DateActivityName of FacultyRemark
November 2022Sadhu Vaswani’s 143rd Birth Anniversary CelebrationsAll152
13 July 2022CSR ACTIVITIES HOMAGE TO REV FOUNDER. DADA JP VASWANIDr Abhijeet Kaiwade3 NSS and 2 student volunteers
25 June 2022SEVA programme at Post Kalote, Thakurwadi, Tal Khopoli, Dist Raigad with Sadhu Vaswani Mission.Dr Abhijeet Kaiwade16 NSS and 5 student volunteers
4th October 2022Garba Celebrations at a Community School with an NGOMs Sonali Joshi2 NSS Volunteers and 225 beneficiaries
21st October 2022Diwali Celebrations at Shantai Foundation with Sadhu Vaswani MissionMs Sonali Joshi1 NSS Volunteer and 5 Faculty members and 200 beneficiaries
24 August 2021RAKHI CELEBRATIONDr Smita Iyer9
21/09/2021International Peace Day – 2021Dr Smita Iyer10
26/02/2021Spreading Love during ThanksgivingMs. Bindiya Rangwani25
25/11/2021International Meatless DayMs. Bindiya Rangwani19

International Peace Day – 2021

It is Celebrated in online mode on 21/09/2021. Three guest speakers were invited.

CSR Activity Rakhi Celebration in Jail

On 20th August 2021 SVIMS had organized an CSR Activity on Rakhi Celebrations with the poor and disabled people and with the social workers.

In this activity the students of Sadhu Vaswani Institute of Management Studies participated by making 275 Rakhis which were made by the students at home. Some students submitted it in the college and the students who were not in Pune tied the rakhis in their nearby areas.

They went to different places and tied rakhis to the social workers such as policeman, watchman, temple care and with the poor and disabled people. Celebrating the festival of Raksha bandhan with these people was a great feeling of happiness and joy. The places where the activity was conducted were Prayagraj, Sarwha, Southern command, Yerwada Jail and Sankat Mochan temple in Madhya Pradesh.

Rakhi Bandhan

Sadhu Vaswani’s 143rd Birth Anniversary Celebrations

22nd November 2022 – Khel Nurani

Students and Faculty of SVIMS presented a play depicting the incidents from the life of the Mystic Master Sadhu Vaswani to celebrate his 143rd Birth Anniversary.

The play was set in the present day. Rohan, the physically challenged child is excited to share something with his mother – who was praying and reading the ‘Nuri Granth’. As soon as she finishes, he enthusiastically tells her that he has seen ‘Jadoo’, to which she rebukes him and says that he must have been hallucinating after watching the movie – ‘Koi Mil Gaya’.

On turning around she watches ‘Jadoo’ entering the room. In utter disbelief, she faints. Jadoo uses his magical powers to revive her. Jadoo – who is hungry moves towards the Nuri Granth – but Rohan’s mother stops him as she thinks that he eats paper. During this commotion, she accidentally hits her son – who falls down.

She gets angry and then takes Jadoo to the corner of the room and ties him.

Jadoo, who is losing his energy, then points to ‘Nuri Granth’ and asks for a story.

The mother then starts narrating certain incidents from the life of Sadhu Vaswani.

One of the incidents – Sadhu Vaswani was playing with child Krishin. Dada tells her that we must first learn to give – for sharing helps us to become humble and compassionate human beings.

Towards the end of the play, a loud sound startles everyone. They see the aliens – who express gratitude to the mother for saving their child – ‘Jadoo’ by narrating stories of Sadhu Vaswani – for listening to the great souls is energy for them. They bid farewell to Rohan and his mother, but not before blessing him, as a result of which he recovers completely and no longer needs the support of crutches.

The play conceptualized by our Director Dr. B H Nanwani, was appreciated by one and all.

The participants were:

Ms. Sonali Joshi – Sadhu Vaswani

Ms. Arti Shendge – Mother

Ms. Kiran Rajpurohit – Sati

Ms. Namrata Nagpal – Dada Jashan

Ms. Muskan Sadhwani – Dadi Hari

Ms. Aditi Vatare – Sister Shanti The event was ably coordinated by HOD, Dr. Divya Lakhani

23rd November 2022 – Rath Yatra

The Sadhu Vaswani Mission held the annual rath yatra to celebrate Sadhu Vaswani’s 143rd birthday and spread his message of compassion and love. The rath is a spaceship-like custom-made vehicle with a lifelike statue of Sadhu Vaswani and a portrait of Dada J.P. Vaswani. SVIMS faculty, staff and students participated in the Rath Yatra – walking and chanting along the way to pay homage to Sadhu T L Vaswani.

The procession began at 5 PM from the Sadhu Vaswani Mission and concluded at 8 PM at the same place. The rath was followed by vans with vocalists singing kirtans and bhajans and hundreds walking and chanting along.

Didi Krishna Kumari speaking at the yatra highlighted Sadhu Vaswani’s core message – Love God and love all his creation. She elaborated on how Sadhu Vaswani was the messiah of the voiceless and defenceless animals and urged all to give up foods of violence and cultivate a compassionate heart.25th November 2022 – International Meatless Day

Dr. Divya Lakhani, HOD – MBA commenced the program with the thoughts of Sadhu Vaswani:

“All killing is a denial of love. For to kill, or eat what another has killed, is to rejoice in cruelty. And cruelty hardens our hearts and blinds our vision and we see not that they whom we kill are our brothers and sisters in the One Brotherhood of Life. For me not to love bird and animal would be to not love the Lord. For his children are birds and animals, no less than human beings.”

