This club aims at creating socially empowered global citizens by offering a superior way of life to all while empowering women to be well rounded individuals.
Being an essential member of a community network that helps underprivileged sections of the society through sustainability, empathy and social justice. This one includes both aspects nature - Sustainability and society - empathy and social justice.
To empower the women of the SIBM –H to establish the uniqueness of a complete women for mental, physical and emotional well-being towards accomplishing their personal and social goals convincingly and enabling to ascertain the same to each and every women citizen of India.
Through the principle followed by the Symbiosis society of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakkam” which means ‘The world is one family’:
To create an environment of gender justice where men and women work together with a sense of personal security and dignity.
To disseminate knowledge about rights and laws related to women.
To create a sense of responsibility among students and have healthy study and work culture at SIU Hyderabad.
To focus on two vital E’s regarding Women development - Education and Empowerment.
To counter the social evils together and thus promote a better healthy lifestyle among them
To make the world a better place to live and save the resources for the future generations.
Improve the living standards of poor by providing them education assistance, livelihood related assistance, relief and healthcare etc.
To create awareness among the poor about various education programs by Conducting various presentations.
Events by Shakti – Women Development and Social Responsibility Cell
International Women’s Day Celebration
Shakti hosted a full-day event with various programmes for the students and the staff as part of celebrating Women’s Day on March 8, 2022.
The day started off with the 1ST event: #BreakTheBias-Panel Discussion. The objective of the event was to spread awareness about a gender-equal world- A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable and inclusive.
The 2nd event was a Debate Competition amongst the SLS and Symbiosis Hyderabad students. 7 teams had participated in the Competition with 2 members each in a team. The debate was moderated by a member of InkSleuths. Winners and Runners were awarded cash prizes.
The 3rd Activity done on Women’s Day was the FatestFeetFirst-A Games Activity done for the housekeeping staff. In this activity, each team consisted of 5 members., The first person in line had a cup filled with water. The object of the game was to pour the water into an empty bucket. As soon as one person pours the water out of the cup, they had to move back of the line, and the next person goes again to fill the bucket. Each Team was given 3 Mins and the winning team was the one that filled the maximum amount of water. The winning team was awarded a Bowl and a Spoon.
The 4th Activity was the Cake-Cutting Ceremony which was held in the mess for the daily heroes of our campus – the housekeeping staff who work tirelessly to keep our campus clean and safe. Director R. K Jain provided the staff with a Certificate of Appreciation, followed by cake cutting. They were then given refreshments and all those staff were gifted with Pouches as a token of appreciation. The smiles on the faces of the housekeeping staff were priceless and they were overjoyed.
The 5th Activity of the Day was the Walkathon. Along with Ridhi Rani Ma’am, Shakti Members accompanied by other students of SIBM-H, went for a walk around the Campus to spread awareness.
Cleanliness Drive 2022
The 'Cleanliness Drive' aimed to promote the values of cleanliness, discipline, and respect for
the environment in the students and educate and sensitize them about the importance of
cleanliness for a healthy, socially responsible, economically dynamic, and progressive nation.
Team Shakti and Dr. Ridhi Rani ma'am, and a few housekeeping staffs were sent to two villages - Mamidipalle and Modallaguda.
The students were divided into groups to clean the streets of the villages and the schools nearby.
The team interacted with the villagers and explained the benefits of hygienic and clean surroundings.
SIBM-H students then interacted with the children of the Village.
Another significant effort undertaken by the team was to promote the benefits of a hygienic
and clean environment. The team also interacted with the villagers and encouraged them to
maintain cleanliness in their houses and on the roads.
Outreach Program – Girl Child Education
Shakti in collaboration with Antardhwani conducted an Outreach Program on “Girl Child Education” for the housekeeping staff of the campus on 31st October 2021 on the campus. The event’s objective was to educate the housekeeping staff from the nearby villages about the importance of girl child education in today’s world and educate them about the various government schemes for the same.The main event started with a Nukkad Natak/ Street play, performed by the Cultural Committee Antardhwani, conveying the message of Girl Child Education in today’s world.
