Corporate Social Responsibility is a responsibility that industries owe towards society at large. The plethora of initiatives that make our society more livable & sustainable come under CSR.
The CSR Club of Asian Business School organized an activity in its campus on Saturday i.e. 21st of December 2013 featuring CSR as the main theme of the activity.
The entire Asian Business School fraternity felt blessed when Amita Joseph, Director, Business Community Foundation, an authority on the subject consented to be the Guest of Honour on this occasion.
The event commenced with the arrival of the Guest who was welcomed & ushered into the campus. Having spent some time in the institute, the guest accompanied by Dr. Laliya Vir Srivastava, Director, ABS & Dr. Tara Shankar, Associate Dean ABS Noida, proceeded towards the inspection of the Notice boards which were decorated by the students.
The guest evinced a lot of interest in the various CSR activities being painstakingly displayed on the boards. The students explained to the guest about their effort and got benefited with some stimulating inputs on CSR from her.
The event started with the lighting of lamp by all dignitaries in the Theatre Hall of the institute which was followed by a very touching video shown by Mr. Ravee Sharma, Head of CRC, ABS, Noida. The video exhibited the very essence of the purest form of “Earth” that the mankind was blessed with and the amount of damage that we have done to it. It was greatly appreciated by one and all.
The other activities of the event comprised of the presentations on CSR given by PGDM students of ABS. The presentations focused on the various CSR related initiatives being taken by industries in India. The audience saw the presentations in rapt attention.
The presentations gave a way to the role plays enacted by two groups comprising of PGDM II section A & B students. The students through their different roles underlined the significance of corporate responsibility towards society. The role plays evoked a thunderous applause from the audience.
After the student activities the Guest of Honour was solicited to enlighten the gathering with her views on CSR. She made the audience spell bound by throwing light on some new emerging aspects of CSR. She also advised the students present to gather more information on ongoing CSR activities in the industry. She also spoke at length on corporate governance.
The Director of the Institute Dr. Lalitya Vir Srivastava also exhorted the students to take moral responsibility of oneself to succeed in life. He also delivered a vote of thanks to everyone present.
In the end Dr. Tara Shankar, Associate Dean, ABS, declared the winners of notice board decoration, presentations & role play activity.,br>
In this way the whole event ended on a promising note presenting an opportunity to students to know more about Corporate Social Responsibility.