The birthday of Sadhu Vaswani, who was revered as the voice of the meek animals, is globally observed as International Meatless Day and Animal Rights Day. On this day, people from all walks of life, pledge to abstain from all forms of foods derived from animals and violence against them as a tribute to Sadhu Vaswani.

A special Sanctuary was organized to mark the occasion. Dr. B H Nanwani – spoke about the ill effects of consuming non-vegetarian food. She urged the students to take the pledge for observing 25th November as ‘Meatless Day’.

The video – Jagoo Re – was also played on the occasion.

The SVIMS family then visited the Sadhu Vaswani Mission to take part in the Birthday Celebrations – wherein they participated in the Satsang and partook the prasad that was offered during the Langar. Students of SVIMS offered Seva during the same.

29th November 2022 – CSR at Parulekar Dog Shelter Faculty and students voluntarily donated to undertake CSR initiatives on the occasion of Birth Anniversary of Rev. Sadhu Vaswani. Dr. Abhijeet Kaiwade along with Ms. Vaishali Patil visited the shelter to hand over 20 Kg Rice, 2 Kg Dal and 2 Phenol Bottles to Parulekar Dog Shelter on 29th November 2022

30th November 2022 – CSR at Shantai Foundation Dr. Divya Lakhani, Ms. Sonali Joshi and students visited Shantai Foundation to donate biscuits for the children residing in slum area of Yerwada.

Diwali Celebrations at Shantai Foundation with Sadhu Vaswani Mission

Friday, 21st October 2022

Venue Shantai Foundation, Yerwada

No. of Participants Students: 01 Faculty: 05 Children: 200

Shantai Foundation works towards providing better future to the young children of the vasti. These are the children who in their tender age have seen many hardships and need tender loving and care. Statistics show that if young children are not properly guided and nurtured in their formative years, then the probability of them turning into criminals becomes high. Shantai Foundation endeavours to contribute to development of children into responsible citizens of the country.

5 Faculty members alongwith the Sadhu Vaswani Mission coordinators went to Shantai Foundation to celebrate Diwali with the children of the nearby dwellings.

These children were excited and happy to meet all of us. They were in their festive best – clothes and spirits.

All the children were divided into two groups of girls and boys. The faculty members then teamed up as per the groups and started distributing the clothes to the children. The age of the children ranged from 2 to 18 years.

After this, joy packets consisting of juice, sweets and savoury items were distributed to the children. Ration kits were also distributed.

During the fun activity time, a few of the students sang songs and recited poems. Everyone then settled down to have a sumptuous breakfast and tea. It was a morning of gratitude, reverence and thanking the Almighty for His benevolence.

Roshan Diwali to all.

Garba Celebrations at a Community School with an NGO

Day & Date Tuesday, 4th October 2022

Venue Maharshi Annasaheb Shinde Primary School

No. of Participants Students at the school: 225 SVIMS Volunteers: 02

Jetline Foundation works in various spheres of societal upliftment. One of their projects involves working with children from very low economic backgrounds. To bring in the Navratri spirit and celebrations, Jetline Foundation approached SVIMS for student volunteers to celebrate Navratri and Garba with the school children. Ms. Salomi Gore and Ms. Namrata Nagpal represented SVIMS at the event with Jetline Foundation.

Ms. Namrata Nagpal presented a solo folk dance. Ms. Salomi Gore sang a traditional song. Both the students then taught few basic garba steps to all the children and the other attendees. Once the music began, the whole school premises was reverberating with the sound of music and laughter.

All the children enjoyed themselves to the fullest. Jetline Foundation gave the children a goodie bag of drawing material, encouraging their creativity. Ms. Farzeen Viswakarma, COO, Jetline Foundation, appreciated the time and effort taken by the SVIMS students and gave them a token of appreciation for the same.

The event was well captured with photographs.


13TH JULY 2022

Revered Dada JP Vaswani left for his heavenly abode on 12th July 2018. The Sadhu Vaswani Mission and all the education institutes under St. Mira’s education society observe 12th July as Punyatithi and conduct outreach activities, resonating with the teachings of beloved Dada Vaswani. SVIMS too observed the day and paid their homage to the spiritual leader by extending their hands and hearts to the underprivileged. The students, faculty and staff contributed and donated to the best of their capacities and helped to make a difference in the lives of children at MAHER, Shantai School and Animal welfare center. 


Need based donation to Lila Parulekar Animal Shelter.   

20 kgs of rice and 1 litre of phenyl were donated at the Lila Parulekar Animal Shelter home, near Pune Railway Station. This was done as a mark of respect for all forms of life, which also is a value of SVIMS. 

Donations to MAHER Ashram 

MAHER is an interfaith and caste-free Indian non-governmental organization based near Pune with remote homes in Ranchi, Ratnagiri, Miraj and Ernakulam. The objective of the organization is to provide shelter and support to destitute women and children. It was founded by Sister Lucy Kurien in 1997 in the village Vadhu Budruk. Old clothes, grocery and snack items such as farsan, salted biscuits were donated to MAHER.  

Food items for School Children at Shantai Foundation, Yerwada 

Shantai Foundation is devoted to nurturing and upbringing of children from the age of 6 months to 15 years or so. SVIMS donated biscuits and fruits to the Foundation. Dr. Divya Lakhani, HOD, represented SVIMS by going to the Foundation and spending time with the children. She was also felicitated by the NGO.  

Dr. Lakhani took forth preliminary discussions for sessions on Accounting and English to be conducted for Senior classes at the NGO.

SEVA programme at Kalote, Thakurwadi, Tal Khopoli, Dist Raigad with Sadhu Vaswani Mission.

