CSR Club - “Protsahan & Sangathan” of G.L. Bajaj Institute of Management & Research. PGDM Institute, Greater Noida conducted an activity "CSR - Change Makers and CSR - Zoomers" on Thursday, August 13, 2020 for the students of PGDM Batch 2019-21 under the patronage of Mr. Pankaj Agarwal, Vice Chairman, GL Bajaj Educational Institutions and in the insightful headship of Dr. Ajay Kumar, Director, GLBIMR.
The Jury members for the activity were Dr. Anand Rai, Associate Professor, GLBIMR and Dr. Akhilesh Kumar Misra, Professor, GLBIMR.
The event started with the invocation of Goddess Saraswati. Dr. Ajay Kumar, Director, GLBIMR addressed the students and appreciated them for their kind deeds and also motivated them to participate in such events with zeal and enthusiasm in the future also.
In CSR - Change Makers category, the students who served the society during Covid-19 pandemic presented their work online. Ms. Vanshika & Ms. Soni Kumari prepared masks & distributed them amongst the needy people and also shared their stories of serving dogs, birds and talking to migrant workers. Mr. Shubham Pathak did his part by feeding hungry animals. Ms. Janhavi, Ms. Shalini Shishodia & Mr. Sandesh started an initiative called ‘VR1’ (We Are One) and distributed more than 50 VR1 kits to the needy ones which contains one mask, one sanitizer & 50 rupees. Ms. Nisha Rawat & Ms. Bhoomika Saxena fed birds, squirrels, migrants and helped them to sustain their lives in these tough times.
In CSR - Zoomers category, the students shared various initiatives undertaken by different corporates during Covid-19 pandemic. Team Akber Alam and Team Gopesh Kumar & Reema Sharma discussed Tata Motors CSR initiatives like Equipping Heroes at Ground Zero and Iss Bar Bado Ke Liye Kuch Karo Re. Ms. Aradhana, Ms. Pratiksha & Ms. Jyoti mentioned the initiatives and efforts of HUL as they distributed Horlicks, testing kits, PPE Kits to the deprived sections of the society. Mr. Rakesh, Ms. S Taniya & Ms. Pratiksha elaborated the works done by various NGOs - Youth Empowerment Foundation’s Project Milap, Saath Foundation’s Initiatives & Akshay Patra’s Food Distribution Scheme. Mr. Abhishek Gautam shared the information on CSR work done by Gucci & Ferrari in Italy. Mr. Shivansh discussed the works done by Robinhood Army for the underprivileged sections of the society.
After the presentations, the Jury members asked questions from the students. The event concluded with the closing remarks by Dr. Arpita Srivastava, Associate Professor, GLBIMR & Mr. Atul Kumar Arora, Associate Professor, GLBIMR. Overall, it was a highly encouraging session.