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The 2021 “Innovation That Inspire Initiative” of AACSB International recognises JAGSOM’s Kanyathon for its experiential program that creates social impact

Kanyathon is a fund-raiser mini marathon organized by the students to Save the Girl Child

Jagdish Sheth School of Management (JAGSOM, formerly known as IFIM Business School) has been recognised by AACSB International in Innovation That Inspire Initiative’ 2021 for “Kanyathon – a student-led experiential program of the institute designed to create social impact. AACSB International (AACSB), is a prestigious global non-profit organisation that provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and learning and development services. The association is the worlds largest business education network with over 1,700 members and more than 840 accredited business schools worldwide.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sanjay Padode, Chairman, Center for Development and Education, said, “In a developing country like India, where social inequality is prevalent, institutions need to groom graduates who are socially responsible and sensitive to the issues of distributive justice. JAGSOM does just that through Kanyathon, a student-driven Experiential Learning program which has enhanced the lives of the Girl Child through utilization of INR 4 million over the last five years, raised through ‘Kanyathon’.”

JAGSOM has cultivated a position at the intersection of academia and practice with Kanyathon, an Experiential Program for Social Impact. The broad objective of the ‘Kanyathon’ intervention is to enhance students’ managerial skills through real-time application and make them socially responsible. The intervention focuses on: (i) Students to organize themselves like departments within a corporation, to plan and organize the mini-marathon ‘Kanyathon’ as part of a credited ‘Effective Execution’ course – essential skills, like planning and organizing, teamwork, conflict resolution, and the art of getting things done constitutes the learning outcomes. (ii) The ‘Negotiation Skills’ course, where students learn to generate funds from prospective runners and event sponsors through actual sales. (iii) A two-week Social Immersion Program to manage the project and fund utilization with CRY, – by living in the villages, students learn to appreciate how people unlike us live and to experience the joy of contribution.

‘Kanyathon’, over the last decade has evolved into an exemplary pedagogy for experiential learning. The students are immersed into the full life cycle of creating awareness, raising funds, delivering a fun-filled experience including organizing the run, whilst managing an event of significant scale and utilizing the fund for education and nourishment of the girl child impacting UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). This year, the fund generated is being utilized to institute the “Kanyathon Shiksha Kendra” in one of the adopted villages at Kolar to support the “Save a Girl Child” initiative in collaboration with CRY. These villages are adopted by JAGSOM at Kolar, under the government’s Unnat Bharat Abhiyan Scheme.

Last year, the event received an overwhelming response with more than 10,000 participants demonstrating their penchant for the cause of women empowerment. By successfully managing and organizing the run of such scale to generate funds and then utilizing the fund effectively for the cause of ‘saving-the-girl-child’, the students have demonstrated, that if mentored effectively and given an opportunity, our youth is capable of delivering an “Atmanirbhar Bharat”.

In 2020, the funds collected through Kanyathon were deployed through its NGO partner CRY for the immunization of 2543 children in the areas adjoining Kolar, Malur, and KGF. Additionally, 22 Anganwadi centers have been receiving timely ration supply and 862 children are receiving midday meals and take-home ration. Through advocacy with the labor department, 200 families received financial aid, 40 pregnant and lactating mothers were given regular awareness and counseling on wellbeing and nutrition supplements. Over 1000 families were made aware of health and nutrition. ‘Kanyathon’ made an impact during the pandemic by touching many lives, especially migrant workers, daily wage-earners, the urban poor, and other vulnerable groups particularly women and children in Kolar.

The initiative of the students of JAGSOM to institute the “Kanyathon Shiksha Kendra” is a baby step to educate girl children in spoken and written English, effective use of Information Technology, and personal hygiene. The vision is to expand the ‘Kendras’ across the country to empower the women of this nation.

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About Jagdish Sheth School of Management (JAGSOM)

Jagdish Sheth School of Management (formerly IFIM Business School) is amongst the first 6 Business Schools in India to have been awarded the AACSB accreditation. Recently, IFIM Business School, now, Jagdish Sheth School of Management (JAGSOM), has been ranked by QS Masters in Marketing Ranking 2021 amongst the Top 100 such programs (in 51-100 band) in the World for its PGDM (Marketing) program. It has also been ranked in the 101-150 Band Globally in the QS Masters in Finance Rankings for its PGDM (Finance) Program.

