|Date||Program Title||Faculty In Charge||Participants|
|03 Jan 2022||191 Birth anniversary of Savitribai Phule||Ms Sonali Joshi||78|
|12 January 2022||25th National Youth Day||Dr. Divya Lakhan||63|
|13TH JANUARY 2022||Celebrating Womanhood: Better Menstrual Hygiene = Better Mental & Physical Wellbeing||Ms Sonali Joshi||78|
|11TH TO 19TH JANUARY 2022||NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY WEEK||Dr Abhijeet Kaiwade||102|
|24 January 2022||National Girl Child Day||Dr Abhijeet Kaiwade||67|
|25 January 2022||National Voter Day||Dr Abhijeet Kaiwade||76|
|25 January 2022||National Tourism Day: Colours of India||Ms Bindiya Rangwani||28|
|26 January 2022||Republic Day Programme||Dr Abhijeet Kaiwade||107|
|19 February 2022||Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti||Dr. Divya Lakhan||154|
|22 February 2022||Matribhasha Diwas – Mother Language Day||Dr. Divya Lakhan||152|
|26th February 2022||Marathi Bhasha Din||Dr. Divya Lakhan||129|
|5th March 2022||Heritage of Odisha and Maharashtra||Dr. Divya Lakhan||100|
Republic Day Programme
26 January 2022
SVIMS celebrated the 73rd Republic Day on 26th January 2022. The program commenced with flag hoisting by Dr. B H Nanwani, Director, SVIMS. This was followed by all the members offering their respect to the Indian Constitution by reciting the Preamble to the Constitution, followed by the National Anthem.
Ms. Shraddha Shinde, President, Student Council, SVIMS welcomed the audience. She spoke about the role of youth in the national building process. She exhorted everyone to be ready to face the challenges that life has to offer and come out stronger than before.
She then played a video to enlighten the audience on National War Memorial. The memorial was built to commemorate all the soldiers who have laid down their lives in the various battles, wars, operations and conflicts of Independent India. SVIMS salutes all the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the motherland.
She then went on to highlighting the contribution of MARATHA LIGHT INFANTRY, one of the oldest Regiments of the Indian Army, that is highly acclaimed for swift maneuver with indomitable courage and bravery. A video showcasing their valor was played to enlighten the audience about their contribution to the nation.
This was followed by the address of our Director, Dr. B H Nanwani. She greeted all the students, faculty and staff of SVIMS on the occasion of 73rd Republic Day. She emphasized on the need to have a disciplined approach in one’s life. She motivated everyone to be dedicated towards all the duties that one has to perform with zeal and enthusiasm, because effort of each and every individual matters. We must go beyond the call of duty and do our share of hard work to contribute towards progress of the country. As a result, they will become self-confident and independent in true sense. The 3D’s – Discipline, Devotion and Duty, are to be adopted as sacred sutras in our lives.
A Republic Day would be incomplete without the cultural performances.
Ms. Sanyukta Borse, Librarian, gave a melodious performance that consisted of mashup of patriotic songs. Keeping up the festive fervour, Ms. Isha Khandekar, Ms. Shreya Vibute, Ms. Namrata Nagpal and Ms. Salomi Gore, students from MBA I gave a mesmerizing performance wherein they danced to the popular number – ‘Desh Rangeela’ from the movie ‘Fanaa’.
The program concluded with the vote of thanks by Dr. Abhijeet Kaiwade, HOD & NSS Coordinator.
Heritage of Odisha and Maharashtra
5th March 2022
The program commenced with the Welcome Address by Ms. Rosy Soren, Asst Prof, DAMITS. An Odissi Dance performance by Ms. Sahista S. performance from Sahista enthralled the audience. This was followed by a video on Odisha’s Heritage. This showcased the prominent places like Konark Temple, Jaggannath Temple, Chilika Lake, Simlipal National Park, Ganteshwari Temple, etc
This was followed by a speech by Ms. Ankita Sahoo, who explained the significance of Rath Yatra.
Ms. Nibedita Meher, explained the historical significance of Hirakud Dam.
