Pahel –A unique CSR Initiative

Continuing with the trend, initiated five years back, the students of the post graduate diploma in management (PGDM) at N R Institute of Business Management organized exclusive competitions for the marginalized and differently abled children in the event PAHEL 2014. This has been the fifty edition of the programme.

Backdrop:

Pahel started with a dream to do something for those kids who are special in some or other way, but don’t get an opportunity to prove. The underprivileged and the mentally challenged kids are given an opportunity to display their talents in music, dance and allied areas. PAHEL was introduced by the students as a practice and implementation of the lessons they had learnt during their classes of Corporate Social Responsibilities. The students of PGDM have been visiting NGOs to meet the children and help them prepare for the competitions as well.

Pahel 2016

The planning for the fifth edition started with a focus to do it on a grand scale in mist of the society for creating maximum awareness. Pahel 2016 was held on 16th March, 2016

More than 150 children between the age group of 7 to 18 years, who are visually impaired, hearing impaired, mentally challenged or have other disabilities showcased their talents in various arts including vocals, dance and thematic representations, fashion shows and dramas.

The participating NGOs include but are not limited to: Sparsh, Shwas, Sarjan and Blind People’s association etc. The event would comprise of 16 performances by the kids representing these NGOs.

The judges of the event were:

Mr. Ravi Meena, Actor, Gujarati Movies fame: CHHELO DIVAS

RJ Vashishth from Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM

The event witnessed more than 350 attendees from all walks of life.

Overall the event was a grand success, instilling big smiles on the faces of little angels with enhanced learning capabilities.