Friday, October 25, 2013


XIMB saw another successful “JOY OF GIVING” week from 2nd Oct – 8th Oct, 2013. Joy of Giving stems from the idea of spreading happiness in the hearts of the children belonging to the disadvantaged classes. Social Responsibility Cell (SRC) of XIMB showed that by giving to the most effective causes, one can do far more to help those in poverty. The orphanages and the helping societies are supporting these children and in turn XIMB is helping them. Members of SRC, XIMB showed how to do CSR in the midst of a hectic schedule of the business management curriculum.

The students organized the event in a planned way. Each block of the hostels was assigned POC who took the initiative to put up boxes with attractive posters, stickers and fillers. The POCs then started an aggressive campaigning of spreading the message along with door to door visit. It finally resulted in the students pouring in with their disposables including clothes, papers, stationaries and medicines. It took very little time for the boxes to get filled carrying the happiness to the children in the orphanages. The students ensured that this Pujas is also going to be special for them. For some years SRC, XIMB has seen this event turning into a festival.

The 35 boxes from XIMB were given to the less privileged section of the society is merely a drop in the ocean but SRC members set an example that even joy can be spread through small things with as small an idea as Joy Of Giving.

As has been rightly said:

Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself. Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to love God better because of them”……..Mother Teresa

Leia Mais…

World Humanitarian Day @ XIMB (Organized by SRC-Social Responsibility Cell of XIMB)—INCLUSION, 2013

Today is 19th August, 2013 and the world is celebrating World Humanitarian Day, a day to salute the love for humanity. Today each and every peace loving organization will stop to think, reflect and pay tribute to those great people who have sacrificed their lives for the well being of the others.

It was a minor effort from SRC-Social Responsibility Cell of Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar in association with the Institute of Social work & Research, to organize an event to show their way of thanks giving to the community.
The program started with the visit of few children from a nearby school. The students were very special. There were laughing, talking and chatting merrily but little after all came to know that God has not gifted them the power to see the light of the day, yes they are visually impaired.

They participated in Reading and Writing competition. They participated in Quiz competition and enjoyed thoroughly. Their passion was one of the best things to look for.
The inauguration ceremony started with the lighting of the candles followed by the speech of our Dean Academics, Mr.Biswa Swarup Mishra who rightly said that managers not only need to be pragmatic but also need to be compassionate.

The event was graced by the presence of Dean-Student Affairs, Dean Administration-Fr.Augustine and other faculty members followed by a motivating and passionate speech from the Guest of Honor - Sanyas Kumar Behera, General Secretary Institute of social work and Research. Mr.Sanyas Kumar Behera is also visually challenged but spoke like one of the true leaders and his speech was enough to raise the spirit of the fellow XIMB-ians. We also had among us Chief Guest – Mr. R.K.Sharma and other eminent personalities like Mr.Jaffer Iqbal, former international cricket player.

This was followed by a small cultural program where two of our fellow brothers Sanjay Kumar Sahoo and Raj Kishore put up a wonderful performance by singing and playing Tabla respectively. They may be challenged in some other ways but not in their ways of expressing feelings.

This followed by a speech from R.K.Sharma, Assistant Director Vocational Rehabilitation Centre for Handicap was who thanked XIMB and the Institute of Social work & Research for inclusion program. His speech was full of energy and subtleness. His request was straightforward to the future managers of XIMB…..”Please try to include and recruit differently abled persons on your team”.

Mayank, Dhrubo the members of the SRC joined Raj Kishore and Sushant Kumar Padhee to put up a short cultural program on this eventful day.
Yes today XIMB showed that the managers of tomorrow may face many difficulties but they will never forget the human touch and that’s where XIMB scores more than others.
The event ended with the prize distributions and the vote of thanks

Cheers to SRC!!Cheers to XIMB!!Cheers to all the Peace loving happy people out there.

Leia Mais…

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Celebrating Independence day the XIMB way

“Yeh jo Desh hai Mera…..Swadesh hai mera…..Yeh jo Bandhan Hai Kabhi Toot nehi sakta……”… a marvelous song by A.R Rahman and the song was enough to bring the patriotic feelings in the hearts of the fellow XIMBians as they all gathered in front of the Boys’ hostel to celebrate the eve of the Indian Independence Day. Yes, XIMB is celebrating the 67th Independence Day of India.

14th August, 2013 –  On the eve of Independence Day

07:10 PM: The event started with a speech from Praveen followed by the speech of Tulu Bhaina – who is being taught by the members of the SRC. With a staggering voice and tensed nerves he kept on reading the speech as prepared by SRC. His passion was enough to pull the crowd and grasp their attention.

07:20 PM: Stuti and Anand (the anchors for the event) called out to the crowd to join in and suddenly from the crowd came the SRC members who performed a well choreographed and coordinated flash mob. Few of the all time favourites among the various Bollywood and Hindi Patriotic songs were the theme of their flash. The crowd cheered and jeered and some were even found tapping their feet to the tunes. In the meantime some faculty members, Fathers and Deans also joined the celebration.

07:30 PM: The time was ripe for some patriotic songs and so volunteers from the crowd were called to sing some numbers. The SRC members were also ready to contribute and sang some wonderful songs to grace the auspicious occasion. The mess Bhainas also sang their song followed by the Indian National Anthem. What prevailed was the pin drop silence and stand straight position as all joined their voices to pay tribute to mother India.
08:00 PM: X stage the cultural committee of XIMB had prepared a video about the lackadaisical attitude of the student community towards celebrating Indian Independence. The demining nature of the video was enough to raise the adrenaline level high among the crowd. What followed was a candle march. No one has expected such a huge turnout that at one point even 500 candles seemed to fall short. However the future managers of XIMB managed by sharing their candles with their patriotism!!!
08:10PM: Lighted with candle flames all along the X-walk was a fascinating scene to watch. The slogans like “Bharat Mata ki Jai” and “Vande Mataram” brought a feeling of allegiance for Mother India and respect towards the martyrs who have sacrificed their lives for the safe future of the Indians.

08:20PM: The crowd took a walk a round of the campus with candles shining bright in their hands and finally came to a halt near the stage in the XIMB ground. There is that one moment in every Indian’s life, while celebrating the Independence Day, when you feel absolutely proud to be an Indian, placing the lighted candles along the border of the Indian Map drawn on the stage was such a moment for all the XIMB-ians who participated in the celebrations and then the candle march.
08:30PM: The event ended with a thanksgiving speech from the SRC co-coordinator Sumit Samal only to start again the very next day.

15th August, 2013 – 67th Independence Day

08:45AM: The crowd has started gathering and this time almost all the faculty members along with their spouses and kids joined SRC to celebrate the flag hoisting event. Director, Fr Paul Fernandes, hoisted the flag with cheers and salute from the student strength. It was followed by some motivating speeches from the deans and the student representatives. Finally sweets were distributed and thus the celebration came to end only to mark the beginning of 67th year of Indian Independence.

Signing off: Swayambhu Dutta, a fellow SRCian sorry….an XIMBian….nahhhhhh……an INDIAN . JAI HIND!!

Photo Courtesy: Kaustav Acharya

Leia Mais…