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I am or doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion about the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. - Benjamin Franklin We do not save lives. We do not make someone’s life better. We do not even provide food, shelter or education to the underprivileged. All we do is share some happy moments with them, make one day brighter or a kid, try to aid them and try to show them the right direction. Pranay is an attempt, an attempt to do some good, an attempt to be the humans that we were meant to be. PRANAY is a first of its kind social initiative to be launched by a B-School. We organise Go Green drives, walks to promote awareness about Cancer, Blood donation and Medical check-up camps and many more such events.We also work closely with NGOs like Maher, QMTI, Connecting, Yoddhas, Akanksha to name a few. This not only is a constant reminder of the adversities that one can face in life it also instils in us the strength to sail through tough times.


Events Detail

On 30th of July, KAVACH, a clothes donation drive was conducted by Pranay at the Railway Slums. This clothes donation drive is conducted every year for residents of various slums. Student managers from both the senior and junior batch contribute to this noble cause by donating their old clothes. When they arrived at the location, they were greeted by a swarm of happy and excited children. They gathered all our cartons inside a small temple and distributed clothes to the residents of the slums. Their team split in groups of four and went door to door for distributing clothes. They were warmly welcomed by the people and they humbly accepted the clothes they gave them. We also gave Tinkle magazines to children and were amazed to know that many of them could read English. The team managed to cover the entire slum area and distribute all the clothes that they had got with them. They were glad to know that this initiative bore fruit when they saw the residents happy to receive the clothes.

Maher Visit

The purpose of the orientation along with building up academic acumen is also to sensitize students about the society that they are a part of. An endeavor in this direction was the Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) visit organized on 19th June 2017 by the college through which the entire batch of 300 students was divided into groups and sent to different locations including Asha Kiran Shelter Lonavla, Maher Vatsalyadham, Sanmati Bal Niketan and Shikshagram Malavali to interact with lesser privileged children and residents of old age homes.

Maher is an NGO that looks after children who for some unfortunate reason do not have parents. Every year Team Pranay along with a few student volunteers from SIMS visits few Maher centres and tries to brighten at least one day of these children.

Drug awareness crusade

On 26th June 2014, students of SIMS conducted a drug awareness walk to raise awareness of the dangers and significant negative mental and physical health effects that can be caused by these psychoactive substances.

Drug awareness crusade

  • Date : 31st July
  • Conducted by : Team Pranay in collaboration with SIHS and SCHC
  • Theme : Blood donation camp

Every year on 31stJuly, Team Pranay in collaboration with SIHS and SCHC organizes a blood donation camp. This was an initiative of our Founder Dr. SB Mujumdar. The event was made successful by the enthusiastic participation of all students, teachers and staff, helping us reach the 250 donor mark.

on 15th August, Team Pranayinvited children from Tara Mobile Crèche, slum area and wards of the college maintenance staff and to fill their day with heaps of happiness. In total there were 122 children for the event. The children were entertained by an animated movie, and amazing performances by Sur and Vibes team. They were later given goodie bags which were gifts donated by the students and faculties of SIMS.

Team Pranay organised a program on eye donation conducted by Rotary Club and the MBA HHM students of SIHS on 23rd of August 2014. It aimed at spreading more awareness among the young minds of India as they are future responsible citizens of the country. The hour long event included a presentation and awareness videos which captured the student’s attention. At the end of the session all the students pledged to donate their eyes to lighten up the lives of the blind.

The Thermax Group, providing a range of engineering solutions to the energy and environment sectors, took an initiative to launch a very inspiring project- Thermax Lift Project. The project mainly aims to cultivate teacher leaders who share a set of core values that includes a commitment to social justice, an understanding of the strengths and the needs of a diverse student population, and a dedication to equity and excellence for all students. LIFT seeks to prepare and support teacher leaders working with diverse learners to develop in all their students, the academic skills and strength of character needed to succeed in life. To contribute their part to the society and make an attempt to change the education system of India 12 out of many aspirants from SIMS have been selected. They worked hard for 10 long days assessing the reading and writing ability of the students.This in turn will help to train the teachers to become leaders who can give maximum to propel these little birds to fly out with distinct colours.

The National Alumni Meet 2014 was celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm. Team Pranay set up a stall for the alumni wherein a dart game was played with a simple rule – the farther one hits from the centre the more they had to donate. A generous amount of Rs 6,561 was collected which will be utilised for conducting other social activities.

Conducted By : MilindSoman and ReemaSanghvi of Maximus Events

Pinkathon is a multicity, multi format international run only for women. The objective of the event is to encourage women’s health and fitness. It was organized by MilindSoman and ReemaSanghvi of Maximus Events to promote awareness on breast cancer. SIMS had been given an opportunity to ensure maximum student participation across all SIU colleges and also volunteer for the event. There were 19 participants and 22 volunteers from SIMS and many more from other Symbiosis Colleges.

The QMTI is an institute offering technical training to differently abled men of the armed forces enabling them to live an independent life. Each year on 3rd December, on the International Day of People with Disability, Team Pranay visits QMTI to celebrate their spirit, their perseverance and most of all life with them. The event this year also was packed with performances from Sur and Vibes as well as performances by the inmates. The energy levels and enthusiasm of the inmates during the entire event were incredible and contagious, and we learnt what ‘living’ truly means.

