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Aarambh ’19

Participants warming up for Aarambh marathon

Social Responsibility Forum (SRF), a club of NMIMS University, was established to contribute to society and to those less privileged. NMIMS is a prominent university strongly attributed to the education and the values that it imparts (Anil Surendra Modi School of Commerce is the brainchild of NMIMS University).

Kids participating at Aarambh '18

Since its start, SRF has always attempted to create awareness and a sense of accountability in the masses. Events held by SRF each year are crafted with passion and precision to invoke a sense of social belonging among the less privileged and social responsibility among the participants of these events. We have taken up grave issues ranging from woman trafficking to drug abuse.

Aarambh, our flagship event, is an enthusiastic 5 kilometre marathon, which calls for spirit, enthusiasm and energy among its participants. This year the event will take place on February 10, 2019 at 7:00 a.m., and starts and ends at Taj Lands End, Bandra West, Mumbai. Along with the satisfaction of contributing to the welfare of beneficiaries of the NGO we are collaborating with, participants will also get the thrill of competing against like-minded individuals.

Participant at Aarambh '18

Like each year, this year also we run for a cause that we believe in: fighting child sexual abuse. Any funds collected go towards the NGO dedicated to the cause. This year, we are collaborating with the NGO Arpan. Since their inception in 2006, Arpan has directly touched lives of over 200,000 children and adults through prevention, healing and training programmes. Through their partnerships, they have reached out to over 880,000 children and adults.

Child sexual abuse is a form of abuse that includes sexual activity with a minor. A child cannot consent to any form of sexual activity. When a perpetrator engages with a child this way, they are committing a crime that can have lasting effects on the victim for years. We at Social Responsibility Forum stand strongly against it and intend to take empowering steps towards this.

To be a part of this noble initiative, contact Sakshi Agrawal (+91-82914 19115)