25 June 2022

A need analysis undertaken in this area made volunteers realise that non-availability of resources and continuous heavy rain had created obstacles for school going children; many would miss school simply because they had no footwear or raincoats to protect themselves from the adverse weather conditions. Also, financial constraints made it difficult for parents to buy stationery, notebooks etc. To encourage them in their quest for education, Sadhu Vaswani Mission, our Founding Body, provided them with Footwear, Raincoats, and school stationary.    

As a part of community outreach, Dr Abhijeet Kaiwade, PO, NSS, and 21 student volunteers [out of which 16 are NSS volunteers], along with Sadhu Vaswani Mission volunteers, visited Kalote, Thakurwadi, Raigad. This is a tribal village (ref: 16th Rashtriya Jan Ganana February 2021 (Census 2021)).  

Sadhu Vaswani Mission, a non-profit organisation, is a registered charitable institution headquartered in Pune, Maharashtra. The Mission, in pursuance of the values lived by the Great Masters — Gurudev Sadhu Vaswani and Rev. Dada J.P. Vaswani, is engaged in an array of activities which includes (but is not restricted to) — Education, Healthcare, Community Service, Soup Kitchens, Dada Bhandara (Langars), Jeev Daya (Service of Birds and Animals), Publications and Spiritual Upliftment (Daily Satsangs).  

As a welcome tradition Mr Lal Adwani, Mr Patil, Principal ZP School, Kalote and delegates from SVM lit a lamp. Kalote Zila Parishad School children welcomed us with welcome song and Ganesh Vandana. SVIMS Student volunteers under the community engagement conducted the following activities:  

  1. Ms Kiran Purohit narrated anecdotes from the life of Sadhu Vaswani with the objective of imparting some moral and human values to the young students.
  2. Ms Isha, Ms Salomi, Ms, Gunjan, and Ms Rutuja put up a small skit to encourage students to show compassion towards animals and go meatless, thus saving Planet Earth and bringing about sustainability
  3. Ms MItali, Ms Isha, Ms Salomi, Ms Nandini, Ms Megha put up an enactment on the theme: Save Girl Child.   
  4. Student volunteers interacted with these small kids and distributed Joy kits (Savoury Packet, Toffies, Rajgira Chikki, Chocolate, Cream biscuits) sponsored by Sadhu Vaswani Mission.  
  5. Student volunteers helped SVM members for distributing School kits to school children (
    1. Anganwadi 42 students – Slate, Duster, chock set, Pencil box and notebook,
    2. Pre Primary School 38 students – Set of notebooks, Pencil box, scale, and
    3. Primary 57 Students – Set of Notebooks, Geometry box, and Pencil box)
    4. Joy Kit, Footwear & Raincoat for all them.   

137 tribal kids from nearby area of Kalote village participated in this activity. They were very happy after this activity. Children thanked SVM & SVIMS students volunteers.

25 Nov 2021

Blood Donation Camp 25 Nov 2021International Meatless Day

The world celebrates International Meatless Day and Animal Rights Day on Sadhu Vaswani’s birthday, who was regarded as the voice of the weak animals. As a memorial to Sadhu Vaswani, individuals from all walks of life promise to abstain from all animal-derived meals and acts of violence on this day.

To commemorate the event, an unique Sanctuary was set up. Dr. B H Nanwani discussed the negative impacts of eating non-vegetarian meals. She exhorted the students to make a commitment to observe November 25 as “Meatless Day.”

Drop of life- a Blood Donation Campaign

To pay homage to our revered Founder, Sadhu T L Vaswani on his Birth Anniversary, we organized the Blood Donation campaign. This campaign was in association with the Indian Red Cross Society. One of our other objectives was also to engage the nearby community through this campaign. We all had read it in the news that Pune is in dire need of blood since we as a city have blood reserves of only 5 days. That is where the Students’ Council came up with the idea of paying homage to our revered Founder by helping those in need of blood. A total of 23 people came to donate blood while, 17 were eligible and thus, donated it. The employees of Leadec India Pvt Ltd, a comprehensive services provider participated and donated blood enthusiastically via this campaign.

CSR Activity – Donation drive

Tuesday, 22nd November 2021

On the occasion of revered Founder Sadhu TL Vaswani, SVIMS paid its obeisance by undertaking social responsibility activity of donations to three NGOs/ centres in Pune.

Donation of Food Items at MAHER

SVIMS donated food grains to MAHER Ashram. MAHER is devoted to helping destitute children; women and men from all over India exercise their rights to a higher quality of life, irrespective of gender, caste, creed or religion.

SVIMS, through its socially responsible activities aims to cultivate the values of respect, reliability, resourcefulness and reverence for all life. The students and faculty donated food grains and items such as salt, pulses, biscuits, sugar, rice, oil, wheatflour and tea leaves. A faculty member also donated clothes. The students and faculty also spent time with the children and women at MAHER and involved them in various activities.

 Donation of Wheel Chair

The staff and students contributed for purchase of a wheelchair to be donated to the Society for the Welfare of the Differently abled Persons (Physically Handicapped), Education and Research Centre, Wanowrie, Pune. The HOD and a faculty member had gone to visit the centre and met the Principal. They also discussed the other ways in which SVIMS could extend a helping hand for the people at the center. The Principal was welcoming of the idea and suggested interactions amongst the students in both the institutes.

Donation at Doghouse SVIMS donated rice to the animal welfare centre being run by Lila Parulekar Welfare Trust. Respect for all forms of life is the basis of all education at SVIMS. This was a need based donation, as requested by the centre.

