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NGO Bazar
NGO BAZAAR- February 2017

After the much acclaimed event “Joy of Giving Week” held in September 2016, The Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) committee of Mithibai College organised “NGO Bazaar” on 13th and 14th February 2017. NGO Bazaar was a unique exhibition cum sale of products hand crafted by destitute women and children. This shop for a cause event was the brainchild of Prof Sonali Chatterjee. The committee members proactively took up this noble cause along with student volunteers. The exhibition was inaugurated by the Principal Dr.Rajpal Shripat Hande who appreciated the items on display and encouraged the participants.

The exhibition got a good response from students and staff members not only from Mithibai[SP1]  college but also from visitors of adjoining SVKM institutes. There was lot of excitement among shoppers as creativity at its best was on display. Starting from jewellery, woodwork and handbags to paper craft and dry snacks all was made to perfection. Among the eleven participating NGOs were Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care -Mahila Griha Udyog, Kshitij-SHG for development challenged adults, Aftertaste-empowering destitute women and Vivekananda Youth forum to name a few.

While the shopping spree was on, Ms.Shalini Datta –Founder and HOD of Aftertaste also addressed the Sociology students and sensitized them on women empowerment and livelihood.

Participating NGOs were overwhelmed by such an initiative and were delighted with the positive response generated throughout the event.