|Date||Program Title||Faculty In Charge||Participants|
|03 Jan 2022||191 Birth anniversary of Savitribai Phule||Ms Sonali Joshi||78|
191 Birth anniversary of Savitribai Phule 3 January 2022
· SVIMS faculty, staff and students paid their obeisance to Savitribai Phule by lighting a lamp and reciting Saraswati Vandana. 3rd January 2022 also marked the welcome of MBA 1st year girls (Batch 2021-2023) on this auspicious day.
· Director, Dr. B H Nanwani inspired the gathering with her words of wisdom. She spoke about the dedication of Savitribai to the cause of women empowerment in an era when women only were supposed to do household chores. The Director emphasized that if a lady is educated, the society is empowered. The development of the society depends upon how well are the women nurtured and developed in that society
· Dr. Nanwani also mentioned about the role of Jyotirao Phule, Savitribai’s husband, who supported her endeavours and stood by her. Thus, the interdependence and trust of man and woman on each other sustains the societal balances and leads to growth of the society.
· An inspirational short video on the life of Savitribai Phule: The Revolutionary Feminist Icon (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBy8YUNHjyw) was shown to the attendees.
· Parishweta Gulhane, MBA II, Batch 2020-2022, shared her thoughts about the Iron Lady and also recited a poem in praise of Savitribai Phule.
· The program concluded with a vote of thanks by Ms. Sonali Joshi
23 Dec 2021
Our colourful and lively Christmas celebration started with a Ramp Walk competition amongst our students. It was titled as ‘Choose to Shine.’ All the 22 students who participated were given 25 minutes to dress up including the attire, hairdo and make-up. Ms Shraddha Shinde emerged as the winner while Ms. Mansi Asnani was selected as the Runner-up. We then had a group of our students who sang beautiful carols and another group who presented a dance performance.
We ended the celebration with excitedly opening-up the gifts that each one of us got from our Secret Santa. The chits for Secret Santa were picked up on 18th December 2021 itself.
Guest Session on Energy Conservation (Date: 14.12.2021)
Dr. Phunde shed light on the concept of Energy Conservation, its need, importance and the Energy Conservation Act, 2001. Energy Conservation is an important Sustainable Development Goal and has a direct impact on the Environment and quality of Life. In that sense it has a bearing on all UN – SDGs. He explained how energy conservation is influenced by factors such as Global Direct Primary Energy Consumption, Human Development Index (HDI), Per Capita Primary Power Consumption, World Primary Energy Consumption and other matrices.
He also spoke about career opportunities in the field of energy conservation in the Energy Service Companies as also under different programmes under EC Act, 2001.
Women’s day 8 August 2021
The programme started with a prayer followed by a small speech by our Director, Dr. B. Nanwani. The Speaker, Ms. Divya Hegde, CEO and Founder of the Integrated Penguin ( full-service digital marketing agency having its offices in New Zealand and India) stated that dreams have no Gender and the first step to women empowerment is that women should acknowledge their ambitions.
Covid -19 brought to fore the importance of women to society and the world economies. Covid has however been a major blow to women as most women employees are frontline workers health sector workers, doctors, engineers etc all of whom according to UN reports research shows are paid 11% less than the males.
She advised that women must decide on trade-offs – pursue what you hold important and junk what is not important, without regret. Learn to be selfish and do the things you like.
This was followed by a pane discussion…Our panel members included Raksha Agarwal, Aishwarya Rathi and Manisha Bhati
Raksha Agarwal, the Director and Founder of Zariya mental health and Counselor spoke about the necessity of creating awareness about Mental Health especially among women as during pandemic they have had to bear pressures at home and employment. Women faced disparity if work roles and responsibilities during COVID and were also victims of domestic violence.
She highlighted some facts and figures: research shows that 70% of mental health workers are women and most of the nurses who helped in covid have developed mental health symptoms like depression, anxiety,etc.