Tree Plantation Drive 2021

Sadhu Vaswani Institute of Management Studies for Girls Pune celebrated ‘Green Army’. Dr. B.H. Nanwani (Director) along with Students, Parent, faculty members and administrative staff participated in this ‘Tree Plantation’ drive, on 8th August 2021, at Holkarwadi forest land, Phursungi, Pune. Samajik Vanikar Nursury Aundh, Pune provided us 2-year-old 60 sampling of medicinal plants-Awala, Kadulimb, Pipal, Wad, Babul, etc Indian fruits – Shitaphal, Mango, Shewga etc and Rain tree plants. We prepared 2X2X2 pits for planting the sapling, for plantation drive administrative staff, Mr Shinde Parent, Staff of Samajik Vanikaran, Watchman & Guard participated.

While students were encouraged to sow seeds and small plants at their own homes and neighbouring places, staff members along with a parent planted 60 saplings of medicinal variety. Samajik Vanikar Nursury Aundh, Pune provided us 60 sampling of medicinal herbs, Indian fruits and rain tree plants. Students of MBA I & II year took Virtual (Microsoft teams) participation in organizing this event due to pandemic..

Beloved Dada J P Vaswani’s Mahayagna and 103rd Birth Anniversary Celebrations

Seva Programs (July-August 2021)

List of Activities

Sr. No.ProgramPlaceNo. of IndividualsDate
1.Organized Lunch for inmates at Maher Vatsalydham, Wagholi (Lunch sponsored by SVM- Masalebath, Aloo Tomato Bhaji, Sooji Shira and Banana)Maher Vatsalydham, Wagholi300 (Male, Female and Children)  9th July,2021
2.Warli Art Training for trainers at Maher Vatsalydham, Wagholi by Ms Harshali Chandgadkar, Expert Teacher at Pidilite Time: 12 pm to 1 pmMaher Vatsalydham, Wagholi10 trainers (Male and Female)9th July,2021
3.Chocolate Ganpati and Choco-Dip Cookie Making Workshop at Maher Vatsalydham, Wagholi by Dr Smita Iyer Time: 2:30 pm to 3:30 pmMaher Vatsalydham, Wagholi10 inmates (Female)9th July,2021
4.Old Clothes Donation for Production Workshop for Making Sustainable products at Maher Vatsalydham, WagholiMaher Vatsalydham, Wagholi9th July,2021
5.Entrepreneurship Workshop on “Entrepreneurship for Enterprising” at Maher, Vadgaonsheri Children’s Home by Mr. Advait Kurlekar, CEO, Upohan Management Consultants Time: 2 pm to 3:30 pm Maher, Vadgaonsheri, Children’s Home25 girls (Age Group- 15 to 20 years)12th July, 2021
6.Exhibition cum Sale of Sustainable products (Best out of Waste) made at Maher, Vatsalydham, Wagholi in tie-up with Women and Child Development Department, Pune District and Pidilite Industries organized by SVIMS on its CSR Website- Heart to Heal the Minds  Maher Vatsalydham, Wagholi (All proceeds collected from the exhibition cum sale to go to Maher)26th July, 2021 to 15th August, 2021
7.Donation of Grains and SnacksMaher, Vadgaonsheri, Children’s Home27th July 2021
8.Donation of Pidilite Soft Fabric Colors for Production Workshop and Books for ChildrenMaher Vatsalydham, Wagholi27th July 2021
9.Donation of Stationary to orphan children at St. Hildas High School, Guruwar Peth, PuneSt. Hildas High School, Guruwar Peth, Pune28th July, 2021
10.Donation of basic medical supply to St Michael’s old age home and hostelSt Michael’s old age home and hostel3028th July, 2021
11.Donation of Lunch (bhaji pav, vada, sooji sheera and banana) sponsored by SVM to Ishaprema NiketanIshaprema Niketan3529th July, 2021
12Donation of cleaning supply to Dog houseLila Parulekar Welfare Trust, Queens Garden29th July, 2021


Mahayagna Lunch for Maher Vatsalydham

The institute organized for a sumptuous spread of lunch with Masalebath, Aloo Tomato Bhaji, Sooji Shira and Banana for the inmates of Maher Vatsalydham, Wagholi. This service was sponsored by Sadhu Vaswani Mission for the group of destitute women, orphaned children, emotionally disturbed men and women and senior citizen. The food was relished and their satisfaction was expressed through the blessings and eyes filled with tears of joys. Tears of joy- as they were not had this kind of a spread of food since the lockdown was announced.

Date- 9th July,2021

No. of members offered lunch- 300 (Male, Female and Children)

No. of Faculty Members Participating – 5

No. of Staff Members Participating – 2

No. of Students Participating – 3

Location – Maher Vatsalydham, Wagholi


Mahayagna Warli Art Training at Maher Vatsalydham

A Warli Art Training for trainers at Maher Vatsalydham, Wagholi engaged by the instate in association with Pidilite. This drive was supported by the Women and Child Development Department Pune. Their Expert Teacher, Ms Harshali Chandgadkar conducted the training for 2 supervisors and 8 young trainers of the production center. The training was a value add as the participants were unaware of wet-on-wet fabric painting technique and were excited about the new Warli art designs shared by the trainer. The participants were excited to the new learnings in their production of sustainable items made by them.

Date- 9th July,2021

Time: 12 pm to 1 pm

No. of members at Maher – 10 trainers (Male and Female)

No. of Faculty Members Participating – 1

No. of Students Participating – 1

Location – Maher Vatsalydham, Wagholi


Mahayagna Sustainable Chocolate Training at Maher Vatsalydham

A Chocolate Ganpati and Choco-Dip Cookie Making Workshop was conducted by Dr Smita Iyer for female inmates at Maher Vatsalydham, Wagholi. The trainer used basic tools and equipment’s available in the kitchen for shapes for parts of Ganpati Bappa. The sweet Bappa making was enjoyed by the women and they assured to make these sustainable Ganpati Bappa for the upcoming festival. This was followed by a Choco-Dip Cookie Making. The trainer shared the commercials to build an understanding of making this an enterprising endeavor for these destitute women to sustain themselves.  