After these wonderful performances by DAMITS students, SVIMS students took the centre stage. The program was divided into six segments to showcase the culture and heritage of Maharashtra–
1. Ganesh Chaturthi
3. Ethnic fashion
4. Palkhi – Waarkaris
5. Local Cuisine
6. Tourist attraction
The segment commenced with the Ganesh Vandana. People from all walks of life install Ganesh idols at their homes during the 10-day Ganesh Chaturthi festival. The students and faculty of SVIMS, who celebrated the festival by
installing Ganesh idols at their homes shared the photographs from their personal album that was brought forward in the form of a video.
The Art segment had Ms. Asawari Nawale displaying her talent in drawing. She first showed a photograph of door that had warli painting drawn on the door frame. She very beautifully drew an exact replica of it. No one was able to find which is the photograph or which one is the painting….
Then we had Ms. Shreya Vibhute who showed the Mehendi art. What was unique about it? One can always say that women all over India apply heena on their hands during various festivals. What sets Shreya’s Mehendi apart from others was that she depicted the Gateway of India, Shaniwar Wada, Pandharpur and Bibi ka Maqbara. A beautiful handiwork indeed!!
The next segment – Ethnic fashion, had Ms. Salomi Gore and Ms. Parishweta Gulhane, wherein they depicted the Nauvari Saree and the way Maharashtrian women dress up.
The fourth segment depicted the Palkhi procession.
Pandharpur Wari or Wari pronounced vaaree, is an annual pilgrimage (yatra) to the town of Pandharpur, in the Indian state of Maharashtra, to honor the deity of Hindu God Vitthal. The wari involves carrying the paduka (a type of wooden slippers or footprints) of a saint (Sant in marathi) in a palkhi, most notably of Sant Dnyaneshwar and Sant Tukaram, from their respective shrines to Pandharpur. Thousands of warkaris or pilgrims join this procession on foot.
Warkari is a Marathi term which means “one who performs the Wari” or “one who venerates the Vithoba”. The tradition is more than 700 to 800 years old.
Every year in June, lakhs of pilgrims from Maharashtra participate in the palkhi procession. The procession embarks from the pilgrim centres of Alandi and Dehu in Pune district and the pilgrims march through the day and rest at night. The Wari culminates at the Vithoba temple, Pandharpur on the holy occasion of Ashadhi Ekadashi.
Ms. Vipashyana Sonawane and Ms. Isha Khandekar beautifully showcased this through a video, that had photographs from the personal collection of Mr. Mayur Gaidhane, an acclaimed photographer from Pune.
The fifth segment – that all people associate with a particular place is FOOD. Ms. Vipashyana Sonawane, a food blogger, discussed about the different types of cuisine available in Maharashtra. She also shared a video that showcased the popular food items – Puran poli, Pithale Bhakri, Misal pav, etc
The last segment – had Ms. Kanizfatema Khan showing the top ten tourist attractions of Maharashtra – Mahableshwar, Lonavala, Alibaug, Panchgani, Ajanta Ellora caves, etc.
The enthusiastic participation of 100 students and faculty made this event a memorable one.
25th National Youth Day
12 January 2022
National Youth Day is celebrated on January 12 to mark the birth anniversary of the country’s most distinguished youth leader Swami Vivekananda. Swami Vivekananda, believed in the power of the youth and asserted that they could play an instrumental role in contributing to the development of the country.
The program commenced with the introductory speech by Dr. Divya Lakhani, where she spoke about his life and philosophy.
This was followed by streaming the inaugural address of Honorable PM Shri Narendra Modi’s inaugural speech at Puducherry.
The program concluded with the following quotes of Swami Vivekananda:
“We are what our thoughts have made us; so, take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far”.
“All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind because oneness is the secret of everything”
Marathi Bhasha Din
26th February 2022
With almost 90 million speakers worldwide, Marathi is the 15th most commonly spoken language in the world. The Marathi Bhasha Din is a day marked to celebrate the heritage of Marathi – also marked in honor of Kusumagraj or VV Shirwadkar, a noted Marathi playwright. It is celebrated every year on February 27 to honor the birth anniversary of Shri. Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar, who was popularly known as ‘Kusumagraj’.
Shri. Shirwadkar was an eminent Marathi poet, playwright, novelist, short story writer, and humanist. He wrote a lot about freedom, justice, and social evils like poverty. He wrote 16 volumes of poems, three novels, eight volumes of short stories, seven volumes of essays, and 18 plays and six one-act play.
