Launched in 2018, Aasra is an inclusive sports and cultural fest for differently-abled individuals. Every year over 100 participants from non-profits and schools across Mumbai come together to celebrate life through sports and cultural activities.
They are joined in these events by the SPJIMR community. In 2019 seven organizations working in this space -Aawhan Palak Sangh, ADAPT, Anandi Special School, Andhakshi Ashram, EuroAble, KimKan, Om Creations Trust, Parents of Down Syndrome (PODS), and Shraddha Charitable Trust participated.
The NGO Mela, was started in 2007 to provide a platform to NGOs and Self-Help Groups to exhibit their art and put up their products for sale. Organized with with partial sponsorship by NABARD, Ehsaas features Self Help Groups and small entrepreneurs selling chocolates, jams, pickles, hand-crafted jewelry, Ayurveda products, paper products, home linen and much more.
Ehsaas 2020 saw highest participation of nearly 45 Self Help Groups and NGOs showcasing vibrant items being produced by them. The mela also saw live counters where patrons could try their hands at pottery and get mehendi applied.
On 19th December 2020, the Centre for Development of Corporate Citizenship (DoCC) of SPJIMR hosted Mr Millind Chandwani as a guest speaker for their annual flagship event, Voice of Change (formerly known as Hero Speak). Voice of Change is a platform where management students meet change-makers and social influencers to discuss their journey.
Mr Milind Chandwani is the founder & CEO of Camp Dairies, an NGO which empowers kids from low-income private schools and government schools, by identifying and nurturing hidden talents and interests of children. He shared inspiring stories of children whose lives had been impacted by Camp Diaries. The session was conducted online with over 100 participants.
DoCC Social Impact Awards or SIA is a platform for recognising and rewarding exemplary contributions made towards society by social sector organizations. Launched in 2006, it has expanded its scope over the years wherein thought leaders from Corporate, Academia, and Social Sectors come together for evaluating the impact created by participating NGOs. The Awards are done in collaboration with corporates.
Kanupriya Harish Executive Director Jal Bhagirathi Foundation with students of SPJIMR receiving the first runners up award
Mahila Housing SEWA Trust receiving the winner trophy from Amit Kumar Head CSR Cummins India