Date- 9th July,2021

Time: 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

No. of members at Maher – 10 inmates (Female)

No. of Faculty Members Participating – 1

Location – Maher Vatsalydham, Wagholi


Mahayagna Donation at Maher Vatsalydham

The members of the institute engaged in collection of old clothes donation. These were donated to Maher Vatsalydham, Wagholi for using them in the Production Workshop for Making Sustainable products out of the used cloths like, bags, door mats, coaters etc. They use these cloths in designing therapy activities for their mentally disturbed inmates.  5 bags of cloths were donated by the institute for this sustainable endeavor.

Date- 9th July,2021

No. of Faculty Members Participating – 6

No. of Staff Members Participating – 6

No. of Students Participating – 3

Location – Maher Vatsalydham, Wagholi


Mahayagna – Nurturing Entrepreneurship for Children at Maher

To build self-confidence and encourage self-employment in adolescent girls at Maher Children’s Home at Vadgaonsheri, an Entrepreneurship Workshop on “Entrepreneurship for Enterprising” was organized by the institute on the occasion of Mahayagna. Mr. Advait Kurlekar, CEO, Upohan Management Consultants, the resource person took the 25 young participants on a journey of seeding a business idea. He used a blend of languages to communicate with the participants along with relatable examples. He elaborated the entire process with candles as a product, which these kids were making at Maher. The session was highly appreciated by the authorities at Maher and the participants.

Date- 12th July,2021

Time: 2 pm to 3:30 pm

No. of Adolescent Girls from Maher- 25 (Age Group- 15 to 20 years)

No. of Faculty Members Participating – 1

No. of Students Participating – 2

Location – Maher Children’s Home at Vadgaonsheri



Founders 103rd Birth Anniversary Celebrations– Donations at Children at Maher

The institute engaged in a donation drive, where students donated grains and snacks for Maher Children’s Home at Vadgaonsheri. The donations were handed over to the ashram office on 27th July 2021 by Ms. Bindiya R and Ms. Sanyukta B. Officials expressed their gratitude to the founders’ efforts to social inclusion of those who are excluded.

Date- 27th July,2021

No. of Faculty Members Participating – 2

Location – Maher Children’s Home at Vadgaonsheri


Founders 103rd Birth Anniversary Celebrations– Donations for Maher Vatsalydham, Wagholi

The institute engaged in a donation drive, where students donated Pidilite Soft Fabric Colors for Production Workshop and Books for Children for Maher Vatsalydham, Wagholi. The donations were handed over to the ashram office at Maher Children’s Home at Vadgaonsheri on 27th July 2021 by Ms. Bindiya R and Ms. Sanyukta B. The ashram officials were appreciative of the training workshop held on 9th July 2021 and the follow up supply of material needed for the art taught which they can now use in their production workshop.

Date- 27th July,2021

No. of Faculty Members Participating – 2

Location – Maher Children’s Home at Vadgaonsheri


Founders 103rd Birth Anniversary Celebrations– Donations at St. Hildas High School

The students contributed money for donation of stationary to orphan girls at St. Hildas High School, Guruwar Peth, Pune. A total of 37- 200 pages small notebooks, 22- 100 pages long notebooks and 15- 200 pages long books were donated by the institute to the children. The school authorities expressed their gratefulness to the extension of a helping hand in supporting education of their pupils.

Date- 28th July,2021

No. of school girls – 15

No. of Staff Members Participating – 1

No. of Students Participating – 3

Location – St. Hildas High School, Guruwar Peth, Pune


Founders 103rd Birth Anniversary Celebrations– Donations at St Michael’s Old Age Home

The institute engaged in a need assessment for St Michael’s old age home and hostel. It was identified that they need some basic medicines, pain relief creams and sanitary pads for the inmates. Thus, the institute donated pain relief creams, liquid antacid, cough syrups and sanitary pads to the old age home. The supply was procured from Shanti Clinic. The authorities were grateful towards the funder and the institute for the kind the contribution as they were struggling for basic medical supplies for the old aged since the pandemic started.

Date- 28th July,2021

No. of Senior Citizens – 30

No. of Staff Members Participating – 1

No. of Students Participating – 3

Location – St Michael’s Old Age Home and Hostel


Founders 103rd Birth Anniversary Celebrations– Lunch at Ishaprema Niketan

Lunch was arranged for the senior citizens sponsored by the Sadhu Vaswani Mission. The sumptuous spread for lunch included bahji pav, vada, sooji sheera and banana was donated to Ishaprema Niketan as founder beloved Dada J P Vaswani’s 103rd birthday celebrations on 29th July 2019 for a strength of 35 members. The authorities sent blessings and good wishes for the institute as an expression of gratitude.

Date- 29th July, 2021

No. of Senior Citizens – 35

No. of Faculty Members Participating – 1

No. of Staff Members Participating – 4

Location – Ishaprema Niketan, Rasthapeth


Founders 103rd Birth Anniversary Celebrations– Donations to Lila Parulekar Welfare Trust

Beloved Dadas birthday celebration would be incomplete without compassion for the fellow beings. The institute engaged in a need assessment at the local dog house at Queens Garden, Lila Parulekar Welfare Trust. According to the requirement shared by the caretakers, the instated donated cleaning supplies – brooms, floor cleansers and detergents. Turmeric powder for medication was also provided for the ailing animals. The officials thanked the institute for the supplying things they needed for caring for stray animals at the center.    