Sadhu Vaswani Institute of Management Studies for Girls (SVIMS) and Dr. Ambedkar Memorial Institute of Information Technology & Management Sciences (DAMITS), celebrated the day through various cultural performances, to celebrate the rich and vibrant literature available on Marathi language.
The program commenced with the Welcome Address by Ms. Vaishali Patil, Asst Prof, SVIMS.
There was overwhelming and wholehearted participation from the students of both the colleges, wherein their performance focused on:
Following students from SVIMS gave various performances to mark the occasion:
1. Opening Video: Rutuja Parkhi, Isha Khnadekar, Nandini Verma, Rajsee Sarwate
2. Speech in Marathi: Ms. Sayali Kawade
3. Lavani: Ms. Salomi Gore
4. Ukhana: Ms. Shradha Shinde
5. Lavani: Ms. Rutuja Thorat
6. Speech in Marathi: Ms. Kanizfatema Khan
7. Ukhana: Ms. Neelam Chavan
8. Kakad Arati: Ms. Shradha Yadav
9. Gondhal: Ms. Vipashyana Sonawane
10. Ukhana: Ms. Hemak Naik
11. Song: Ms. Anuja Jagdale
The students from DAMITS presented a role play and dance performance on this occasion. The participants of Role Play were:
1. Mr. Debashish Dey
2. Ms. Priyanka Nayak
3. Ms. Pooja Barik
4. Ms. Sabnam Parween
5. Mr. Amit Pal
6. Mr. Shiva Tanty
7. Ms. Aspriha Raj
8. Ms. Snehalata Baitha
9. Ms. Shaista
10. Mr. Nalli Anirudh Raj
11. Ms. Kalpalata Gauda
12. Ms. Nibedita Meher
13. Mr. Debendra Badaik
14. Ms. Damini Majhi
15. Mr. Nitesh Tirkey
The dance performance on popular Marathi numbers were given by
Ms. Shaista S – Solo Dance
Ms. Subhalaxmi Jena & Ms. Shaista S – Group Dance
Lastly Mr. Amit Pal sang a Marathi song that was beautifully interspersed with its translation.
The enthusiastic participation of 129 students and faculty made this event a memorable one.
Matribhasha Diwas [Mother Language Day]
22 February 2022
UNESCO in 1999, declared 21st February of every year to be celebrated as International Mother Language Day. The significance of this day is to promote dissemination of mother Language of all and create awareness of linguistic and cultural traditions and diversity across the world and to inspire solidarity amongst people of different cultures, speaking different languages.
Sadhu Vaswani Institute of Management Studies for Girls (SVIMS) and Dr. Ambedkar Memorial Institute of Information Technology & Management Sciences (DAMITS), celebrated the day through quiz, music and dramatic performances.
The program commenced with the address by Prof. Rosy Soren.
Ms. Falak Baig, Secretary, Student Council, SVIMS and Mr. Ashok Kumar Rout, DAMITS, were the Master of Ceremony for the event.
The event saw a very enthusiastic participation from the students of both the colleges. Following students gave wonderful performances in various languages to bring out the diversity in India.
1) Ms. Nibedita Behera- Painting (DAMITS)
2) Ms. Sunita Sethi – Sambalpuri Folk Song (DAMITS)
3) Ms. Damini Majhi- Odia Song (DAMITS)
4) Ms. Deepali Chanchlani-Sindhi (SVIMS)
5) Ms. Kanizfatema Khan-Arabic (SVIMS)
6) Ms. Ankita Sahoo- Odia (DAMITS)
7) Ms. Ashwini Raj- Bhojpuri/Magadhi(DAMITS)
8) Ms. Athira Nair- Malayalam(SVIMS)
9) Ms. Jyotika Makhija- Sindhi (SVIMS)
10) Mr. Amit Pal- Punjabi(DAMITS)
11) Mr. Nalli Anirudh Raj – Telugu(DAMITS)
12) Ms. Ami Adodariya-Gujarati(SVIMS)
13) Ms. Abinaa Fatimson-Tamil Song (SVIMS)
14) Ms. Sahista S-Malayalam(DAMITS)
15) Ms. Nibedita Behera- Bengali(DAMITS)
16) Ms. Hemal Naik- Konkani(SVIMS)
17) Ms. Muskan Agrawal- Hindi (DAMITS)
The next segment was Poetry Competition – wherein SVIMS students recited a poem in Oriya, whilst DAMITS students recited a poem in Marathi.
