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NGO Bazar
NGO BAZAAR
The Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) committee of Mithibai College organised its flagship event  ‘NGO- BAZAAR’ on 24th and 25th January, 2019. This year the event attracted eleven NGOs not only from the state of Maharashtra but also from the state of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, making it an interstate event for the first time.
The NGO-BAZAAR was inaugurated by Ms. Neha Shah who is an active social worker and an alumnus of Mithibai college. In her inaugural speech she stated that the seed for motivation to become a social worker was planted in her by her alma mater Mithibai college and was very proud to see that her college continues to uphold its noble principles by being active in organising welfare programmes.
Following are the names of the NGOs which were part of the event:
VIVEKANANDA YOUTH FORUM, PRAYAS, KRUPRAKABI FOUNDATION, SHANTIHASTKALA, I SANCTUARY, AFTERTASTE, SAHARA, ASHA HANDICRAFTS, EKA, ALERT CITIZEN FORUM AND SRUJANA.
Keeping in mind the customers i.e. college students, many NGOs displayed items such as accessories, creative notebooks, kurtis for women, handmade bags, home décor, folders, photo frame which were very much liked by the students. The timings of the event were 10am to 4pm on 24th January however looking at the tremendous response it was extended till 5pm on 25th January 2019.
The NGOs were overwhelmed by the hospitality offered to them by ISR committee members and student volunteers. Along with sales, two founders Ms Shalini Datta and Ms. Seema Kurup from the NGOs aftertaste and Ekta respectively conducted lectures on opportunities and challenges that they face in their endeavour to make the world a better place.
The total collection at the end of two days were Rs.1,21,795/- catapulting this event as a great success.
NGO BAZAAR - January 2018
The Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) committee of Mithibai College organised “NGO Bazaar” an exhibition cum sale of products hand crafted by various NGOs on 24th and 25th January, 2018. This shop for a cause event was the brainchild of the committee convenor Dr.Anjali Patkar and co-opted member Ms.Sonali Chatterjee. Both of them proactively took up this noble cause along with other committee members and student volunteers. The exhibition was inaugurated by the Principal Dr.Rajpal Shripat Hande who appreciated the items on display and encouraged the exhibitors.
The exhibition got a good response from students and staff members from Mithibai College and also from visitors of the adjoining SVKM institutes. There was lot of excitement among shoppers as creativity at its best was on display.  Hand made jewellery, clothing, bamboo artefacts, dry snacks, handbags, accessories and  paper craft were some of the many items that were displayed and sold in the event.
Participating NGOs were delighted at such an overwhelming response which clearly reflected in the surging sales. As a matter of fact, the total sales for NGO-Bazaar 2018 was Rs.1,26,480/-, the highest gross amount ever since the inception of the event.
An institution which looks forward to such social outreach opportunities, well deserves the Maharashtra Times Samajik Bhan Puraskar which was awarded in December 2017.
The following were the eleven NGOs who participated in NGO-Bazaar 2018.
1)Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care
2)Shraddhanand Mahilashram
3)Aftertaste
4)Vivekananda Youth forum
5)Rashtriya Seva Samiti
6)Enactus
7)Sahara Handicrafts
8)Asha Handicrafts
9)Manisha’s
10)Kuprkabi Foundation
11)Vivek Bamboo Handicrafts