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Trending at Mumbai college fests: Awareness on social issues

With different CSR activities spanning over three weeks, the college aims to feed the underprivileged, visit old-age homes and distribute books, stationery and toys in an orphanage.

Written by Karan Hiranandani | Mumbai | June 23, 2016 12:48:34 am

COLLEGES IN the city have taken to social activities, particularly during their fests. Although this trend had been adopted last year, this year, it seems to have become much more popular.

St Xavier’s College’s annual fest Malhar is collaborating with NGO Pehchaan for three causes, organising two yard sales and one food junction. Bigger and better than last year, all the articles and profits collected at the yard sale will be sent to the NGO.

Food Junction is a new initiative, which plans to bring underprivileged children to the college and provide them with free food.


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“In our personality contest, participants will be asked to speak about a social issue that plagues modern India. The Streetplay event will also revolve around social issues,” said Dane Pereira, vice-chairperson for Malhar 2016.

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) is another college which had taken up the social causes. Their annual fest Vaayu will have several social campaigns. ‘Let’s Create Gentle Women Now’ is one such campaign, where the boys will be asked to raise their voices as to why women must be treated as equals.

Mithibai College declared their media festival, ‘Paparazzi’ officially open on June 16.

With different CSR activities spanning over three weeks, the college aims to feed the underprivileged, visit old-age homes and distribute books, stationery and toys in an orphanage. “We firmly believe that success is incomplete unless it is beneficial to the society”, said Dr. Rajpal Hande, principal of Mithibai College.

One thing common to all these fests is the digitisation of registrations, doing away with the offline method which led to wastage of paper.

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