Our next panel member was Aishwarya Rathi, the CEO and Founder of Astra Brand. She strongly opined that women can do everything that men can do.its all in the mind. She advised that we must help out other women by talking/reaching out to someone when in need, asking for help if required and joining support groups
The third panelist Manisha Bhati, the CEO and Co – Founder at G hunt India spoke about her journey in her career and how she successfully faced challenges and obstacles.
Later a short video was played on women empowerment.
Pist lunch we, we had a dialogue under Nari Sakti with Sister Lucy Kurien who has different shelter homes in various parts of India.
She spoke about various challenges faced by her, chief among them being not conversant with the local language. Nevertheless women are blessed with special skills and powers which can help them to overcome difficulties
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj ki Jai 18.02.2021
To celebrate one of our great heroes Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, we had organized a competition that consisted of 2 categories: Story narration and Powada. The story to be narrated was to be based on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s life and Powada is a genre of Marathi Poetry that narrates historical events in an inspiring manner. It emerged during the late 17th century and the composers-cum-singers narrate historical events in a very exciting and glorified manner.
The participants were asked to submit a video of a story narrated by them or a Powada sung by them. A total of 15 students participated. Under the category of Story narration, Ms Ami Adodariya stood1st while Ms Anuja Jagdale grabbed the 2nd place and under the category of Powada; Ms. Parishweta stood 1st while Ms Damini Pande stood 2nd. We all paid our respects to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj by watching and carefully listening to these videos that so well spoke about his glorious life.
Links to videos of Winners:
Azadi ka Amrit Mahatsao
REPORT ON World Press Freedom Day 2021
To commemorate the occasion of the 75th year of India’s Independence, we invited two eminent speakers: Mr. Ajay Karmayogi (Convenor, National Independent Gurukul Campaign) and Mr Rohtash Malethia
Mr. Karmayogi expressed that a strong and a prosperous India can be built if we focus on issues such as save the girl child, saving water, medical facilities and education.
Mr. Rohtash Malethia (Journalist, R Bharat) gave an overview of the history of independence and the post-independence journey. He spoke of leaders and their contributions in resolving pre-and post-independence issues. in the He commented on policy amendments and lamented the failure of education post-independence.
International Yoga Day
21 June 2021
Yoga is not a work-out, it is a work-in. And this is the point of spiritual practice; to make us teachable; to open up our hearts and focus our awareness so that we can know what we already know and be who we already are.
– Rolf Gates
On the occasion of International Yoga Day, students and staff took to practising yoga in a session organised from 7:00 am.
Ms. Ms. Anjali (KdhamOutreach) talked about the importance of yoga and yoga asanas and instructed while also demonstrating asanas such as Uttanasana, Baddha Kon asanaUstrasana, Shavasana, Bhujangasana.
Ms. Anjali gave a commentary on the importance and advantages of each asana that was performed.
Youth Action – Implementing Montreal Protocol
A session to commemorate World Ozone Day was organized on 16th September 2021. The objective was broadly to understand the Montreal Protocol designed to protect the ozone layer and various actions that youth can take in implementing this protocol.
Guest Speaker, Ms. Elisa Giyeon Rim, Programme Management Officer for South Asia, OzonAction Compliance Assistance Programme, Region of Asia and Pacific explained the Montreal Protocol, its establishment, amendments, it’s impact on climate change, global warming and UN SDGs in general, milestones achieved and the future plans. Scientific and commercial aspects of Ozone and its depletion were also discussed. Ozone Depletion Substances (ODS) used in the industries along with the emissions caused due to the use of finished goods and rapid modernization were pointed out by her as areas of concern in conserving the Ozone layer.
The latter part of the session focused on a discussion on people’s contribution towards protecting the ozone layer by avoiding the purchase and use of ozone depleting substances and simple things like maintaining refrigerator and air conditioner and other gadgets in good condition and using electricity efficient appliances. The session ended with a powerful video by NASA on the Ozone Hole.
DOTILLISM ART 2021
2 August 2021
Sadhu Vaswani Institute of ManagemeNt Studies for Girls organized a workshop on Dotillism in the fond memory of our Rev Founder Dada JP Vaswani’s birthday on 2nd Aug 2020.