Date- 29th July, 2021

No. of Staff Members Participating – 2

No. of Students Participating – 3 Location – Lila Parulekar Welfare Trust, Queens Garden

Covid-19 2nd Dose Vaccination report

25th September 2021

Based on an MOU with Jetsynthesis [ Industry- Academia Tie up], SVIMS and Jetsynthesis partnered with Sahyadhri Hospital to offer free vaccination for its students, staff and their family members. On 25 September 2021, a special vaccination drive was sponsored by Jetsynthesis at Yerawada branch of Sayadhari Hospital.

21 students and staff members registered for this drive and 07 students, 03 staff members and 03 staff family members took the CoviSheild Vaccine. Dr Aakash briefed all participants about the dos and don’ts after the vaccine and benefits of CoviSheild vaccine.

We are grateful to Jetsynthesis and Sahyadri Hospital staff!

Covid-19 Vaccination

Based on an MOU with Jetsynthesis [ Industry- Academia Tie up], SVIMS and Jetsynthesis partnered with Sahyadhri Hospital to offer free vaccination for its students, staff and their family members. On 3 July 2021, a special vaccination drive sponsored by Jetsynthesis  at Yerawada branch of Sayadhari Hospital.  33 students and staff members registered for this drive and 12 students, 6 staff members and 4 staff family members took the CoviSheild Vaccine. Dr Aakash briefed all participants about the dos and don’ts after the vaccine and benefits of CoviSheild vaccine.
We are grateful to Jetsynthesis and Sahyadri Hospital staff!

26 Feb 2021

Spreading Love during Thanksgiving

On 26.02.2021 to spread love, joy and thank Revered Dada and the Almighty, we made a humble contribution as an institution to Uday Foundation. This Foundation conducted a Food Donation Drive on behalf of us and fed 100+ needy relatives of poor patients admitted at AIIMS. These people often spend their time on roads without food and shelter. We spread gratitude and gratitude in turn brought smiles on our faces. Thank You so much Dada to make us capable of helping those in need.

Blood Donation Camp

On 21st December 2020, we organised a blood donation campaign in association with Inlaks and Budhrani hospital. Due to the spread of global pandemic, there has been a huge shortage of blood since not many donors are available in current times while, Inlaks and Budhrani hospital was in need for blood in order to take good care of patients of Thalassemia. Hence, to serve this noble cause we urged to our faculty members, the students staying nearby and few members of nearby societies to donate blood. 28 people registered for the cause while, 6 of them donated blood. Few females were not eligible due to low hemoglobin. With the kind support from Dr. Jaya Kulkarni, Technician Varsha Dahale, Sister Mira Dhumre and Peon Santosh Salve, all the Covid guidelines were diligently followed and the campaign was smoothly completed.

On this very auspicious day of the 141 birthday of our Revered Founder, Sadhu Vaswani – 25th November 2020

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.

Staff and students collected material for donation in Maher NGO

Collected Material and 6 set of Badminton rackets donated to Maher NGO

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 CSR

SVIMS 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

Dr. Neha Milani
Dr. Chetan Burujwale
Dr. Pallavi Panse
Dr. Ashiyana Nariani

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 : 

  1. Inlaks and Budhrani Hospital for conversion of organic material waste into biogas and for use of STP.
  2. SWACH for collection and recycling of E waste
  3. Brown leaf  for disposal of brown leaves

Rain Water Harvesting                                             Installing Solar Panels

Sewage Treatment Plant                                                 Solid Waste Treatment 

Brown Leaf

Around November to March is the time when deciduous trees shed leaves. A large quantity of leaf litter is generated.

Ground remains covered with these fallen leaves. They form a layer over the soil, protecting it from harsh sun during summer. Due to this, soil retains moisture. Various insects find shelter under these leaves.

Around 50 to 70% of the nutrients that a tree absorbs are present in the fallen leaves. In the monsoon, leaves decompose, and nutrients are returned to the soil, thus completing the cycle.

In urban setup, this natural, essential process has turned into a nightmare.

In cities, majority of the soils are capped with buildings, roads, pavements etc. Even when open soil is available, heaps of leaf litter do not fit into our idea of aesthetics. There is just no scope for natural decomposition of leaf litter.

Burning seems a convenient way to get rid of the leaf litter. Burning of dry leaves is banned in many countries.

Burning of dry leaves generates a large quantity of particulates that can reach deep in lung tissue and cause

  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Long-term respiratory problems

SVIMS invited Aditi Deodhar, founder of Brown Leaf,at the institute to take steps in decomposing brown leafs of the trees in the campus.

 Waste Management Initiatives [1st November 2017]

We collect E waste and Plastic waste and offer it for reuse and recycling to agencies such as SWACH.

 Plastic Free Week Challenge was arranged from 1st to 7th November 2017

Appeals were made to Avoid or reduce or refuse plastic products.



SVIMS made donations to Samagra Empowerment Foundation to help provide access to clean community toilets to girls.

Water Conservation Initiatives of Green Thumb [25th January 2017]

Col. Suresh Patil & Col. Sathe were invited to talk about ‘Water Conservation initiatives of Green Thumb’, an NGO, engaged in ecological restoration in and around Pune.  They shared the excellent work being done to conserve water around Khadakwasala Dam and enthused students to contribute their mite towards sustainable living and conservation of resources.

Workshop on Eco Friendly Ganpati Making [8th September 2015]


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.

River Clean-up Programme

Our students participate in the River Clean-up drive, organized by the Indian Maritime Foundation [IMF], as part of the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) programme. The programme is an effort to create awareness about the environmental hazards of river pollution and is supported by the Pune Municipal Corporation and a few social organisations.