Various programs at JAGSOM include (1) PGDM/MBA: 2 Year residential Post Graduate Diploma in Management /MBA with international super-specializations in Martech, Fintech, Big Data Analytics, Digital Transformation & HR (2) SpecX – offering experiential specializations for new age roles: PGDM (Marketing), PGDM (Finance) and PGDM (Business Analytics) (3) PGDM IB: Dual Degree Pathway Program in association with State University of New York (Albany) and Sydney Business School (UOW) (4) PGDM LFH: A unique learn from home program which brings in the experience of learning from a campus while at home and (5) BBA at Vijaybhoomi University, Greater Mumbai, having pathway options with ESCP Europe, ESC Rennes and UOW Australia.

Actively engaged in research and consulting, JAGSOM hosts several Centers of Excellence such as AIM-Parasuraman Centre of Service Excellence. JAGSOM has an elite set of international academic partners including leading institutes such as ESCP-London, Darden School of Business (University of Virginia) and McCombs Business School (University of Texas at Austin).

JAGSOM has four distinct anchors that support its overall educational philosophy:

Grooming T shaped professionals with a unique curriculum aligned to the needs of industry 4.0

A mix of scholars with PhD and experienced practice-oriented best-in-class faculty

Global connects through partnerships with world-renowned business schools offering super-specializations in new-age areas.

Industry connect programs to groom “Beyond Tomorrow” professionals.

For more information, please visit: www.jagsom.com.

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Meet Gurmeet singh Shunty A New Superhero With Turban

Meet Gurmeet singh Shunty A New Superhero With Turban

In the last year, the whole world was struck by a large pandemic. The year 2020 came with a pandemic called coronavirus which affected the whole world badly. Coronavirus in India resulted in great downfalls in health, economy, unemployment, and so on. Lakhs of People Lost their lives, jobs, and their loved ones. The whole year was very disturbing for each section of society. Coronavirus in India resulted in great downfalls of health, economy, unemployment, and so on. The whole year passed with a large Tension and fear for all the peoples. In the hard times of coronavirus spread, a lot of peoples came out and helped the person in need and It is one of the very few positive effects of Covid-19.

During the blast of the Covid-19 pandemic in the world our volunteers have demonstrated an exceptional display of solidarity across the world and our society. However, this is also the year which witnessed the world coming together to fight coronavirus. The year with its share of trials and tribulations threw up some exemplary work being done by organisations and individuals in this difficult time as the pandemic spread, a new breed of warriors with an indomitable spirit stood up bravely against it to take on the challenge head on.

In the hard times of lockdown, a lot of peoples came out and helped the person in need and It helped the society to live again with a hope of being helped in bad time. During the Large spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in the world our leaders of the society have demonstrated an exceptional display of solidarity across the world and in our society too. They did a Great work in every aspect needed at that time, from Responding to calls for help from their local communities to help them by going on roads, they are everyday heroes who came as a preserver for them.

They do wear masks and face shields to protect themselves and spread awareness in the society to follow each rule and regulation. We can say that there are many things which has spread faster than the coronavirus during the pandemic, it has been the noble works, fearless steps, selfless service and recognition of Gurmeet Ji and his supporters who continued to work day and night to save other’s lives. He also set up camps and volunteer help alongside highways and by roadsides, just to provide relief and support the migrant workers going back to their places all over India.

Among the Great hidden heroes who worked day and night to fight during lockdown, one such person is Gurmeet Singh shunty ji, who is the ex general secretary of delhi sikh gurudwara committee.Being at such great post he always learned to do sewa and that teaching has been always with him which dedicated him towards the society to work for the people of his own nation and humanity. Gurmeet Ji worked 24×7 , without caring of himself. He is the person who have been stepping in to help during the pandemic and they all have been a portrait of selflessness and optimism to this society.

Gurmeet Ji believe that our selfless acts or Sewa in any form must be done to save humanity, Sewa require a true heart and helping nature which will bring both helper and victim happy. During the tough times of coronavirus, Gurmeet Ji and his volunteers came out of their comfort zones to help lakhs of migrants workers who wanted to go back to their hometown during the COVID-19 lockdown. So in that  time  when the world undergoes such vast pandemics which affects all the person Whether it’s a small or large donation of money, resource or humanity, each things matter.