Dotillism Art is a concept established by Elspeth McLean, an Australian artist who believes this art can bring joy to people’s life through vibrant colors and dots.
She coined the term ‘Dotillism” to describe her art as she could not fit her artwork into any existing art categories. Although she uses dots as in Pointillism, her patterns do not provide an image, it’s simply a pattern. Ms Harshali Chandgadkar a student of MBA – II conducted an online Dotillism workshop on Zoom platofrm. The workshop was conducted for 1 hour and was attended with 70 participants, who enthusiastically drew their patterns, letting their creativity take lead.
Bal Gangadhar Tilak Punyatithi 2 August 2021
On 2nd August 2021, the institute observed Bal Gangadhar Tilak Punyatithi during the online sanctuary. A speech was delivered by Ms. Parishweta Gulhane covering the major milestone of Shri Bal Gangadhar Tilak’s life. She shared his contributions towards nation building. A video was screened to pay homage to the fearless freedom fighter. This event strengthened the feeling of patriotism in the minds of participants, students, and faculty members alike.
Anna Bhau Sathe 100th Jayanti 2 August 2021
The institute observed 100th Jayanti of Lokshahir Anna Bhau Sathe on 2nd August 2021. A gist of his most acclaimed literary work Fakira was given by Ms. Parishweta Gulhane. She emphasized on the struggles of Fakira, the protagonist, for rights of people againt the British Raj. This work of his was awarded by the State government of Maharashtra in 1961. A video was screened to pay homage to the Artist and Social Activist. This event strengthened the belongingness towards the wealth of regional literature in the minds of participants, students, and faculty members alike.
World No Tobacco Day (2021) 31 May 2021
A virtual programme was organised to observe the World No Tobacco Day (2021).
Here is a snap shot of activities conducted:
1. Pledges of abstaining from tobacco products were read in Hindi and English.
2. Awareness drive about ill effects of consuming tobacco was conducted by organising a Drawing and Slogan Competition. The theme was ‘Say NO to tobacco’, ‘Commit to Quit’
3. Students were shown a video created by Prashanti Foundation on ‘Harmful Effects of Tobacco on the Human body’
Faculty members, Ms Bindiya Rangwani cautioned against the temptation of pleasure smoking like Hooka in parties, brushing teeth with ‘mishri’ etc. Dr Abhijeet Kaiwade spoke about using Nicotex gum to help one quit smoking and chewing tobacco.
The Director, Dr. B Nanwani inaugurated the Pledge Mission through Poster and google form links. The programme was brought to a conclusion by singing the National Anthem at 5 PM.
The programme saw a participation of 161 people, which included students, parents and staff members.
World Environment Day 5 June 2021
Chandra Bhushan is one of India’s foremost public policy experts and the founder-CEO of International Forum for Environment, Sustainability & Technology (iFOREST).
The theme of this year’s World Environment Day is Ecosystem Restoration. Pakistan will act as global host of the day. World Environment Day 2021 will see the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.
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75th Independence Day
On 75th Independence Day – 15th Aug 2021 we invited a special guest, Mr. D V Hivrale, WCD to speak on true Freedom and Independence. The speaker highlighted the need and importance of the youth in contributing towards the welfare of our society to make India truly free and independent. He narrated a story to emphasise that we can contribute to society’s welfare even if we cannot fight as soldiers. He also told the participants a short story of Gandhiji and his contribution to India’s freedom. He stressed on the need to engineer special programs to help women and children. The emphasis should be on making them independent and self reliant through skill building and empowerment rather than in giving charity and making them dependent.
After the talk, Ms. Rucha Lathi a student from MBA, part 1 gave a small speech on building the spirit of nationalism. Ms. Anuja Jagdale and Ms. Jyotika Makhija sang patriotic songs.
Birth Anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
The Institute believes in and promotes patriotism by honouring the memory of our great national heroes and patriots. Given this, we celebrated the 125th Birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on 23rd January 2021.
