It’s harder to recycle plastic bottles than you think. Of the mass number of plastic bottles consumed throughout the world, most of them are not recycled because only certain types of plastic bottles can be recycled by certain municipalities. They either end up lying stagnant in landfills, leaching dangerous chemicals into the ground or they infiltrate our streets as litter. They are found on sidewalks, in parks, front yard and rivers, and even if you chop them into tiny pieces they still take more than a human lifetime to decompose.
The coordinators of Malay Club this year decided to organized a “Best Out Of Waste”( plastic bottles) competition cum exhibition on 5th October 2018. This event was conducted to inculcate team spirit among each group taking part and to see how well the students co-ordinate with each other, and come up with new, innovative and creative ideas within a time span of one hour. 20 groups took part in this competition. The only criteria for the students was that they could use any material, but the maximum usage of plastic bottles should be seen. Also as a token of gesture Prof. Natika Poddar gave cloth bags to all the 20 groups for the maximum use of plastic bottles. The competition was held in our chess area from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. During the event Director Dr. S.S. Mohanty and some of the other faculty members came to see the efforts and the talent portrayed by the participants.
Prof. Vaibhav and Prof. Kiran along with Ms. Surekha judged all the groups based on the innovative, creativity and other parameters which were mentioned in the rules.
Out of the 20 groups, three groups got the highest marks based on the judgement parameters. The winners were declared on the v same day. The first prize was won by Roshan Anvekar, Rosella Gamiya, Hiren R, Kalpesh and Minakshi Ahuja (PGDM-1), the second prize was won by two groups; out of them one was won by Ajin Varghese, Cyril John, Sanal Skarla, Akanksha Shetye, and Diksha Shetty (PGDM-1), and the other winner were Sayali Sawant, Siddhesh , Vrushali, Steve Lobo, and Rubina Rodrigues (MMS-1)
The event was a success. All the groups came up with different innovative and creative ideas. Plus these students by participating in this event took a step further in protecting our environment. This event helped the students to work with great level of coordination among the team members with a winning spirit and also contribute in saving our planet. This ultimately accomplished the Malay Club’s motive.
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Abhimaan Club members visited Shantidaan- Missionaries of Charity founded by Mother Teresa at Gorai, Borivali on 4th Novermber 2017. The club raised volunteer donations from SFIMARites. With the money collected, medicines and daily necessity items were purchased and donated to the inmates of Shantidaan. The students also donated old clothes. Students spent quality time with the inmates of Shantidaan. It trip made the students sensitive towards societal needs and their duties.
On 9th October, 2017, Abhimaan the ISR club of St. Francis Institute of Management and Research (SFIMAR) successfully conducted the annual 'Blood Donation Drive' as part of activities aimed towards Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR). The Drive was oraganized in association with Social Responsibility (ISR). The Drive was oraganized in association with Bharat Ratna Dr Babsaheb Ambedkar Municipality Hospital,Borivali(W).
Abhimaan Club also conducted a pre-drive motivation talk by Dr Nikita of Bharat Ratna Dr Babsaheb Ambedkar Municipality Hospital on the Blood donation on 7thOctober 2017 for the students, faculty and staff. She explained the importance of donating blood and clarified the myths associated with the noble act. She further gave examples of people who donate blood as a way to lead a healthy life. The pre-drive talk presented by the professional medical doctor certainly motivated the young crowd of the college. On 9thOctober2017,SFIMAR Chairman Brother Alphonse Nesamony inaugurated the blood donation drive and wished all the faculty & staff members and students. Students and staff enthusiastically came in large number for donating blood. After recording essential background information, donors were tested for blood pressure, weightand hemoglobin by the doctor and medical staff of the Hospital. Eligible donors were then carefully guided through the blood donation process by the nursing staff. Like every year, Abhimaan Club faculty co-ordinator Prof Dr. G. Ramesh was the first person to donate blood followed by Col Venkatraman(Retd.) and Ms Navika Pednekar. Students of MMS and PGDM followed suit. Abhimaan club student co-ordinators kept record of every registration and motivated the donors by their presence, personal attention and care.
