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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

FlashBack Series (1): 'Aashayein' -- An E-Cell Initiative

At her speech at the United Nations on International Women's Day 2014 (8th of March), Hillary Clinton remarked that equality for women 'remains the great unfinished business of the 21st century'.

While agreeing with her sentiment wholeheartedly, the E-Cell picked up on the word 'business' to drive this equality for women.
Well, by launching GIM's first Social Entrepreneurship event themed on 'Women Welfare'!

With YourStory -- India's largest media platform for entrepreneurs -- as Event Sponsors, charitable trust Giants International as the Social Sponsor, Fomento as Associate Sponsors and CIBA as Knowledge Partners, the event was bound to see fierce competition as is fierce for prizes worth Rs. 25,000.

Something that every entrepreneur gets used to is a rude shock of the rules of the game being changed. The second round provided just that with judges Professor Nandini Vaidyanathan (founder of Carma Connect), Sneha Bhandare (CEO -- Nirvana Arts Pvt Ltd), and Amarsh Chaturvedi (cofounder -- Transerve Technologies) sending all the teams back to revise their carefully-made presentations to include more parameters!

With Professor Nandini's remarking that the cardinal rule of being an entrepreneur is to make profits to complete the cycle, the teams were faced with a barrage of questions on stage. Viewers of the show Shark Tank (mandatory consumption for budding entrepreneurs) would have perceived that participants at GIM were put through the same test of fire as those on the TV Show.

Eventually, while four teams took the cake (and the prize money), everyone at the venue walked off richer in experience.

The Winners:

Team Aarambh, TERI University
        --Neha Aggarwal, Aditya Mahesh, H Navneeth
The Delegators, GIM
        --Shivani Gupta, Siddharth Pratyush, Yashasvi Singh
Namesake, GIM
        --Disha Sharma, Robin Garg, Devansh Baghel
Vitamin M, GIM
        --S Suchita, Sagar Jain, Vidhusekhar Satyanathan

Being Quizzed on Stage!
The Judges and the Audience
The Winners!
Organising Credits : E-Cell!

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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

'Prachita' -- A Samarthan Initiative

In line with its various social awareness initiatives, GIM held ‘Prachita’ on the 22nd of November in an effort to provide guidance to girl students by professional doctors regarding the importance of health and hygiene in daily life.

Welcomed with Breakfast

Girl students from Ganesh Vidyalaya, Sanquelim were welcomed to GIM with breakfast before the commencement of the event which was graced by the Chairman of the Municipal Council Mr.Damodar K Ghadi. After a brief talk speaking of the role of Samarthan, Dr.Jyoti Sawant took the stage and spoke of how the body develops and the nutrition and exercise required for healthy development. Dr. Sawant’s excellent talk was followed by a session on oral hygiene by Dr.Riddhima Birmani Gaunkar, a lecturer from the Goa Dental College. Professor Ranjini Swamy concluded the session with a vote of thanks to both the school and the speakers for the day.

The talk by Dr. Riddhima Gaunkar
The event being hosted by GIM where we believe in serving up seriousness and fun in equal measures, the students then played some games such as a 3-legged race to round up the day. The winners were given trophies and team Samarthan celebrated another successful drive.

The winners of the day with Prof Amiya Sahu
Samarthan handing out a token of appreciation to the school
Organising Credits : Samarthan!

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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Management back to society

One of the things that distinguishes GIM from every other B-School in the country is our unique CSR program. Leading the social initiative from the front is the Samarthan team. 

We are quite happy to share that all the money they raised from selling their fantastic Tee-shirts went towards:
  • Providing meals to the women at Asha Mahal Trust
  • Providing utensils of need to Asha Mahal Trust
  • Getting the residential complex of the Trust whitewashed
  • Installing a water filter at the Government Public School, Paithona
  • Providing durable school bags to the students of Mattruchhaya Trust, Ponda
Here are some photos!

Good job once again, Samarthan! :)

Organising Credits : Samarthan!

PS:  Got any questions about GIM's 'Give Goa' program? Want to congratulate the Samarthan team directly? Leave us a comment here!