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Walk of Freedom — A unique initiative by students of Jai Hind College, Mumbai

“Every third women in India suffers sexual and physical violence at home.”
“There is one death every four minutes due to a road accident in India.”
“Everyday India sees ten suicides related to drug abuse.”

These statements aren’t mere statistics but loopholes that continue to be a part of India’s independence even after seven decades, and shows how desperately we need to stop them. Entourage is a BAF, BBI & BFM initiative by the students of Jai Hind College, Mumbai, which encourages independence as an unconventional emotion, an emotion of respect, an emotion of strength. Team Entourage organized its 2nd pre-event on 15 August 2018 — Walk of Freedom.

The main purpose of this event was to enlighten the people of Mumbai about specific social causes. Students of Jai Hind College and members of YUVA, the NGO partner of Entourage, gathered on Marine Drive for an awareness drive. It stretched from Nariman Point to Jai Hind College with a footfall of 200 people divided in four groups of 50 each, supporting four specific causes mainly, violence against women, drug abuse, road safety and gender inequality towards the LGBT community.”

An interesting part of this event which grabbed the attention of the public was Nukkad Natak performed by YUVA members at various places. A special MAWA group accompanied the team to support the LGBT community, which is always criticized in most parts of our country.

The event wrapped up after a heart-touching Natak performed by members of YUVA, followed by flag hoisting and singing of the national anthem at Jai Hind College.

Financial Literacy Seminar
Entourage believes financial literacy is just as important as other basics in our life. On 29 July 2018, Entourage organized its first CSR-Marketing pre-event in collaboration with its NGO partner YUVA which works towards Inclusive Cities with capacity building and empowerment of marginalized people, and Protiviti, a global consulting firm that delivers deep expertise on critical business problems in technology, analytics, risk and internal audit. The event started off with a college tour for the young members of YUVA, followed by an interactive seminar on FINANCIAL LITERACY from the mentors from Protiviti. It dealt with basic understanding of topics like, types of taxes, types of bank accounts, beneficial government schemes like Jan Dhan Yojna. Financial management is a non-avoidable aspect for every person’s life today, complete knowledge of what, where and why we pay is a must.