Ms. Harshali Chandgadkar, student of MBA Part II paid her tributes to this great national hero. Then small videos created by students were shown…a student sang a song eulogizing Netaji, another student spoke about Netaji’s role in India’s freedom struggle and yet another student recited a poem.
The programme concluded with a vote of thanks proposed by Ms. Harshali Chandgadkar
Savitribai Phule’s 129th Birth Anniversary
Sadhu Vaswani Institute of Management Studies is committed to and celebrates women empowerment. A special session was arranged to pay our tributes to an icon of strength and courage – Savitribai Phule( 129th Birth Anniversary).
Ms. Bindiya Rangwani gave a brief introduction of Savitribai Phule and spoke about her contribution to the education of women in society. Savitribai set up a school for girls and women and is rightly honoured as the 1st woman teacher of India. With her husband’s support, she herself learned to read and write and further started teaching other women.
She also tried to prevent female infanticide – the death of small girls and helped widows to live a life of dignity and respect. She helped women who were rape victims and gave them strength to deliver and raise their children safely.
Ms. Pooja Zawar, Mba Part II student narrated an incident from the life of Savitribai Phule. A poem was also recited in praise if Savitribai Phule. The programme ended with a video clip showcasing Savitribai’s life journey and achievements.
Stree Shakti – Being strong when it matters the most
15th February 2021
Cancer is a vicious, silent killer. It requires strength and resilience to fight off or even face this disease. There is a need to build awareness about cancer and the Institution deemed it fit to observe Cancer Awareness Month by organising a talk on ramne titled on “Stree Shakti – Being strong when it matters the most”
256 participants attended the session.
The speaker Ms.Nilima Bhat, Founder & Director of Shakti Leadership spoke about how her journey in this field started when her husband was diagnosed with cancer and her family faced many struggles to overcome this difficult situation.
She then explained that our body is like a canvas We should be very conscious about what we are thinking and believing because different parts of our body react to different emotions. For example, an affliction of lungs is related to sorrow.
The speaker then beautifully explained about the concepts of love and relationship that women play and how it directly affects her own health as also of others. Women must use the shakti of these powerful positive relationships to heal and reduce the negative impact of cancer.
Day Celebration and Observing 2019-2020
|Date||Program Title||Faculty In charge||Remark|
|12 August 2020||CELEBRATION OF GOKULASHTAMI||Dr Smita Iyer|
CELEBRATION OF GOKULASHTAMI
Sadhu Vaswani Institute of Management Studies for Girls celebrated Gokulashtami on 12th Aug 2020. Also known as Krishna Janmashtami, this day is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Lord Krishna. According to the legends, the eighth son of Devki, Lord Krishna was born on the 8th day of the dark fortnight of the month of Bhadrapada(August-September).
The program conducted online on MS Teams at SVIMS was as follows:
Dada’s Video- The program started with Dada J.P. Vaswani’s video on Gokulashtami, wherein Dada has spoken about Krishna Leela and importance of Janmashtami.
Komal’s Story on Krishna– After the video, Ms. Komal Panjwani, MBA II student, narrated a story on Gokulastami. She spoke about Lord Krishna’s birth, his upbringing, and his friends. Then, she narrated an incident which depicted Lord Krishna’s role and teachings as a leader and a guide in the holy book Mahabharata.
Quizzes and Games – A quiz was played wherein a poll was created and the students had to select the correct answer for the questions asked. A role play game too was played where the participants were given a situation and they had to answer the questions related to the holy book of Mahabharata and Bhagwat Gita. The motto behind playing this game was to bring in a few management ethics in the participants.
Cultural Performances- Ms Pooja Sharma, student of MBA IInd year gave a beautiful dance performance. Ms Komal Panjwani enthralled the audience with her bhajan – “Achyutam Keshvam”.
Director’s Message – The Director, in her address, too shared insights into the leadership skills of Lord Krishna. She motivated the students to follow the teachings of our holy scriptures and learn the mantras of life from them. The program concluded with a vote of thanks by Ms. Sayali Choudhari.
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