On International Volunteers Day, we spoke to some students of Somaiya Vidyavihar who volunteer their time and talent to play a constructive role in their communities. We share their inspiring stories.
From student to Principal – Dr Sudha Vyas, Principal K J Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce reminisces about her journey at Somaiya Vidyavihar.
Understanding the importance of education in the development of the individual, the family, the country and the world, the key goal of Somaiya Vidyavihar Education Trust has been building institutions that enable the means to realize it. We believe that be it in urban or rural areas of the country access to education must be matched by the quality of education
My grandfather said, why not Somaiya. I said, no Chemical Engineering here, and Cornell is far better than Somaiya. He did not mind that. But said, ‘Go, but promise me, that when you return, in your lifetime, you will try to make our institutions to good, that if a candidate applies to Cornell, he/she will also apply to Somaiya’. And he allowed me to fly.
He traded dreams. Made my dreams his, and his mine. How powerful!!
We continued building infrastructure for our institutions.
Infrastructure designed to incorporate being in touch with nature in our daily lives. Infrastructure that contributes to the development of our students and society.
Institution building is central to our service to the nation.
Chirag’, young entrepreneur and ex-alumni of K J Somaiya College of Engineering, working on his project at Somaiya Riidl, lit the fire of innovation and entrepreneurship in the minds of students from Shri Sharda English Medium School, Kopergaon who came visiting Somaiya Vidyavihar, Mumbai.
Trained for two days on training techniques, by the NGO Marathi Vidnyan Parishad, and armed with a Science kit, over 20 students of K J Somaiya College of Science and Commerce walked into 7th and 8th standard classes of Municipal Schools in Chunabhati. For around an hour a day, our Science Volunteers, took the young kids into the exciting world of science.