Students from SVIMS reciting poem in Oriya were –
1) Ms. Salomi Gore
2) Ms. Mahima Sachdev
Students from DAMITS reciting poem in Marathi were –
1) Ms.Nibedita Meher
2) Mr. Amit Pal
3) Ms. Ashwani Raj
4) Ms. Arundhati Mishra
This was the highlight of the event as we saw students enthusiastically trying to get the diction right and students correcting each other. The judges for the Poetry Competition were Ms. Vaishali Patil, Asst Prof, SVIMS and Dr. Shakuntala Gupta, DAMITS
Lastly a quiz was conducted on this occasion to test the knowledge of students regarding various languages prevalent in India.
The enthusiastic participation of 152 students and faculty made this event a memorable one.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayant – 19 February 2022
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti is a festival of the Indian state of Maharashtra. This festival is celebrated on February 19, celebrating the birth anniversary of
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the first Chhatrapati and founder of the Maratha Empire.
The program commenced with the welcome address by Dr. Divya Lakhani. The students were introduced to the philosophy of AKAM-EBSB.
As this was the first event, wherein the students from Dr. Ambedkar Memorial Institute of Information Technology & Management Sciences, Rourkela, Odisha, also participated, Dr. Divya Lakhani introduced the culture and philosophy of SVIMS to them. After this, she introduced Dr. B H Nanwani to the audience. Dr. Nanwani, in her inaugural address thanked the Principal of DAMITS, Dr. Bhabani Shankar Dash for the collaboration on AKAM – EBSB events. She welcomed all the faculty and students in Oriya language and motivated the students to have a learning attitude and excel in all walks of life.
Thereafter, Dr. Lakhani introduced all the faculty members and student representative to DAMITS team.
Prof. Rosy Soren, Asst Prof, DAMITS, then proceeded to introduce the team from DAMITS. Dr. Bhabani Shankar Dash, Principal, in his address congratulated Dr. Nanwanit for taking the initiative to partner for AKAM-EBSB events.
Ms. Rutuja Parkhi and Ms. Shivani Batheja, students of MBA – I, dressed in Maharashtrian attire, welcomed all the members for celebrating Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti. Following students gave speech on this occasion:
· Ms. Nandini Verma
· Ms. Merlin Martin
· Ms. Calinta Lazarus
Powada, a traditional Marathi ballad that traces its history to more than 750 years, is often used to glorify and celebrate the deeds of popular folk figures and leaders such as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Following students sang the Powada, in praise of Shivaji Maharaj:
· Ms. Shreya Vibhute
· Ms. Damini Pande
Ms. Gayatri Divekar
A wonderful skit by Ms. Vipashyana Sonawane – who essayed the role of Jijamata, Ms. Parishweta Gulhane – role of Shivaji Maharaj and Ms. Pratiksha Punekar – role of Saibai, brought a wonderful culmination to the event.
Mr. Ashok Kumar Rout, student representative of DAMITS, gave a speech on the life of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
All in all it was wonderful program with active participation of 154 faculty and students.
NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY WEEK
11TH TO 19TH JANUARY 2022
ROAD SAFETY PLEDGE
- The link for the Government Website was shared with the students wherein they were required to take their road safety pledge and upload the certificate.
In addition, the Institute also took the pledge in a hybrid mode with the faculty and staff who were present in the Institute and the students who were present online. The Road safety pledge was taken as a part of the Induction program, hence emphasizing on the importance of being law abiding citizens and the change makers.
The Poster competition was held wherein the students were invited to make Eposters on the theme of Sadak Suraksha, Jeevan Raksha. A link was floated to the students to upload their posters. The results of the winners and runners up were declared on 15th January 2022.
ONLINE SKITS PRESENTED BY STUDENTS
The students of MBA I and MBA II presented online skits on the theme of Road Safety. It was commendable how they coordinated and presented the skits in a virtual mode and still bringing about the message across to the attendees.
Everyone appreciated their efforts and the other students were encouraged to participate in such events.
The participants were given certificate of appreciation for their enthusiastic and zealous participation.
GUEST SESSION BY MR. RAJESH PURANIK, SENIOR POLICE INSPECTOR
- Mr. Rajesh Puranik is a Senior Police Inspector, currently posted at Special Branch, Police Commissioner office, Pune city. He was invited to address the students and share his insights on Traffic and Civic Awareness.
