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ISB community joins hands to organise special initiative ‘Bandhan’

In a moving and colourful display of the sustained commitment to social responsibility, the Indian School of Business marked Independence Day by organising ‘Bandhan’ at both the Hyderabad and Mohali campuses of the School.
‘Bandhan’, an initiative of the School’s Net Impact Club, is an annual event where disadvantaged school children are invited to spend a day in the respective campuses. The ISB students kept the children engaged through the day with various sports and cultural activities.
This year, 335 children from various schools in Hyderabad including Don Bosco, Kare, Teach for India and Sphoorti Foundation.spent a day at the Hyderabad campus of the School. 220 underprivileged children from six different NGO’s in Mohali including Hamari Kaksha, Snehalaya, Prabhaasra, Theatre Age, Jeevan Mukt Nishulk Vidyalaya and Ashiana Children’s Home were hosted at the Mohali campus of the School.
A highlight of this year's ‘Bandhan’ was the coming together of the entire ISB student community including students from the Post-graduate Programme in Management  (PGP), Post Graduate Programme In Management for Senior Executives (PGPMAX) and Management Programme for Family Business (MFAB) came forward to raise funds and contribute to the social cause. Students, staff and faculty members came forward with generous contributions, for the ‘Educating the Girl Child’ initiative.
At the Hyderabad campus, the day started with the ‘Bandhan’ volunteers welcoming the children, followed by the flag hoisting by Ajit Rangnekar, Dean of the ISB. Epitomising independence, in every sense of the word, the children were seen frolicking across the campus elated with joy and boundless energy. Later, they took centre-stage in the dance and arts workshops, where the volunteers were left pleasantly surprised at the sight of their unbridled warmth and happiness. 
All the children participated in the sports and cultural activities, organized by the students of the ISB, including dance workshops, art workshops, tug-of-war and a variety of outdoor games. The fun filled day ended with cultural programmes, dance and singing performances by the children and ISB students.
At the Mohali campus, the activities ranged from games like kite flying, lemon and sack races to workshops on dance, music, art and craft. A cultural show was in store for the evening to specially showcase the talents of the children through performances of song, yoga, dance and skit.
In addition to being thoroughly enjoyable, the event was a truly humbling experience for the ISB community. As one of the volunteers said, “I was told that this would be one of the best days at the ISB, but I had no idea that it would be such an amazing day.”
The event was organised by the Net Impact Club at the Hyderabad campus and by the Net Impact Club in association with various other student clubs including the Spouse and Family Association, Photography, Wine and Brewing Clubs, Quiz Club, Sports Club, Music Club, Dance Club and Theatre Club at the Mohali campus.
The Net Impact Club at the the ISB aims to foster a sense of lasting social responsibility among B-school students and to inspire their interest in applying business skills towards creating positive social impact. Over the years, the Club has used its business and organisation skills to solve various social problems. Recently, the Net Impact Chapter at the ISB achieved Gold Chapter status, joining the ranks of the best Net Impact Chapters in the world.