“WHAT IS LEFT BEHIND IS NOT WHAT IS ENGRAVED IN STONE MONUMENTS, BUT WHAT IS WOVEN INTO LIFE OF OTHERS” Symbiosis Institute of International Business
Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB) was established in 1992 by Padmashree Dr. S. B. Mujumdar, whose dream is to live the philosophy
Vasudev Kutumbakam – “The World is a Family”
Kshitij-meaning “HORIZON” is the official name of the community development programme of SIIB. We the future managers from SIIB have been given the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence to take forward various activities under this initiative. It is not only to inculcate these values but is also a direction to the emerging managers to understand the real voyage of life. The vision of Kshitij is “Holistic Development of the Society”. Understanding the importance of this initiative our honourable Ex-Director Rajani Gupte enthused the students to take forward this initiative. We the students at SIIB under the guidance of our faculty mentor Viraja Bhat have formed teams and are performing various activities under it.
“KNOWLEDGE IS POSSESSED ONLY BY SHARING,
IT IS SAFEGAURDED BY WISDOM AND SOCIALISED BY LOVE”
We adopted a local municipal school near wakad. We prepared the curriculum and study plan for the students of 8th class depending on the requirements of the students and set the target to this academic year. We are taking Computer classes, English classes for them. We are visiting twice a week and delivering lectures to them. We also take Personality Development and Motivational Classes to the students.
“BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO BE“
We want to bring the change in ourselves first and then expect the same from others. We formed a team and we are taking the initiative of teaching the children of our non-teaching staff, we are taking classes for students from 4th to 10th for mathematics, science and english and also for students in 12th both commerce and science background. A structured cirriculum has been planned and we are implementing the same.
We strive for over-all development of a student….
“LIVE GREEN, LOVE GREEN, THINK GREEN”
We formed a team and sub-divided our-selves into three teams FOOD TEAM, ENERGY TEAM and PLASTIC TEAM. Food team deals with the food wastage in our mess and also figures out the effective ways of minimising and alternate ways to utilize the food which is being wasted. Energy team will be conducting a survey involving 500 houses and find out their energy consumption patterns in their houses and the houses will be chosen across Pune and across various income groups and figure ways to reduce wastage of power. Plastic Team deals with reducing the plastic usage in the campus and innovative ways to utilise the excess plastic in the surroundings. These teams carry out their respective works outside the campus and also bring awareness among the people. We are also collaborating with nationwide organizations to promote efficient use of energy.
“KARMA KARTE JAO FAL KI ASHA MAT RAKHO”
Whatever we do we do it expecting nothing in return but we have taken up this initiative and we in-return expect you to understand the importance of sharing knowledge and environment conservation and also spread the same. We want to thank our co-ordinator Viraja Bhat for giving us an opportunity to take part in “KSHITIJ”.
Last but not the least we want to congratulate our seniors for their excellence and devotion they have showed in their work and it’s now our time to lead the change and become socially conscious managers.
“ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE,
AND EVERYONE SHOULD TRY.……”
Contributed by R.Rakesh Vikram MBA-IB (2013-2015)