- Ms. Sonali Joshi welcomed the attendees and the Guest Speaker for the event, sharing the activities that had been conducted for the National Road Safety week.
- Mrs.Vaishali Patil introduced the Guest Speaker to the attendees, marking his achievements and his contributions towards betterment of the society.
- Mr. Puranik began the session by playing a video with clips of CCTV footages across the country. The video was those of road accidents that have happened due to negligence. The video deeply impacted all the attendees and set the tone for the session.
- Puranik Sir shared incidents wherein parents have lost their only child in road mishaps. He advised the students to be self-accountable for their actions and not be involved in road rah incidents.
- He also stated that the Police look at the young generation today to help and support these community helpers by joining hands with them and contributing in their own small ways. This can be through cleanliness drives, helping in traffic control, dissuading any road rule breakers from doing so, being proactive citizens.
- Sir also shared about the E-Challan facility that has been adopted by the police to control and charge offenders. This also spoke about the technology intervention in the police processes and systems to facilitate better and effective operations.
- The students were invited to interact with the guest speaker during Open House. Sir graciously answered the questions posed. He also informed the students about Damini Squad and Women and Child Helpline that is available 24X7 for women and child safety.
- The session ended with a vote of thanks by Dr. Abhijeet Kaiwade.
National Tourism Day: Colours of India
To celebrate the diversity that our nation offers, we organised two competitions on National Tourism Day. One was where the students were asked to dress up in a traditional attire of any culture they choose to and say a line in the language of that culture. While the other competition required the participants to upload a travel VLOG. A total of 28 students participated in the competitions. Ms Mitali Ukey from MBA Part I and Ms Anuja Jagdale from MBA Part II won the first competition while, Ms Rutuja Parkhi and Ms Mitali Ukey from MBA Part I and Ms Nikita Wankhede, Ms Ami Adodariya from MBA Part II won the second competition on creation of VLOG.
This celebration led to appreciation of diverse cultures that we have and experience all its colours.
National Voter Day 25 January 2022
Dr Abhijeet Kaiwade started the program by welcoming all the staff members and students. Students read out the Voters’ Pledge in English, Hindi and Marathi. Dr Abhijeet shared information about the rights of Voters and the importance of citizens exercising their rights dutifully and being accountable for their decisions / selections. Voting is a democratic right given to the citizens. It therefore needs to be respected and utilized with best discretion. Celebration of National Voters day is undertaken to commemorate the Foundation Day of the Election Commission of India [ established on 25th January 1950]
An online poll revealed that 35 % of the students do not have voter ID. Dr Abhijeet demonstrated how one can apply for the same on https://www.nvsp.in/
Although the election process cannot be replicated, as a token of practical demonstration of elections, Dr Diya Lakhani asked students to contest for elections of Class Representatives and the Diretor, Dr. B. Nanwani asked the contesting candidates to pitch for their selection and present a blueprint of proposed class activities and agenda. Students would then be requested to cast their votes in favour of the contesting candidates.
National Girl Child Say 24 January 2022
On the National Girl Child Day celebration- Dr Abhijeet Kaiwade started the program with Dada J P Vaswani’s Quote ‘Women is the architecture of the new generation. Women is a symbol of shakti. It is this woman – soul that will rebuild the shattered world with the strength of her intuition, her purity and faith in prayer. The women – soul shall lead us upward, on!’
In the program following students spoke about eminent women personalities.
Ms Kaniz spoke about Dr Anandibai Joshi First Lady Indian doctor. In her narration she explained the motivational factor of her life and straggles to become India’s First lady Doctor.
Ms Joytika narrated story of First Woman Prime Minister of India Ms Indira Gandhi. She also spoke about her achievements as a woman leader.
Ms Vipashana narrated the story of the First Muslim woman teacher – Fatima Shaikh. Fatima Shaikh and her brother had graciously given their spaces to Mrs. Savitribai Phule to open the first school for girls.
Ms Gunjan narrated the story of Savitribai Phule, who set milestones in girls’ education and thanked her for enabling education of girls.
Faculty members, Dr Divya, Ms Vaishali, Ms Sonali also shared their experiences of how as girls they were supported by their family members to pursue higher education. Ms Parishweta Gulhani also shared her experience and guidance from her family members – she proudly acclaimed that her father wished to spend money on her education rather than giving her dowry.
