Sparkonnect – Annual CSR Meet – 2018

The Group CSR held its 3rd Annual CSR Coordinators Meet – ’Sparkonnect’- Share & Care, from 4th – 6th April 2018 at Pantnagar, Uttarakhand. The Meet was organized for CSR Executives, Coordinators, Trainers of all Project locations of India (Greater Noida, Pune, Chennai and Pantnagar) with the objective to provide a platform for sharing of relevant knowledge, exploring new avenues for initiating CSR projects in the upcoming year, Team bonding and also providing a platform for replication of good practices.

The comprehensive 3-day program initiated with a visit to Aakarshan Pantnagar Center 1, Community Infrastructure projects, Aakarshan Pantnagar Center 2 and Convocation Ceremony of Pantnagar. The second day began with an excursion trip to Nainital for sharing of work and Team Bonding. The Annual Meet ended with a meeting on the 3rd day where each Regional CSR Coordinators’ gave a presentation on their respective locations’ key targets and achievements with a detailed SWOT analysis. This was followed by the suggestions and Q/A round by Group CSR Committee.

Ms Sarika Minda, Chairperson, Spark Minda Foundation also attended the meeting. Apart from her other committee members, who were part of the meeting included Mr Lalitendu Samanta and Mr Praveen Karn. Mr. Praveen welcomed the gathering and congratulated everyone on their dedicated efforts for the community. Mr. Samanta encouraged the team to sustain all projects on the same pace with larger scale. Mrs. Sarika Minda during her address spoke of how it is essential for the Aakarshan centers to prove that they are different from other training centers and continue to perform well.

The day ended with award distribution ceremony, where the following awards were presented:

  • Best Organized and Managed Center – Aakarshan Pantnagar
  • Center with Best Community Rapport – Aakarshan Chennai
  • Center with most Innovative Ideas – Aakarshan Pune
  • Center with Highest Employment – Aakarshan Pune

Awards for target Achievement:

  • Learners’ Target Achievement 1st Prize –
    • Ms. Savita Devi – C&T Trainer – Aakarshan Pantnagar Center 2
  • Learners’ Target Achievement 2nd Prize –
    • Mr. Raju – Computer Trainer – Aakarshan Pantnagar Center 1
    • Ms. Karthika – Spoken English Trainer – Aakarshan Chennai
    • Mr. Balakrishnan – Computer Trainer – Aakarshan Chennai
  • Learners’ Target Achievement 3rd Prize –
    • Ms. Shraddha – C & T Trainer – Aakarshan Greater Noida

The 3rd Annual Group CSR Community Coordinators Meet was a grand success and ended on a very motivating note for aII members.