Team Pranay invited around 70 children from the slums and also children of the college maintenance staff to celebrate and to experience the true spirit of Christmas. The event started with a cake cutting ceremony by Director sir, Brig. Rajiv Divekar ,Pranay Faculty head Dr. PradnyaChitrao and Dr. Swati Nalawade along with the children, which was followed by a quick refreshment made available for children followed by a drawing competition where the children got an opportunity to draw their minds. After the drawing competition there was a movie arranged in the auditorium followed by a dance session. Post this there was lunch arranged for the children and the program then ended with a prize distribution and gift distribution ceremony where top 11 best drawings by the children were given prizes by Dr. Swati Nalawade. Also gifts, clothes and chocolates were distributed among the children. The entire program was a huge success and the smile that it brought on the faces of the children was priceless.

On the auspicious occasion of Makar Sakranti, PranayTeam planned to make this day special for the children of Saraswati Ashram situated in Dapodi. We organized an outing to McDonald’s (E-Square) for them. This initiative was supported by Miss Swati Eshwari, one of SIMS student. McDonald’s also supported this initiative by giving 50% off on their daily meals for the children and as a kind gesture had decorated their outlet with balloons. The children were excited as it was altogether a different kind of experience for them. We too had an enjoyable time with them, where we shared moments of laughter as children danced to tunes and played with balloons. To cheer them up even further, we had a balloon-balancing competition. The children even showed us some magic tricks, which left us dazzled. We had arranged some goodies, which we distributed among them as they parted. The children were happy, which made us feel even happier. And yet again Pranay as a team succeeded in its mission of “Spreading Smiles”.

Towards the end of each year TEAM PRANAY in association with HV Desai conducts amedical camp in a village near Pune; this year the medical camp was conducted in Khamgaon, on the 1st of March which is about 40kms from SIMS. The medical camp started at 09:30 a.m.and went on till 03:00 p.m, with about 300 villagers, including children, attended the camp. It required a lot of campaigning to bring the villagers to the camp but the efforts of all the volunteers and the team members paid off well and people not only from Khamgaon but also from the neighbouring villages attended the camp.

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Maher Visit:Fortunate are you for you have felt the gentle touch of your mother and you have known the worry of your father. You have lived a secure life sans misery and poverty. But, all over India there are many innocent eyes longing for a life where they would not have to yearn for the basic necessities of life. Maher is an NGO that looks after children who for some unfortunate reason do not have parents. Every year Team Pranay along with a few student volunteers from SIMS visits few Maher centres and tries to brighten at least one day of these children.

Conducted By MilindSoman and ReemaSanghvi of Maximus Events

Pinkathon is a multicity, multi format international run only for women. The objective of the event is to encourage women’s health and fitness. It was organized by MilindSoman and ReemaSanghvi of Maximus Events to promote awareness on breast cancer. SIMS had been given an opportunity to ensure maximum student participation across all SIU colleges and also volunteer for the event. There were 19 participants and 22 volunteers from SIMS and many more from other Symbiosis Colleges.

Pranay collaborates with different NGOs like Pragati Leadership Foundation, Maher, Akanksha, Saraswati Anath Ashram, Global Communiies, Tara Mobile Creche, Doorstep, etc to educate and teach children and to inculcate good habits in them. It collaborates with Connecting to counsel people contemplating suicide. It helps United Sisters’ Foundation, an NGO run by Milind Soman to get support for Pinkathon, a multicity, multi format run for women to encourage their fitness and to promote awareness on breast cancer. It also actively supports Yoddhas to encourage awareness about bone marrow cancer and to encourage donors for bone marrow.

Each year on 3rd December, on the International Day of People with Disability, Team Pranay visits QMTI to celebrate their spirit, their perseverance and most of all life with them. The event was packed with performances from Sur and Vibes as well as performances by the inmates. The energy levels and enthusiasm of the inmates during the entire event were incredible and contagious, and we learnt what ‘living’ truly means.

Team Pranay organised a program on eye donation conducted by Rotary Club and the MBA HHM students of SIHS on 23rd of august 2014. It aimed at spreading more awareness among the young minds of India as they are future responsible citizens of the country. The hour long event included a presentation and awareness videos which captured the student’s attention. At the end of the session all the students pledged to donate their eyes to lighten up the lives of the blind.

  • Pranay worked with Cognizant on its ‘Be Teacher Program and taught underprivileged children every week.
  • Pranay tied up with Infosys for its program with Doorstep to teach children and to assess their learning ability and to identify the deserving children for sponsorship
  • Pranay worked on Thermax’s Lift Program. The project mainly aims to cultivate teacher leaders who share a set of core values that includes a commitment to social justice, an understanding of the strengths and the needs of a diverse student population, and a dedication to equity and excellence for all students. LIFT seeks to prepare and support teacher leaders working with diverse learners to develop in all their students, the academic skills and strength of character needed to succeed in life. To contribute their part to the society and make an attempt to change the education system of India 12 out of many aspirants from SIMS have been selected. They worked hard for 10 long days assessing the reading and writing ability of the students. This in turn will help to train the teachers to become leaders who can give maximum to propel these children to pass their exams with distinction