Firande 6.0 – SocioKriya
Shakti- Women Development and Social Responsibility Cell of Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad hosted, “SOCIOKRIYA” as part of the flagship cultural and management event “Firande 6.0” on the 10th of February, 2022 on the Zoom platform.
The event’s goal was to engage one’s creative ideas in building a sustainable world. It also tested the skills in coming up with a solution to a social issue along with the managerial as well as presentation skills, by being a lead in the CSR initiatives of a company.
The competition consisted of 3 rounds and the winning teams had a chance to win prizes worth INR 10,000. The event received registrations from 77 students from various institutions across India through the D2C platform.
National Girl Child Day – Poster Making Competition
Shakti, the Women Development and Social Responsibility Cell of SIBM Hyderabad conducted “National Girl Child Day Poster Making Competition” on 23rd January 2022 outside the mess on the campus. The event’s objective was to raise awareness on the well-being of the girl child through the powerful language of art.
Virtual Workshop: Women in Motion Initiative by Axis Bankon Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Shakti conducted the event “Women in Motion: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” in association with Axis bank for both the batches of 2020-22 and 2021-23 on 28th October 2021 on the Zoom platform. The objective of the event was to help the students understand the meaning, importance and significance of diversity and inclusion and how they play an important role in both personal and professional lives.
Panel Discussion onBreast Cancer - A Growing Concern in India
Shakti conducted an event for the of Batch 2021-23 called Panel discussion on Breast Cancer - A Growing Concern in India on 30th October, 2021 on the MS Teams platform. The objective of the event was to create awareness on how breast cancer has an impact on our lives and how it can be prevented with necessary steps taken in Indian context.
Champions of Change Initiative (Working on it right now)
As part of our new initiative, "Champions of Change" we are aiming at partnering with NGOs all over India by providing student volunteers for the social work carried out by the partner NGOs. "Champions of Change" will be a voluntary program where students will be signing up with the partner NGO for a duration of 100 hours during the entire duration of their MBA program (i.e.,2 years). The volunteering work can be in the form of on-field work or any managerial assistance as required by the partner NGO.
Guest Lecture – Gender Sensitization
Shakti, the Women Development and Social Responsibility Cell, conducted a guest lecture for the Batch of 2020-22 and 2021-23 on “Gender Sensitization” on 23rd December 2021 on the MS Teams platform. The objective of the session was to get an in-depth understanding of what gender sensitization is and the need for building awareness around gender equality.
Guest Lecture – Understanding POSH- The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition, and Redressal) Act, 2013
Shakti, the Women Development and Social Responsibility Cell of SIBM Hyderabad, conducted an event for the batch of 2020-22 and the batch of 2021-23 called “Understanding POSH- The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition, and Redressal) Act, 2013" on 16th December 2021 on the MS Teams platform. The objective of the event was to gain knowledge on the “POSH – The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013”.
The Women Development Cell of SIBM –H organized the celebrations with the support of Organizing Committee, Graffiti team and Literature Club. The event started off at 3:00 pm in the SIBM - H auditorium.
Dr.RK Jain presenting a Momento to Dr.Tejaswini Yarlagadda
The evening witnessed a huge turnout of students at the amphitheatre who had gathered to watch a joint cultural performance which was presented by SIBM and SLS. The first performance was given by SIBM dramatics club which focused on disparity against women and women emancipation. To add a tinge of humour to the proceedings, some students from SIBM took to stage and performed a mimicry of their class-mates which was appreciated by audience with lots of laughter and thunderous round applause. The last event for the evening was by SIBM which was a ramp walk with an ethnic theme.
Special food stalls offering street styled Chaat and other varieties were arranged which was very much appreciated by the students and spread cheer among them as they relished the delicacies. Gaming corners were also setup which included simple games which were enjoyed by all.
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