Every year, on 1 December, the world commemorates World AIDS Day. People around the world unite to show support for people living with and affected by HIV and to remember those who lost their lives to AIDS. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first-ever global health day.
This coming #WorldAIDSDay will be very different from normal. COVID-19 is showing once again how health is interlinked with other critical issues, such as reducing inequality, human rights, gender equality, social protection and economic growth. With this in mind, this year the theme of World AIDS Day is "Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility". The theme focuses on the global commitment to deliver quality, people-centered HIV prevention and treatment services for impact.
Even today more than 12 million people are still waiting to get on HIV treatment and 1.7 million people became infected with HIV last year because they could not access essential services.
As we approach the end of 2020, the world is in a dangerous place and the months ahead will not be easy. Only Global Solidarity and Shared Responsibility will help us to beat the coronavirus and end the AIDS epidemic and guarantee the right to health for all people.
K J Somaiya Institute of Management shapes young individuals into corporate-ready socially responsible professionals, providing holistic development to the students. Our CSR initiatives/activities such as Ankur ELI, Enactus and Melange reflect the same.
Talking about his experience with Ankur ELI, Kaustubh, (2020-22 batch) says, "It teaches me patience accompanied by voluminous bliss every single time."
Abhishek (2020-22 batch) describes his experience with Enactus as not only enterprising but also “a rainbow of learning" which helps add colours to the lives of the beneficiaries.
“CSR events in Melange allowed me to reflect on my inner values and give back to society in the right manner. It was indeed an enlightening experience to help visually challenged individuals”, says Govind (2019-2021 batch).
"I bow at His Feet constantly, and pray to Him, the Guru, the True Guru, has shown me the Way."
-Sri Guru Nanak
As we commemorate the auspicious occasion of Gurpurab, we remember the teachings of love, peace and faith in the Almighty that Guru Nanak Dev Ji sought to teach us.
May he inspire us to achieve all our goals, bless us with positivity, and bestow us with eternal joy.
This week's recap: • HultPrize SVV 2020-21 by E-Cells and Riidl organized an on-campus online round specifically for Somaiya University on 21st November 2020. This year's theme for the competition is 'Food for Good' where ten teams competed against each other.
Yudh literally translates to war in English and that is what best explains the intensity with which students from India’s best B-Schools sweat it out at the premier sports event organized by the Sports Committee at the K J Somaiya Institute of Management. The event is usually held over a period of 3-4 days in February every year. Students compete across 12 different indoor and outdoor sports including carrom, chess, badminton, squash etc. The atmosphere over the course of the event is absolutely electric and one can almost feel the competitive vibe in the campus during that time. Yudh is not just a sports event but rather a celebration of the competitive spirit.
The pandemic has compelled nations around the world to reinforce their focus on the healthcare sector leading to a surge in demand for such qualified professionals at all levels, especially at the managerial level in this industry. An MBA in Healthcare Management from the K J Somaiya Institute of Management can be an ideal choice at a time like this. In addition to offering holistic learning and a strong alumni network, the programme also offers international emersion opportunities that enable students to broaden their knowledge base and put the best practices into use.