Pragat-I, the IIM Indore social sensitivity cell, is an initiative of students at IIM Indore which works on social development projects and tries to spread awareness about various social causes. The aim of Pragat-I is to serve the under-served. Pragat-I provides the participants a platform to use their ideas for the benefit of the society. The idea of the cell is to learn and experience various social issues and take steps to help in any way possible, which also involves a lot of managerial activities. Pragat-I also actively supports students in their social initiatives.
Recent Activities of Pragat-I
Tree Plantation Drive: The academic year 2010-11 kick started with a Tree Plantation drive which saw more than 300 saplings being planted all over the campus, adding to the greenery of the campus.
Career Counselling for school students: Team Pragati started career counselling initiative last year and is quickly building on it with a very good student team. The objective is to help the school going children of villages to understand the career opportunities available to them after Std. X. The team is presently working with school at Pigdamber guiding the students of X standard to plan their higher education rather than discontinuing their studies for work.
Pragati has plans to expand this to other schools in villages and is working towards the goal in a slow but steady manner.
Book Donation Drive: Team Pragati organised a book donation drive for MBA students of other colleges on 20th Nov, 2010. The event witnessed a huge turnout with nearly 800 students from various MBA colleges in Indore turning up to collect the books. We were able to distribute nearly 1000 books of various subjects ranging from finance, accounting, communication, economics etc. (worth Rs. 4 lakhs) to the students.
Supporting EGS School: EGS School, which is situated next to the institute is supported by the team. Participants spend time with the students on various days and providing them with necessary items. Pragat-I team celebrated all important national festivals as Republic Day, Independence Day, Gandhi Jayanti, Children’s Day with the kids of EGS school. The drawing competition held at school, as a part of celebrations, brought out the creativity of kids. Prizes were awarded to best 10 drawings. Individual performances like songs and dance also showcased their talent. Sweets and chocolates were distributed during the events.
Team Pragat-I also organized a health check-up camp at the school in Dec’10. Event was organised with the help of doctors and volunteers from PGP-2 batch. Medicines were provided along with the general health check-up for the benefit of 70 students.
Blood Donation Camps: Pragat-I also organizes blood donation camps within and outside the institute in association with blood banks. The last camp was organised on 29th Nov’10 in the campus where students and staff members donated their blood.
Indian Institute of Management, Indore
Prabandh Shikhar, Rau-Pithampur Road,
Indore – 453 331
Madhya Pradesh, INDIA