The stories narrated clearly indicated the need, importance and success of the education girls. Within a girl child could lie the potential of her becoming an achiever, a successful leader, writer, scientist, doctor etc. What is important is to provide her an ecosystem for education – this will then provide her the wind beneath her wings and help her soar high.
Celebrating Womanhood: Better Menstrual Hygiene = Better Mental & Physical Wellbeing
13TH JANUARY 2022
§ Ms. Sonali Joshi welcomed the guest speaker, faculty and students and shared the concept of the topic with the attendees.
§ Ms. Kanizfatema Khan introduced the Guest Speaker, Dr. Girija Wagh. She shared about the inspiring achievements and social presence of Dr. Wagh and the work she has done and is doing towards women empowerment, better health and hygiene.
§ Dr. Girija Wagh in her session shared about the perceptions and myths related to menstruation. She then explained about the menstruation cycle, its occurrence, its anatomy in the female body. The key takeaways from her session were as follows:
Womanhood and each role a woman plays in her life need to be acknowledged and celebrated and this begins with self-love and self-care.
· Of all the rights and roles a woman plays, the greatest one is that of being a mother.
· The meaning of menstruation, its cycle, importance and role in lives of girls and women that help them to prepare themselves for bigger roles in their lives.
· The most common reasons for irregular periods and the restorative remedies available for them.
· The need for regular check-ups with trusted gynaecologist so as to ascertain upkeep of health and hygiene.
· The effects of PCOD / PCOS on the health of young women and the treatments available thereof.
· The three mool mantras – Aahar(balanced diet), Vihar( physical exercise and rest), Vichaar (positive thoughts)
§ After the guest speaker’s informative and though invoking session, the attendees were invited for an Open House wherein they asked a few questions to the speaker which she graciously answered.
§ Dr. Dilip Pardeshi, SO, Indian Red Cross also addressed the students and the faculty and appreciated the efforts taken by the team to conduct a guest talk on such a relevant topic.
§ The session ended with a vote of thanks by Dr. Divya Lakhani.
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.
World Disability Day
The Students’ Council of our institution decided to observe the World Disability Day in a different manner this year. They organsied a Games Championship that constituted of 03 games. This championship was structured in the form of a series thus leading to a cumulative score accumulated in every game. The 03 games were:
A. Three-legged Race
B. The Whisper Challenge
C. Dumb Charades
Every game in the form of a twist thus involved restriction on the usage of an organ/limbs. A total of 22 students and faculty members participated in this Games Championship. While we declared winners individually for each game, Ms. Mrunali Patil won the Games Championship and Ms. Veena Sharma was the Runner-up. While the students had fun playing all these games whether in group/pair, in the conclusion, the members of the Students’ Council posed a question of, “How would you feel if you faced this kind of a restriction/challenge every day?” All the students expressed sadness as answer to this question. This is where, the Students’ Council members drove home the point of displaying humility towards those who are disabled/specially-abled.
We ended the programme with a Students’ Council member, Ms. Nikita Wankhede teaching all the students the alphabets in sign language. It was indeed beautiful to learn a new language to converse with special people in this world.
NAITONAL ANTI POLLUTION DAY
2ND DECEMBER 2021
SVIMS observed National Anti Pollution Day on 2nd December 2021. The NSS division conducted various events for the same.
· The students and staff shared their pictures reflecting their contributions to reducing the pollution in their own small way.
· Many students walked to the college, came on their cycles and encouraged people in their neighbourhood to do the same.
· The faculty and staff too chose to carpool for two days and contribute towards a better environment.
· One student shared about how her grandfather would always call himself as the pollution “freedom” fighter and the impact it had on her in her growing years.
WORLD AIDS DAY
1ST DECEMBER 2021
SVIMS celebrated World AIDS Day by inviting Dr. Vijay P Mandora, HOD Medicine, Senior Physician and HIV Specialist, Inlaks and Budrani, as the Guest Speaker to share his knowledge and insights for our theme of “Demystifying Aids: What We Ought to Know”. This theme was taken as an inclusive part of the international theme of “End inequalities. End AIDS”.
· The event was held in hybrid mode. A few students, faculty and staff members attended the event in the Seminar Hall while the online attendees were requested to log onto SVIMS Facebook Page.
