Parivarthana 2015, the awareness program and social initiative from SCMS Cochin kick started on the 24th of November with the inaugural ceremony held at GHSS, Kalamassery. Students of the institute were divided into three groups, each with a mission and message for social change, which they tried to deliver with much enthusiasm.
Group A, under the guidance of Prof. Sreekumar B. Pillai, laid the foundation for the first Parivarthana theme presentation on ‘Save Water’. The group also visited HMT Educational Society later in the day and took their message to a large number of students. The State Government schools they visited lacked basic resources including power, which was exposure to harsh ground realities for students.
Group B under the mentorship of Ms. Anjili and Mr. Justin Joy visited Bhavans Adarsha, Kakkanad and St. Josephs School, Thrikkakara. Group C on the other hand, under the mentorship of Ms.Deepthi Lunawat and Mr.Sudheer Sudhkaran paid a visit to Bhavans Varuna NPOL, which was facilitated by Dr. Sengottuvelu and Mr. Praveen.
Every venue these budding managers went to had school students present in large numbers. Anita Joseph, one of the them put it succinctly, “Save Water and Save our planet was an important message that was given to us today. Don’t play with water, don’t waste it but rather try to save it for the next generation.”
By keeping them involved in the thick of action, Day 1 of Parivarthana 2015 turned out to be a huge learning experience for the future managers as well. They had realized the importance of being socially aware and doing their bit for the planet even as they worked towards success in their professional careers. And that was mission accomplished for the noble initiative.