“It is not enough to be compassionate, you ought to act.”
Social Responsibility Forum (SRF), NMIMS is a student initiative making efforts, taking small steps and hoping that they culminate into a big change, a change in the mind-set and the mentality of the society as a whole. We strive to make people realise that each one of them can help someone, can inspire someone, and progress towards making this world a better place to live. The club has always believed that change does not take place overnight, instead we, as a team need to work towards it passionately and fervidly. Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love and care and eventually shape this society into something, that we’ll call perfect. And that is what the club works for!
AARAMBH, the flagship event of the club, is a 5km marathon held at Bandstand, Bandra, where people from the entire city come and participate, and run for a cause. Every year, SRF addresses a new social problem and believes in coming up with solutions to eradicate it and achieve its aim of a better world, thus giving shape to its motto of ‘Dream. Believe. Achieve’. AARAMBH, this year, stood for the cause of Women Rehabilitation from Trafficking. Human Trafficking is a rapidly growing social curse, a cobweb that has victimised a big share of people, through its clutches of sexual and labour exploitation. Amidst the need for sexual slaves and cheap labour, the fundamental rights of the women go for a toss. It‟s high time that we put an end to this before this turns into a fatal vicious circle and eats us away.
This year SRF had collaborated with APNE AAP WOMEN’S COLLECTIVE (AAWC), an NGO that actively aims to provide a caring and supportive platform of wholesome services to help women, girls and children in the Red Light Area of Kamathipura to make choices for a dignified and better quality life.
The event was in association with Vh1 and Comedy Central, supported by Lokmat, sponsored by IRB Infrastructure Limited and brought to you by Umendra Exports Limited.
With a huge footfall coming in to support the cause and the 9th year of the titillating journey, Aarambh‟18 was a grand success.
SRF is proud to present the winners of the marathon- In the male category- Swapnil (1st Finisher), Kantilal (2nd Finisher) and Akshay Aland (3rd Finisher). In the female category, Varsha Bhavari (1st Finisher), Meenakshi Patil (2nd Finisher) and Aishwarya Mishra (3 rd Finisher).
The club expresses its gratitude towards everyone who were part of Aarambh’18 and helped it soar so high. For all the participants who took part whole heartedly and all our sponsors without whom the event wouldn’t have been possible. We’ll be waiting for you all next year around the same time.