‘’There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others’’ – Mandy Hale
It is with this passion and zest that ‘Spandan’, the social responsibility wing of the institute set out to make the year 2017 fruitful. Spandan, with its social initiatives has been lighting up lives of many over the years. As years progressed Spandan has stood strong to its cause and has found many ways to give back to the society, The Annual Spandan Day being the largest of them all.
As a prelude to the event the team organised a food festival as a means of raising funds to support its many social causes. The food stall witnessed active participation from both students and staff alike. Many delicacies, local to the state as well as outside, were presented in the most pleasing manner that it would have a disappointment to not be a part of the event. The ever considerate Spandan team, under the able guidance of their mentor Dr RatnaPaluri, made sure everyone donated to this cause however small it was. The day also saw the Picasso’s of the institute transform various colours, with strokes of their brushes, into some the most beautiful paintingsand artworks that the college has produced which was later auctioned.
All this, in anticipation for the D-Day!
The Annual Spandan day was celebrated on the 26th of August, 2017 at the college premises. The event was inaugurated by Dr VandanaSonawney, Director ,SIOM and the occasion was graced by the presence of Mr. Mukund Dixit (Social Reformer, formerly associated with Baba Amte at Anandvan) , Mr. Sandeep Karkhanis (CSR Head, Bosch Ltd., Nashik), Mr. Jagbir Singh (founder of ManavUtthanManch, NGO), Mr.PankajDaspute (Social reformer and teacher at Rajewadi Village School) . The annual Newsletter of Spandan was officially unveiled by the dignitaries during this function.
But, what stole the show, was the dance performance by the students of Prabodhini Trust (institution for mentally challenged), Nashik. Such sheer was their dedication that, everyone in the audience was too amazed to respond. With a fast number and perfect sync, these children taught the audience to free themselves and enjoy the day. Along with the day there was a show put up by team ASMI (Women Sanitary Awareness programme).
Spandan taught us to come out of our protective bubble and step into the life of another. Though the first and foremost duty of a student is learning, we cannot neglect the society and Spandan gave us the platform to give back to the society. For Spandan active volunteering has been the highlight of its programme which caters to arenas such as education, green initiatives and women sanitation as the team believes that service to mankind is service to God.