Clean Rivers – A Lifeline for Punekars

Mrs. Shailaja Deshpande, Director of Jeevitnadi, an organisation committed to clean rivers in Pune [Mula MUtha] spoke on the project ‘ Clean Rivers – A Lifeline for Punekars’ followed by a workshop on making biodegradable toiletries. The session was an eye opener for students as the harmful effects of chemicals used in cosmetics and toiletries on health and environment were revealed.

Biodegradable Toiletries by Jeevitnadi

The workshop was attended by students and faculty of SVIMS as well as residents from nearby housing societies. Formulations of biodegradable floor cleaner, body wash, tooth cleaner and dish washing powders were demonstrated by Dr. Sheetal Chopade and Mrs. Veena Bagade. All participants were given samples to ensure trial of these environment friendly products.

National Festival of Tree Planting (Van Mahotsav)

Sadhu Vaswani Institute of Management Studies for Girls Pune celebrated ‘National Festival of Tree Planting (Van Mahotsav). Dr. B.H. Nanwani (Director) along with faculty members and administrative staff and students participated in this ‘Tree Plantation’ programme.

Mr. Ishaq Shaikh (Health Inspector – Pune Municipal Corporation & President Pune Youth Foundation) was invited for this programme. Participants planted various saplings in the campus. Mr. Ishaq Shaikh emphasised on the benefits of ‘Tree Plantation’ and its contribution in reduction of global warming.

Tree Plantation Drive

Rotaract Club, organized a tree plantation drive, sponsored by Rotary Club Pune, RCPL on 28th June, 2013 at SVIMS Campus. The event marked a stepping stone towards making a meaningful difference tin conserving the environment of our Mother Earth.

11 saplings were planted, which included 6 Casuarinas, 3 bougainvilleas and 2 creepers.

Environment Week

An environment week was organized by the CSR Committee at SVIMS to spread awareness about the grave issues that we are facing today. Everyday an important matter was covered wherein not only information was provided by the speakers but also small but essential changes that we can make in our day-to-day life to contribute to help save our planet were discussed. Topics like waste management was covered by Reema.J, reduction of plastic use by Krishnakumari C, wildlife conservation by Khushbu.B, water conservation was by Amita.B, pollution control by Priya M, green marketing by Jyothi. Students were also given information about major corporations that are taking eco friendly measures so as to be conscientious and responsible consumers. SVIMS also encouraged its students to celebrate and spread the word around to play a dry Holi in the wake of the worst drought situation faced by Maharashtra through the following poem written by Ms. Smita Mehendale

Apne Jeevan mein laane rangoh ki bahaar,

Mat karo paryavaran ka sanghar,

Paani ki har boondh jo kal chalkehgi,

Usme kisi pyaasi ki rooh behekehgi,

Badalteh samay ke saath kheloh,

Nayi rang ki holi, Chalo aaj na rangoh se,na paani se, Par aache vicharoh ki adla badli se manaye yeh holi!

SIx Degrees !!

The Rotary Club RCPC, The Indian MaritimeFoundation and Ocean Savers of India organized the screening of a thought- provoking documentary named Six Degrees for the students at the SVIMS Campus. It was truly enlightening and it has definitely given us all a wake-up call towards the alarming situation faced by our Mother Earth. With the support and guidance, we are really looking forward to making a meaningful difference in conserving our environment and reducing the disastrous effects of global warming.

TREE PLANTATION DRIVE AT SVIMS CAMPUS Rotaract Club of SVIMS, organized a tree plantation drive, sponsored by Rotary Club Pune, RCPL on 28th June, 2013 at SVIMS Campus. This was the Second Project undertaken by the club, a stepping stone towards making a meaningful difference towards conserving the environment of our Mother Earth.

Green Thumb Drive

SVIMS students visited Green Thumb, Khadakwasal, an NGO committed to the cause of ecological restoration in and around Pune. Students planted saplings and also assisted the Green Thumb staff in the upkeep of the premise.

Supporting Sarva Jal Abhiyan [Sakal Media Group] 28th August 2014

Sarva Jal Abhiyan reinforces a very basic virtue about one of nature’s most pristine offering i.e. Water is Wealth. Everyone needs to accumulate, safeguard and maximise this resource, as one would do with personal monetary resources.

Students and staff extended support to Jal Abhiyan by taking a pledge to save water and work towards its conservation.

Newspaper Bag Making [18th August 2014]

Resource Person: Rtn. Surendra Shroff

Surendra Shroff, A Green Hero, visited SVIMS for a special awareness-creation and demonstration session. Mr. Shroff  has dedicated considerable time, effort and resources to the social cause of creating livelihood for the blind & underprivileged sections of the society, and protecting Planet Earth in the process. He spoke on his environment-conservation project of making carry bags from newspapers. He has trained thousands of blind people, as well as the orphans, the underprivileged and inmates of prisons to make different kinds of carry-bags out of newspapers and waste products.

Shroff mentioned that he has modified the 3-R concept of conservation of natural resources to 4 R’s- Refuse (to use plastic carry bags), Reduce, Reuse & Recycle. His project is well-researched so as to compete with plastic bags in the market-place. He has been able to bring down the cost of making a newspaper bag by using donated newspapers and waste materials from the garment industry.

He demonstrated the technique of making strong paper bags of different shapes and sizes that can carry up to 15 kgs. His project is based on the concept of entrepreneurship of the self-help model.

