Soroptimist Welfare Association (SIBC) in association with Pillai Institute of Management Studies and Research, New Panvel and Pillai College of Education and Research, Chembur undertook the Fistful of Grains project on the occasion of observing the International Day for Eradication of Poverty on 17th October, 2020. The project was a call for people to donate foodgrains to the marginalised sections of society during the tough times of the pandemic. The project was launched through the Amazon Registry, where 12 items were listed as a part of the Registry – Rice, Wheat Flour, Chickpeas, Lentils – Red and Yellow, Green gram, Sugar, Salt, Flattened Rice, Semolina, Tea, Oil. The link was open from 17th October to 7th November, 2020. The faculty and students of PiMSR circulated the Amazon Registry Link far and wide with their friends and relatives resulting in a hugely successful project. The items donated through the Registry were delivered by Amazon to the Campus. A substantial collection was made and the food grains were distributed to four different NGOs namely:
- Prerana Naunihal Children’s Home
- Sisters Adorers Home for the girls
- Manav Jeevan Seva Trust
- Navjeevan Centre for children
The event was co-ordinated by Dr. Celina Joy. The project was a very fulfilling and satisfying experience of helping the needy during the pandemic.