Pillai Institute of Management Studies and Research partnered with Soroptimist International Bombay Chembur to organise the Soroptimist Excellence Award on the occasion of International Women’s Day on 8th March, 2023. The Soroptimist Excellence Award 2023 was conferred on Ms. Swathi Mukherjee, Managing Trustee, Vatsalya Foundation, an NGO which is a pioneering organization that works with street children in the city, through its multidimensional approach of outreach, child-to-child contact, support centres and open shelter home among others. Ms. Mukherjee accepted the award at the hands of SIBC Founder President, Dr. Daphne Pillai, accompanied by SIBC President Namrata Saxena and PAC Yvette Lee. The award carries a citation, a trophy and a donation by SIBC to the foundation. The award ceremony was held at Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai Campus, Panvel and was attended by the members of SIBC, faculty members of various institutions in the campus and the students undergoing teachers’ training program. Ms. Mukherjee addressed the gathering and inspired them by sharing insights about the working of Vatsalya Foundation. 50 students and 40 faculty members from Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai Campus attended the session. The program was coordinated by Dr. Celina Joy (Past President of SIBC and member of the Social Service Committee of PiMSR).