The drive was an influential event for many first time donors. Every donor was presented with a certificate and a donor card as a token of appreciation.
A total of 69 donors donated blood during the drive.
The co-ordinators of Malay club organized a "Thread Art" competition cum exhibition on 13th September 2017. This event was conducted to inculcate team spirit amongthe participantsand to bring out their innovative and creative ideas within a time span of one hour. There were 12 groups that took part in the competition. Students were allowed to use any material but were told to make maximum use of thread. The winners were declared on the very same day. The event was a success.
SFIMAR's ISR club " Abhimaan" is organizing a mini Marathon (first of its kind) on 09 Apr 2017 ( Sunday) on the theme "Run for better health and better environment". The details of the marathon are appended below for the information of all and their active participation.
Venue of the Marathon : Sanjay Gandhi National Park ( SGNP), Borivali East
Date and Time : 09 Apr 2017, 06.00 am to 07.30 am ( Reporting time - 05.45 am at SGNP entry gate)
Distance and route : 7 Kilometers from SGNP entry gate to Kanheri caves
On 1st February 2018, Malay Club planned and organized a “Star Performer Award” competition under the guidance of Dr.Natika Poddar to enhance the Performing Arts talents and develop self-confidence for students of first year MMS, PGDM and Part-timeThe competition began with great zeal and enthusiasm. The participants were given an opportunity and platform to showcase their talents like dance, Mimicry, mime, acting, singing, playing instruments etc. These young modernists were thrilled to be a part of colourful, vibrant and energizing event. The participants mesmerized the audience with their performance and there was a complete ambience of joy among the audience. Prof. Vaibhav Kulkarni and Prof.Shilpa Peswani were the esteemed judges for the evening. It was tough job for the judges as all the participants were talented in their own unique way.
The winners were awarded with trophies and cash prize and appreciated by Chairman Bro. Alphonse Nesamony and Director Dr. S.S. Mohanty. First prize was bagged by Miss.Neeraja Shrikant Surve(MMS-I) for mimicry, second place was secured by Miss. Rachna (PGDM-I) for dance and third place by Miss. Sharon Cyril D’silva (MMS-I) for singing. The competition displayed the unique talent present in the students. The event was concluded by certificate distribution by Dr. Natika Poddar to student coordinators of Malay Club for their effort. The college always seeks to strike a balance between academic and co-curricular activities.
St Francis Institute of Management and Research is involved in the contribution to the community through its ISR SMT-Abhimaan. Every year a number of activities are carried out by the Staff, Students of SFIMAR. The details of the same are appended below:Visit to Orphanages
Objectives of PRERNA club are:
A workshop on entrepreneurship development activities was organized by Rozylone on 25th Feb. 2014
A workshop on Idea Generation & Starting New Business Ventures 20th Sept. 2014 for MMS-1 and PGDM -1 students.
A Seminar in association with IIM-A & Nurture Talent Academy on‘How to write a Business Plan‘held on 25th Oct 2014.
A two day workshop on ‘How to write a Business plan’ held in the month of Nov 2015 for MMS-I and PGDM-I students.
The annual sports events include games like football, Volleyball, Badminton and Throw- ball organized at the SFIMAR campus. This event is followed by the distribution of gifts and trophies. The club also organizes Intra college football tournaments, which help the students to develop their team work and team spirit. The sports events bring out a competitive spirit among students and inculcates self-discipline, time management and grooms their overall personality.
In November 2015, the faculty members accompanied by the club coordinators went trekking to Sanjay Gandhi National Park. It was a two hour climb through the forest. The faculty members helped each other through the treacherous curves and edges. They practiced the art of team work while on the trek.
The primary objective of green club is to promote "green activities" among all the stakeholders of SFIMAR and bring out a sense of responsibility in improving the conditions of environment among them.
The objectives of the club are
The Film Screening Club selects award winning Movies, Short Films, Documentaries etc. based on management concepts and screens them for MMS & PGDM Students. The Movies screened by the club are followed by a detailed discussion focusing on the learning’s from the movie. The Club promotes experiential learning and Edutainment.