Dr. Dilip Pardeshi, MO, Indian Red Cross Society too was invited as a Guest as SVIMS is actively involved in the Indian Youth Red Cross with its student members.
· Ms. Sonali Joshi, faculty member, welcomed all the attendees to the event. The event began with the opening address of Director SVIMS, Dr. BH Nanwani, wherein she reinforced the importance of the event to all members present.
· After the Director’s address, Dr. Mandora, the Guest Speaker, was introduced to the attendees and welcomed for the event. The Director felicitated the Guest speaker with a token of gratitude and appreciation.
· Dr. Mandora shared his knowledge and insights with the students, putting forth the importance of young generation today to understand the implications of being HIV+, what does it mean, how can it be transmitted, the prevention, precaution and cure available. He mentioned about the stigma that our society still relates to HIV+ people. This needs to change at a societal level to bring about the desired changes in New India.
· Dr. Mandora emphasized on the following:
– The young generation today must not ignore the presence of Aids in our daily lives. Freedom and independence to do as one would like must not be at the cost of a healthy life.
– Self-accountability is of utmost importance. The speaker shared incidences where the partners hide from each other about being HIV+; or the HIV+ parents readily take a chance and give birth to a child.
– He opined that even though the patients are counseled, they cannot be forced or co-erced into submission. As doctors, maintaining privacy is important. Therefore, it finally comes down to individuals to be aware, truthful to their partners and be cautious rather than precarious in their habits and ways of life.
– Dr. Mandora showed a ray of hope for newborns to HIV+ mothers and the probability of being born negative. In such cases, with timely treatment, the child can live a life free of the disease.
– With the advancement in the medical field and governmental efforts, there has been a mark decrease in the HIV patients. The longevity of infected people is better and they too have a chance to lead a nearly normal life.
· Dr. Pardeshi brought forth the lesser known facts and data about the impact HIV has had worldwide in 2020:
– Though there has been a progress in controlling the disease, it is still far from beyond.
– UN has constructed a goal to have the world free of HIV AIDS by 2030.
– He emphasized on the government’s role in the control and reduction in spread of HIV. Government’s ART (Antiretroviral therapy) Centers are effective with the best possible treatments and medications available as compared to private clinics at most affordable rates. The only reason that people go for private clinics is to maintain anonymity and save themselves from being socially stigmatized.
– The need of the hour is to change the mindsets of the people. It is about acceptance of a human being as a human being with their right to live a normal life. The understanding that needs to be developed is that AIDS is not a contagious disease by touch or share. It can be transmitted only through sexual intercourse, from using infected needles, saliva of an infected person or such incidents. Therefore, the changes in adapting to HIV infected people need to be done at all levels of the professional and personal workspaces.
· The attendees were interested in the sharings as many of the concepts were eye opening for them too. The attendees asked various questions to the guest speakers. Also there was an environment of empathetic discussion that came about the congregation.
· It was heartening to hear the views of the students wherein they opined that in a given situation they would not discriminate against an HIV+ person. Today, the generation is more accepting of the life choices as compared to their parents’ generations or the ones before them.
· The event concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr. Abhijeet Kaiwade.
INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY – Break the Toxic Masculinity
19TH NOVEMBER 2021
· SVIMS celebrated International Men’s Day by inviting the male members of the faculty, staff and students’ families to participate in the event. This was done with the view to understand the paradigm shift in the perceptions of people towards the male gender.
· Ms. Sonali Joshi, faculty member, welcomed all the attendees to the event. With the Director’s permission, the event was started with a video on “boys don’t cry”.
· After the video, the forum was opened to discussions. Col Amit Bhagi, an invitee and a relative of a faculty, presented his views on what it means to be a man and how it is perceived.
· Dr. Abhijeet Kaiwade, HOD, too shared his experiences where he has experienced toxicity in masculinity and what has been his and her wife’s response to it.
· Some of the students also contributed to the session by presenting their views. This also brought the required substance to the discussions as people from different generations and genders were putting forth their views, experiences and insights.
· Dr. B H Nanwani, Director, shared her insights on the importance of the day, the beliefs, role systems and structures that lay the foundation of relationships and the society as a whole. She emphasized that that it is not only women who are harassed but also men who face different harassments. The need of the hour is to build a strong foundation for mutual respect and understanding.
· The event concluded with a vote of thanks by Ms. Sonali Joshi to all the attendees.
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
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|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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