He pointed out that the problem of non-biodegradable waste will aggravate in the coming years and will cause severe damage to the planet.  He requested the MBA students to take up this issue by personally visiting small shops in their neighbourhood to promote awareness of paper bags among shopkeepers.  They could use their marketing/persuasive skills to bring about a change in the attitude of the society

Green Diwali 

Promotion of Green Generation Diwali [online awareness drive] on social media. A Facebook page titled Green Generation Diwali was launched. The focus of the drive was to encourage people to celebrate ‘Green Diwali’, by saying ‘NO’ to firecrackers. The campaign was a huge success as the page was able to reach over 3500+ people. 216 people liked the page and joined the mission to promote the concept of Green Diwali.


We live our Founder’s philosophy…. Reverence is the root and service is the fruit of Education. Our young turf are taught that they must serve society and contribute to alleviate suffering. Our students of create a niche by virtue of the sense of  commitment they feel towards society. These leaders of tomorrow are setting forth an example that leadership is all about understanding the needs of the society, reaching out and making a difference. The students have whole heartedly initiated and participated in various society centric activities.

Our CSR initiatives revolve around

Blood Donation Drives 20 January 2018

Visits to Animal Shelters to serve the dumb and defenceless creatures

Visits to orphanages/home for the aged/blind school inmates to serve them goodies, entertain them and leave them with a sense of joy

Designing and executing entertainment programmes and physically taking care of special children during Baal Melas

Entrepreurial activity to raise funds for charities [ Cataract surgeries for tribal folks, programme for autistic children etc]

Blood Donation Drives



The CSR committee members of SVIMS along with other students of SVIMS visited the MAHER, Wagholi on 9th September 2017. It turned out to be the most valued experience of our lives.

Maher has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 1997. Today Maher is an officially from UN registered NGO – Non Governmental Organization. Over 4000 women and children have passed through the Maher experience and come out brimming with self-confidence and dignity. This place has made commendable strives in rehabilitating boys & girls. They have day care center, kindergarten and two homes exist Dayasagar for girls and Gyansagar for boys.

We contacted Sister Lucy, the administrative officer, of the institute who helped us get the necessary permission to enter the premises. We were very impressed with the precaution taken by the staff members to ensure that only those genuinely interested in making a difference to the inmates be permitted. We wanted our first

interaction to be fun and memorable for the kids. So we decided to treat them during with vegetable puffs & cream rolls, Parle biscuits and some pulses. We reached the premises at 10:30 am and started organizing the snacks. The members helped the students to settle down and served them the snacks. We were also served with tea.

The members had a great time interacting with them. We were so impressed with their friendliness, positive attitude and resilience, and their eagerness to move forward that any contribution seemed worth making. The students were very fun loving and joined us in singing popular Bollywood numbers and danced on popular tracks. They kept us entertained with their humor and curious questions.

We were very grateful to the Administrative staff of the Maher for giving us such life transforming experience.

Report on Swachhata Pakhwada

from 1st Sept. ’17 to 15th Sept. ‘17

Day 8: 11th September 2017 (Debriefing session by the local Muncipal body)

Time: 11.30 am to 1 pm

A debriefing session was arranged at SVIMS for the students to understand the different ways in which the entire Garbage cleaning system works. The health Inspector Mr. Kamble of the Dhole Patil Ward, PMC with the help of DSI Mr. Sunil Kaldhone briefed students about the garbage cleaning system in the ward and insisted students to be responsible when it comes to cleanliness. He emphasized on Females being the center of all activities at home if insist on good habits of cleanliness & hygiene things will be very simple for everyone and the surrounding will be more better.

At the Blue Cross Society Shelter[BCS]

Serving Inmates at the Observation Center

Service of Patients at Inlaks & Budhrani Hospital

Baal Melas 



One day seminar on “Half the Sky: The Right to Equality and Dignity [7th January 2013]

In the wake of Nirbhaya case [16th December 2012] SVIMS, in a special CSR initiative,  organized a one day seminar on “Half the Sky: The Right to Equality and Dignity”. Over 300 people from different city institutes attended the free seminar. The Seminar began with an inspiring message from Dada J.P. Vaswani, who aptly pointed out that woman was a symbol of shakti, and it was this shakti that would ultimately overthrow the monster of violence and evil that was destroying the moral fabric of our society.

Among the speakers were Dr. E. B. Khedkar, Dean, Faculty of Management, University of Pune, Advocate Ujjwala Pawar, District Government Pleader and Public Prosecutor, Raj Khilnani IPS, Director General (Anti Corruption), Maharashtra, Radhika Rawat of Muskaan – Aalochana and Anuradha Sahasrabuddhe of Dnyanadevi Foundation

Rohit Srivatsawa gave a practical demonstration of how security breaches and violation of privacy occurred on social networking sites, while Deepankar and his team of self defence experts from Mahindra Special Services were on hand to demonstrate basic self-defence techniques to all participants.

Cancer Awareness Programme: Healing Harmonies [6th September, 2013]

This programme was organised in association with Rotary Club of Pune Central for its students, their parents and the community at large. This unique event, “Healing Harmonies” was not just a lecture-demonstration; it was a live musical show conceptualized and presented by Dr. Shekhar Kulkarni, highly reputed cancer surgeon   and Founder Trustee of Aaastha, a well-known Cancer Support Group from Pune. Interspersed with unforgettable songs rendered melodiously by Dr. Kulkarni and his own former patients, all of them cancer survivors, the programme covered virtually all aspects of cancer prevention – including diet, lifestyle and avoidable bad habits.

Dr. Kulkarni and Aaastha also offered a highly subsidized and pain-free cancer screening on Friday and Saturday to women who registered for the same. These included many women over the age of 35, especially those with a family history of breast cancer, who attended the programme and availed of the subsidized cancer screening provided by an expert.