National Youth Day
Our youth is the pride and future of our country. In order to build a prosperous nation it is vital to up-bring a sense of positivity amongst the youth who are required to be dedicated and fearless in the face of any challenge. The date 12th January of every year was chosen to honour the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, one of India’s greatest spiritual leaders. In 1893 at the age of 30, he represented India at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago, America where he delivered his famous speech and gained worldwide recognition. He founded the Ramakrishna Mission, named after his spiritual guru Shri Ramakrishna Paramahansa and also mentored and guided several spiritual leaders of his future generations.
The primary objective of celebrating the day is to enlighten the youngsters of the teachings of Swami Vivekananda to showcase and celebrate the spiritual richness that the Indian culture embodies. This would in-turn hope to develop a positive attitude towards their work and their peers and pique their curiosity thereby motivating and channelising their energy towards the pursuit of learning and adding value to the society.
National Energy Conservation Day 2019
Dr. Nitin Sharma and Dr. Chandrakant Varma from the Social Responsibility Cell (SRC) conducted a session on "The Importance of Energy Conservation" on December 14, 2019. Additionally, Dr. Sharma suggested various measures for avoiding unnecessary use of energy and highlighted key energy conservation techniques with the students. He also emphasised that "In order to make energy conservation more effectual, everyone must make sincere efforts towards it as a part of their daily lives". The police representatives, college students, NGOs, Anganwadi and members of the Women's Vigilance Committee attended the session.
Celebration of Makar Sankranti
Makar Sankranti is the festival of kites and til ladoos. To mark the celebration of this auspicious festival institute made arrangements for colorful kites and phirkis for the Faculty, students and staff. The kite flying activity develops a sense of healthy competitiveness amongst students as they contest to save their kite and try to cut kites of other team. The festival teaches everyone that no matter how high you fly, you need to be humble and down to earth. Also, how the fickle mind similar to kite could be controlled with strings of consciousness.
Blood Donation Camp
As a part of Social Responsibility Cell initiative, a “Blood Donation Camp” was organized in the TIMSR campus, on January 04, 2020. A team of doctors and nurses of Meenatai Thackeray Blood Bank had come for collection of blood. Students, Faculty and Staff members of TIMSR participated in the activity. A Certificate of appreciation, donation card, and refreshments was given to each donor as a token of gratitude'
Cyber Crime Awareness session on “Women Safety and Security”
Cyber Crime Awareness session on “Women Safety and Security” was organized January 03, 2020, by TIMSR in association with Mumbai Police Cyber Cell and Samata Nagar Police Station, Kandivali. The session was part of project taken by Maharashtra State Government on “Cyber Safe Women Initiative” across the state. The initiative was launched commemorating the birth anniversary of Indian Social Reformer Savitribai Phule. Savitribai Phule was the first female teacher of India. The session helped in creating awareness on cyber crime such as cyber bullying, internet phishing, fake identity on marriage site, bank fraud, photo shuffling, child pornography, online gaming, and false information sites. The police representatives, college students, NGOs, Anganwadi and members of the Women's Vigilance Committee attended the session.
Communal Harmony Campaign, National Flag Day, and Fund Raising Week
National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH) observed the Communal Harmony Campaign and Fund Raising Week from 19th to 25th November 2019. The institute celebrated National Flag Day on 22nd November, 2019, and the Social Responsibility Cell - Samvedna helped spread the message of peace, communal harmony and National integration and collected funds for the rehabilitation of child victims of communal, caste, ethnic, terrorist and any other forms of violence/ clashes which fractured social harmony. The emphasis remains on providing assistance to such children for their education and promoting communal harmony and National integration.
Celebration of India Constitution Day
The Constitution Day is celebrated on 26 November every year to remember the adoption of constitution of India. The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi made the declaration on 11 October 2015 while laying the foundation stone of the B. R. Ambedkar's Statue of Equality memorial in Mumbai.
On 26 November 2019, TIMSR celebrated the constitution day of India. On this day arrangements were made for live streaming of celebration of Samvidhan Divas in parliament house from 1100 hrs onwards. The program concluded by students and faculty reading the preamble of the constitution prior to live streaming.
