Prerna is an initiative started by the Social, Entrepreneurship and Consulting Cell of SIBM Pune, aimed at spreading knowledge and smiles among people. Launched in 2011, the objective of this event is not only to teach, but to instill in people a passion to learn new things. Every year, as part of Prerna, we teach and give vocational training to those who come from less privileged background but have a desire to learn. This year the students of SIBM Pune came forward to teach the housekeeping staff of the Symbiosis International University, Lavale hill top campus. The housekeeping staffs were taught basic conversational English, personal hygiene, etiquettes and various Governmental schemes targeted for them. The event happened over a period of 6 continuous Sundays, starting from 20th December 2015 to 24th January 2016. 76 student volunteers came forward for the good cause of teaching the housekeeping staff. As part of the last week of Prerna 24th January 2016 the student volunteers
participated in the National Volunteering week conducted by India@75.
SECC always celebrates Christmas with special people and makes their day a memorable one. This time we celebrated Christmas with the special friends at Navkshitij, a home for mentally challenged friends located at Marunji, Pune. There are around 50 students in Navkshitij from whom we received a wish list for Christmas. The amount for the gifts was then crowd sourced from the students of MBA 1 and MBA 2. There were generous donations from both the batches. SECC along with 25 Volunteers, visited Navkshitij on Christmas with gifts and entertained the students by dancing, singing and conducting many games. The students of Navkshitij were all very happy with their Christmas gifts. This event really made up a memorable day to special friends of Navkshitij and a heart whelming experience to every Volunteer.