Socially Useful Productive Activity

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Xavier institute of Management & Entrepreneurship, Bangalore

Project Report on

Socially Useful Productive Activity
At

Deepalaya
By: Denny Thomas PGDM-Batch 16, Section A Roll no. (35)
SUPA Report: Denny Thomas Page 1

Table of Contents Letter of Gratitude............................................................ 3 Why I chose Deepalaya ................................................... 4 About Deepalaya ............................................................... 5 Vision & Mission ..................................................................... 5 Founding members & History ........................................... 6 Ethics, values & Core Competencies ............................... 7 Concepts & Approaches ........................................................ 8 Deepalaya’s programmes..................................................... 9 Milestones, Awards & Achievements........................... 16 My work at Deepalaya ................................................... 17 Marketing Plan for Deepalaya Vocational Center .. 19 What we did ............................................................................ 23

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A Letter of Gratitude
First of all I would like to thank XIME for the SUPA course that gave me an opportunity to see and work for a part of society that was relatively unknown to me. At first when I came to know of SUPA, I was wondering why such a course has been included to an already busy academic curriculum. Whether the students including me will take it as a serious project or just treat it like a one month long vacation. I had my doubts whether 20 days is enough to make a difference. Even my NGO (Deepalaya) had apprehensions as to how much we will be able to contribute in such a short time span. But after going through the whole exercise I can say that this course will surely be one of the highlights of my two year PGDM. SUPA helped me create a bond with Deepalaya that will definitely last a lifetime. I always wanted an NGO that is involved in education, so Deepalaya was perfect choice. Not only had it made me sensitive towards people who are underprivileged it also gave me a sense of pride of being a part of a worthy cause. It was an eye-opener to see that so many things that we take for granted are a distant dream for the majority in our country. If my work changes the life of even one child I would consider these 22 days being worth every single second. So I take this opportunity to specially thank Prof. J. Philip, President XIME and Prof. S.D. Tyagaraj, Dean XIME for coming up with such an innovative and socially responsible course. I am surprised that XIME is the only management institute that offers such a course, after all it’s not just the corporate’ that require efficient management. In a country like ours where there is extreme inequality in the society it becomes absolutely imperative that people like us come forward and contribute in our own little way. Today management professionals are venturing into social welfare, I hope this XIME initiative gives a boost to this trend and that many more institute’ follow suit. When I pass out of XIME one and a half years from now and look back at the two years I spent here, I would rate SUPA above all the other courses that I studied. At this point I have to acknowledge a few people who made my involvement with Deepalaya fruitful; Mr. Arvind Shah (Project Head, Deepalaya), Ms. Nupur (HR Head, Deepalaya), Ms. Resmi (Project coordinator & Deepalaya Vocational Centre Head), and three of my batch mates for collaborating with me in this Endeavour, namely, Anant Kumar Chauhan, Ankush Bahri & Lokesh Vanjani.

Thank you, Denny Thomas
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Why I chose Deepalaya
Before sharing my experience at Deepalaya, I must tell you why I chose them. The moment I came to know about the Socially Useful Productive Activity (SUPA) course that was part of our PGDM curriculum,...
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