Philosophy: “Give your hands to serve, and hearts to love”.
Proud to be called as the oldest club of IFMR GSB started in 2005, Samarthan aims to work towards a common goal – Service to society. Our vision is to instil a sense of social responsibility towards the development and improvement of society for sustainable and inclusive development. Samarthan provides a platform to the fraternity to provide their share of humanity back to the society, which is beyond textbooks and cooperate world and thus making the world a better place. It has been subsequently taken forward with the help of enthusiastic faculty and students at IFMR GSB. The bond between Samarthan and the students have strengthened over the years and the efforts were appreciated and accredited. Students of IFMR GSB are the flesh and blood of Samarthan. It strives to provide the interface between the students, voluntary organizations and the society, ultimately to breed a sustainable and healthy society. IFMR through Samarthan, conducts Bal Vikas- a yearlong ongoing skill development programme for children of nearby village where the students of IFMR GSB teach the kids. Being an institution that has achieved accolades for its expertise in Finance, we also consider it essential to impart the basic financial wisdom amongst the elder children, who are present.
The committee organises events throughout the year, one of them being its Flagship event -Lakshmi Bal Mahotsav, which hosts orphan kids on campus and makes their day special and worth remembering. Other events include Blood Donation Drive, Kumari Bhoj, fulfilling children’s Christmas wishes through the Wish tree event and Workers Day – an event of gratitude to honour the workers in campus who work every day to make the in-campus residents’ lives better and comfortable.