During the tough times of coronavirus, when everyone was thinking of themselves First, Gurmeet Ji and his volunteers came out of their comfort zones to help lakhs of migrants workers who wanted to go back to their hometown during the COVID-19 lockdown.Despite of being older in age,He did not let himself to be inside house and watch news of the suffering surroundings but he helped as many people as he could during the crisis by arranging food, buses, trains and most importantly by giving a warmth of love and care.He created a large team just to help the peoples in problem and inspired many others to do so. We can say that there are many things which has spread faster than the coronavirus during the pandemic, it has been the noble works, fearless steps, selfless service and recognition of Gurmeet Ji and his supporters who continued to work day and night to save other’s lives by risking his own and his family’s health. They didn’t even meet their family members and specially children for months,for their Safety and some even spend nights in their vehicles and outside home to assure that the virus doesn’t spread further to their loved ones and family members. Government took various steps to save our nation from the bad impacts of corona spread and one of them was lockdown. Lockdown was done to stop the spread the corona in nation but it resulted in great losses.when lots of People were on Roads, lots have nothing to eat and some were not having anyone for their care, without any money and food thousands of People covered thousands of kms on their feets, with their families and whatever they had earned in their lifetime, there comes some unknown super heroes of our society who helped them selflessly.

Their faces get rashed by the mask marks, they continuously took medicines to save themselves and others too. They maintain distance from their own members in order to help other persons to reach their destinations. In the bad times we get to know about many such People and These are the people who are helping in restoring humanity’s faith by coming up with novel ideas and their great works which inspires whole society to come ahead. That was the time when a number of labourers, their children and other family members were forced to return back to their places but Gurmeet Ji risked his life to save theirs.He started his service with providing cooked food as langar sewa and later switched to dry rations too, with the objective that people in need should not go to sleep on an empty stomach and they must not loose their hearts and continue their journey with less problems. It’s very hard to find such person in this crucial time when everyone put themselves first but Gurmeet Ji believe in his teachings and said “our panth has taught us the lesson of jan sewa, and we will continue this legacy till our last breathe.”

All the people who helped any of the person in need will be in their memory for forever as they made them believe on brotherhood and humanity in such a Crisis. It is beleived that in when some person get trapped in trouble even your shadow leave your side but the persons like Gurmeet Ji taught each and every person of society that we Must help each other to maintain love and care in society which will make then believe in the existence of god. If God has given you the power and resources to help others you must move forward as your one step can change anybody’s life.Gurmeet ji said that “our great sangat give us the teachings of sharing whatever less or more you have and These teachings which I started learning since my childhood inspired me to help my brothers and sisters of this society. ” He further added that he feel so happy and blessed that he could be the reason of anyone’s little smile. He requested everyone that even Your small step can save someone’s life and make them beleive into humanity and brotherhood.He started his service with providing cooked food as langar sewa and later

 

switched to dry rations too, with the objective that people in need should not go to sleep on an empty stomach and they must not loose their hearts and continue their journey with less problems.

He also set up camps and volunteer help alongside highways and by roadsides, just to provide relief and support the migrant workers going back to their places in UP, Bihar and even farther. It was clearly seen during the pandemic when thousands of people were going towards their villages with their small children and had nothing to feed them, at that time Gurmeet Ji provided them food ,water and other necessary items which brought  beautiful smiles and tears of happiness in their eyes as they never expected that in this crucial time there could be someone who will act as a survival medium for them.

At that time many warriors came in the front line to help the society. Despite being senior in age Gurmeet singh Shunty ji, was the Person who came out of the house when everyone was locked. He was standing in the crowd to help them reach their houses and made  very hard decisions at the right time.

We need to Recognise these Heroes so that they could work more and more for the welfare of this society. We need to Recognise these unsung Heroes so that they could work more and more for this society as “this society is all about give and take.”  They have given millions of smiles and its our time.They must be appreciated for their noble works to boost such works of brotherhood. They have given millions of smiles and its our time to pay them back.