An individual need not be a saint to do something good, he just needs to be more humane. With this thought in mind, the Applied Knowledge Cell (AKC) members of Bengal Institute of Business Studies came together for a cause. An idea generated inside a small conference room, took a grand avatar on the D-day, 18th October 2012.
Under the Donate, Dignify and Develop campaign, new clothes and food packets were distributed among the under privileged women and children of the New Alipore area. On the auspicious occasion of Durga Puja, all the AKC members did their bit to cheer for the unsung people of our community.
While most of us consider clothes to be a part of our personality, there is a large section which sees clothes as a sign of dignified life. For them, receiving new clothes during festivities have been always a matter of luxury. We, the students of Bengal Institute of Business Studies, came together to make this Durga Puja different for them.
Suruchi Sangha, which is one of the most renowned Durga Puja committees in Kolkata, joined hands with AKC, taking the campaign to a larger scale. The support given by the team at Suruchi Sangha, in the entire process, is beyond comparisons. We would specially like to thank Mr. Aroop Biswas , President of Suruchi Sangha and Mr. S.K.Baral, Vice President of Suruchi Sangha. Without their support the event could never have been a success. Furthermore, Mr. Aroop Biswas applauded the efforts taken by the students of BIBS and ensured that they will extend their support in future as well.
Mr. Vidur Kapoor, chairperson of BIBS, along with his wife graced the event with their magnanimous presence. Besides the BIBS community, people across India also came forward to make the campaign a success. By means of crowd funding, likeminded people from nooks and crannies of India participated in the Donate, Dignify and Develop campaign.
Healing the world is a long process, however, the students of Bengal Institute of Business Studies took the initial steps on 18th October 2012.