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Bandhan - Indian School of Business celebrates Independence Day with a difference

Bandhan - Indian School of Business celebrates Independence Day with a difference
Continues the School's 13 years long tradition and its commitment to social responsibility
August 15, 2018 – Indian School of Business (ISB), continued its 13-year long tradition of celebrating Independence Day with children from disadvantaged sections of the community. As part of Bandhan 2018, an initiative of the school’s Net Impact Club, around 700 children from partner NGOs and schools were hosted across both its campus and a day full of cultural events and fun and learning activities was organised and run by the entire ISB community including students, staff, faculty and spouses.

Bandhan, ISB Net Impact Club’s flagship event is an ISB Independence Day tradition in its 13th year, and it brings together volunteers from the class around Independence Day every year to spread smiles and learning to hundreds of children. Over the years, Bandhan has grown by leaps and bounds and this year around 700 children from 7 NGOs including Teach for India, Don Bosco, Kare School, Telangana Social Welfare Residential School, Hyderabad Children Aid Society, Devnar School for the Blind and Sphoorti Foundation in Hyderabad and Jeevan Mukt Nishulk Vidyalaya, Humari Kaksha and Chandigarh Spinal Rehab Centre in Mohali spent a day full of learning and fun at the campus. As a prelude to the final Bandhan day on 15th August, the students also organised workshops in dance, music, elocution, story-telling, theatre, sports and art over three weekends to deliver value-based learning and training that culminated in energetic performances by the children, on Independence Day.

The theme for Bandhan 2018 was #BondsAtBandhan, based on the idea of celebrating many new bonds, friendships and relationships that are formed as part of the event. #BondsAtBandan captures the spirit of Bandhan and how it ties us all together as one single community that aims to build a sense of lasting social responsibility and inspire student interest in applying business skills towards positive social impact.

The day started with endearing dance, drama and music performances by children from participating NGOs, trained by ISB students, followed by some knowledge-building workshops and interactive activities such as painting, storytelling, art and craft, music, dance, gender sensitisation workshop, sports etc. Students at ISB also hosted a day-long carnival on campus which was full of engaging games, information booths and food stalls that involved children through-out the day.

Kumara Guru, Director, External Relations, ISB said: “At ISB, we cherish the value of giving back, Bandhan is the flagship ‘giving back’ event of the students of ISB celebrated each year on Independence Day. Breaking the barriers, kids from underprivileged backgrounds from across the twin-cities are welcomed to campus for a day-long celebration of fun, festivities and learnings.”

Vidhi Bansal, President, Net Impact Club, ISB at the Hyderabad campus said: “Bandhan 2018 successfully brought people from different sections and cultures of society together and restated ISB’s commitment to foster positive change and sustainable social responsibility through the involvement of our future leaders.”

Ruchi Jain, President, Net Impact Club, ISB at the Mohali campus said: “Bandhan is all about celebrating the bonds that shall last for a lifetime. This Independence Day the entire class of ISB 2019 created these everlasting ties in view to empower and liberate students coming from NGOs in Chandigarh and give them a day full of fun, frolic and freedom !.”
About Indian School of Business:
Indian School of Business (ISB) is a global Business school offering world-class management education across its two campuses – Hyderabad and Mohali. The School has grown at a rapid pace over the seventeen years since its inception and already has several notable accomplishments to its credit – it is the youngest school ever to consistently rank among the top Global MBA programmes, one among the select 100 global B-schools to have AACSB and EQUIS accreditation, one of the largest providers of Executive Education in Asia, and the most research-productive Indian management institution. A vibrant pool of research-oriented resident faculty, strong academic associations with leading global B-schools and the backing of an influential Board, have helped the ISB fast emerge as a premier global Business school in the emerging markets. For details visit