The Joy of Giving is one of the important social events of the Social, Entrepreneurship and Consulting Cell of SIBM Pune. Joy of Giving instills in people the act of giving to others and ensures the experience of joy of giving. The event is conducted from 24th February 2016 to 29th.
It mainly entailed on the act of giving something back to the society by the students of SIBM Pune. It had multiple ways to give back to the society – helping the visually challenged special friends selling their chocolates, raising money through the act of selling donuts and donating it to the war widows association, collecting books and clothes and donating them To start off, SECC tied up with Niwant Andh Mukta Vikasalay to set up a stall selling chocolates made by Visually-Challenged children.
Chocolate making is one of the vocational activities conducted at Niwant. Visually impaired students at NAMV make, wrap and conduct the sale of these chocolates. With all the chocolates being sold out in just an hour, the sale was continued for the next day as well. Needless to say, the special friends from NAMV returned back with a heart full of joy and happiness.
On day two, MOD donuts were sold by the SECC members during the SPL finals. Students celebrated Joy of Giving by buying a donut for their dearest ones. The proceeds of the fund raised were donated to the War Widows Association. WWA works for the welfare of the war affected families. They guide and advise family members on how to become economically independent.
From day three onwards, a Collection Drive was organized. Donation boxes were set up at various places on the campus. Students came forward and donated their used/unused books, clothes and other valuables. The proceeds from the drive is collected and given to those in need. The students turned out in huge numbers to spread joy and gave a warm response to the joy of “It's easier to take than to give. It's nobler to give than to take. The thrill of taking lasts a day. The thrill of giving lasts a lifetime.”