Samaritans is the social initiatives club of MDI Gurgaon. The vision of the club is to Harness the Management acumen of Mandevians in making a difference to the society. Through our initiatives we intend to nurture a sense of Social Responsibility amongst budding managers.
Samaritans conduct various social ativities and inititives throughout the year such as:
An initiative where we recognized all the efforts made by our fellow batch mates and the silent help they indulged into. Their efforts were awarded with Samaritans of the month prize. This prize was given on a monthly basis.
A seven-day event comprising of targeting a social activity each day such as self-defense for women, stem cell donation awareness, NGO visits, Cricket match for mess workers and housekeeping staff
Samaritans visited three NGOs during Aarohan week, and various engagement events was conducted in the NGO and those living at NGO were also provided with refreshments.
Samaritans, in collaboration with SportsCom, channeled this energy towards social good by conducting Mandevian Miles, a marathon, as the flag off event for KOK. For each participant, Rs.20 was donated for various noble causes.
AIMS Week is conducted every year with various activities such as Plantation Drive, Dental check-up, Cricket Match between Mess workers and Housekeeping Staff, NGO visits, Eye Check-up Camp, Blood Donation Drive etc spread across a time period of five days.
Samaritans organized a drive where everyone on campus including students, staff and faculty was encouraged to donate few of their daily wear and goods for the people who need them the most. The initiative was a huge success where more than 300 Kgs of clothes was collected. The collected clothes are washed and before being distributed to the people living in NGOs.
Diwali is a time where everyone does shopping, this year Samaritans decided to help those who are the hardest worker of all – the roadside vendors, where we bought hundreds of diyas from these roadside stalls and gifted these diyas to various workers present on the campus.
A National Level case study competition was organized by Samaritans in association with Volunteer4India which had more than 450 registrations from premier B- Schools around the country.
Skills4Chnage along with Samaritans launched a Live Project in campus, where students worked on preparing an entire report on how the plastic waste can be tracked and disposed in a better manner. The entire work was submitted to Municipal Commissioner of Gurugram on 29th Arpil 2019. For this project, MDI Gurgaon became the knowledge partner and not only provided its support to the team in terms of infrastructure and students but also played a big supportive role for the entire project.
Secretary: Sukumal Narang