National Unity Day
The institute celebrated the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel on 31st October 2019 as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day). All the faculty members of TIMSR took a pledge to preserve the unity, integrity and security of the nation. The idea was to enthuse the future generation with values integrated with knowledge and adoration of the country’s rich heritage. The core objective behind the celebration of National Unity Day is to re-affirm the inherent strength and resilience of our nation to withstand the actual and potential threats to the unity, integrity and security of our country.
Birth anniversary of a great Indian personality-Mahatma Gandhi
Faculty members and PGDM & MMS students celebrated the Gandhi Jayanti which falls on 2nd October. The celebrations commenced with a welcome note from Mr. Raj Dubey & Mr. Dhanesh Tibrewala, students from PGDM I Semester, 2019-21. The students highlighted the significance of Gandhi Jayanti as a national event with the focus on educational relevance of Gandhiji’s teachings. The students gave a brief on various facets of Gandhiji’s life which are relevant to educational institutions. As his customary, mention was made about Gandhiji’s freedom struggle and various sacrifices made by him for the country.
As per the AICTE Circular No.F.NO.39-01/RIFD/JSA/2019-20/03 dated July 17, 2019, TIMSR celebrated Jal Diwas on July 22, 2019 in alignment with the Jal Shakti Abhiyan (JSA) campaign, an initiative launched by the Government of India. On this occasion, CA (Dr.) Leena Gadkari, Associate Professor, TIMSR gave a presentation on ‘Water Crisis in India and Jal Shakti Abhiyan’ to make students aware about the water crisis in India and the initiatives of the Government in respect of the same. A video on the subject of ‘Water crisis and Water conservation’ prepared by the Ministry of Jal Shakti was shown to the students of PGDM and MMS. It emphasized the fact that water availability and challenges in water collection is not merely a cause of concern for women but also of other members of society. Participation of each and every citizen in water conservation is a need of an hour.
Thereafter, the students and staff members present took an oath that: ‘We will not waste water and we will conserve water’.
Plastic free environment and paperless office
Dr. Nitin Sharma, Asst. Professor conducted an awareness session on July 11, 2019 for PGDM, Sem-I, Batch 2019-21 students on plastic free environment and paperless office on campus. He informed the students that the chemicals used in plastic production can have harmful effects on human bodies and health, including hormonal changes. Animals ingest plastic debris and get poisoned or injured. He also talked about the importance of having a paperless office by storing the relevant data in a digital format, either on computer drives, flash drives or in cloud-based systems which is cheaper than printing and storing it as a hard copy. This also eliminates the cost of shredding services for paperwork with sensitive information.
While staying physically fit is important for your health, finding a creative outlet keeps your mind strong while also expanding your horizons. Hence, to promote the same, the Social Responsibility Cell conducted the ‘Meraki 2020’, an inter-college painting competition held on January 17, 2020. The purpose of the competition is to encourage the students to channel their energy into this creative activity. Painting and other artistic pursuits offer an emotional release or outlet for people that struggle with stress or are having a stressful moment in their lives. Focusing on painting also allows a person’s mind to relax and let go of all the problems and demands that may have led to stress. Taking up painting promotes a happy mood not only in the artist but also in people around them. Hence, given all the beneficial attributes to this artistic hobby, it is clear that painting builds strong mental health in individuals of every age.
Road Safety: 2020
The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India, has announced the observance of 31st Road Safety Week Campaign from January 11, 2020 to January 17, 2020.
The theme for the year was “Sadak Suraksha – Jeevan Raksha”, proposed by the Prime Minister of India.
TIMSR’s Social Responsibility Cell in association with Mahindra & Mahindra, Mumbai and Hella Electronics, Chandigarh, collaborated for Road Safety - A National Event 2020 “Sadak Suraksha – Jeevan Raksha” proposed by the Prime Minister of India”. The event intended in raising public awareness on traffic rules to reduce casualties due to road accidents. Overall, 61 Students of TIMSR participated in the event.