, old, injured, abused and physically disabled by speeding vehicles. Blue cross provide shelters, re-homing, adoption, hospitals & mobile dispensary, ambulance services for injured animals. The team from SVIMS donated a collection of 14 kg Rice,8 kg Newspaper and old cloths at the Blue Cross Shelter, Mundhwa. The students came back with a smile of content on their faces that they could do a little bit for the injured speechless animals. They also made a commitment to visit at least once to the place quarterly. 18th January 2019 Donation to Gaushala As a part of Sewa, Sadhu Vaswani Institute of Management Studies for Girls donated to the Acharya Vinoba Bhave Goabhyatirth (Gaushala) located at Koyali Tarfe near Chakan. The Gaushala has 150 cows which are either weak, injured or saved just before they were being taken to the slaughter house. This activity was undertaken in connection with Sadhu Vaswani’s Mahayagna and to help our students imbibe the value of ‘Reverence for all Life’. 1st and 2nd December 2018 Blanket Donation Drive with Robin hood Army A blanket donation drive was organised in association with the well – known NGO – Robinhood Army. Money was collected to buy 46 blankets which were used to cover shivering human beings on the streets of Pune. The drive took place on 1st and 2nd Dec between 11 pm to 4 am in the areas of Wakad, PS, Nashik Phata, Pimpri, Chinchwad, Kasarwadi, Khadki, Shivaji Nagar, JM Road, Yerwada, Pune Station, Aundh, Baner & Chaturshringi Temple. In association with Robin hood we were able to deliver warmth to many yet few needy people. 26th October 2018 Dental check-up free of charge! “The best cure is always prevention”, says Dr. Neha Milani who along with Dr. Sarah Omer was invited to conduct a dental check-up camp at no cost. The camp was conducted for 2 hours and a total of 90 people availed the professional service for their dental health and were delighted with an endearing demeanor of these 2 Dentists. The camp started with these 90 participants first registering themselves, then proceeding with getting their teeth checked and being provided with expert advice by the 2 Dentists. This camp ended with our Director expressing her gratitude towards the Dentists and their assistants. 10th October, 2018 Resource Persons: Dr. Neha Milani, Dr. Chetan Burujwale, Dr. Pallavi Panse, Dr. Ashiyana Nariani A wellness Wednesday Program Sadhu Vaswani Institute for Management Studies for Girls, wishes students to grow into ethical and effective women managers and leaders. This requires having a sharp brain, a sensitive heart and above all a fit body. Therefore A wellness Wednesday program was organized on 10th October, 2018. The first session was about dental health conducted by Dr. Neha Milani. Being an icon of youth and success, she successfully guided us how we should take care of our teeth. Dental problems can lead to pancreatic cancer and therefore it is very important to take care of our teeth and not neglect it. She stated that Dentistry is not expensive but neglecting it is! The next session was conducted by Dr. Chetan Burujwale, Senior Medical Officer from Madhavbaug Multidisciplinary Cardiac Clinics and Hospitals. He elaborated on the need and essence of protecting and caring for the most important muscle in our bodies – the heart and how various conditions such as Blood Pressure, Diabetes, stress et al are related to heart disorders and diseases. He appealed that each one must walk for a minimum of 30 minutes every day to have a healthy heart. The third session was conducted by Dr. Pallavi Panse, Obstetrician and Gynecologist. She elaborated on ways and means of maintaining menstrual hygiene and the necessity of HPP vaccination for young girls who have attained puberty. The last session was about eye care. Dr. Ashiyana Nariani a corneal transplant expert discussed about various Cornea and External Eye Diseases and infections. She spoke of simple techniques to avoid dry eyes and pink eyes. She advocated about Eye Donation in her parting message. Workshop on Newspaper Bag Making [28th August 2018] With a view to prevent use of plastic and save the environment, we conducted a workshop [28th August 2018] on making bags from the News Papers. Mrs. Nisha Gujarathi, the trainer taught a group of 12 students how to make F-bags which can carry up to 1.5kgs of weight and can be used to purchase daily grocery items; D-Bags which are multipurpose bags which can carry up to 3kgs of weight; Box bags to carry and store shoes ( up to 5kgs) and Shopping bags which can carry up to 8 kgs of weight. The bags are very affordable and look trendy too. Breast Cancer Awareness 12th February 2018 Our students participated in a Mega Event set to create a World Record. Breast Cancer Awareness organised by OYE Foundation MOUs with :
- Inlaks and Budhrani Hospital for conversion of organic material waste into biogas and for use of STP.
- SWACH for collection and recycling of E waste
- Brown leaf for disposal of brown leaves
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Long-term respiratory problems
Mr. Mandar Marathe, a renowned Pune based artist taught SVCON faculty members, St. Mira College students and our students and faculty to make Shadu Maati (Eco friendly) Ganpatis. The workshop was organised to prevent river pollution ahead of the Ganpati Festival.Workshop on Newspaper Bag Making [27th August 2015]
Mrs. Vishakha Vichare taught students how to make bags out of old newspapers and other easily available materials to replace plastic bags.
National Festival of Tree Planting (Van Mahotsav)