Mohali : 200 Students are hurriedly running around. The kites are being readied for the evening, study kits are being prepared, colourful paints and a big tub of water are already stationed, cameras are being charged and everyone is eager, almost restless, waiting for the message to come. The message that we’re all waiting for – “The buses have arrived! The kids are here! Let’s make it a beautiful day”. This is what 7:30 am looked like on the day of ISB’s biggest and most exciting event – ‘Bandhan’. The annual flagship event, organized by the Net Impact Club at Indian School of Business, is held every year on 15th August, where kids from under-resourced backgrounds are hosted by the students and staff on campus for a day full of fun and learning
While the children engage in a day full of interesting and memorable experiences, student volunteers leave with a better sense of applying their operational, business and people management skills to real-world problems that require the best minds to work on them.
More than two months of preparation by the students goes into designing the program for the day so as to ensure that the kids while indulging in lots of fun and frolic, also take away insights that would be easy to remember and to apply afterwards.
The event is a reflection of ISB’s commitment towards understanding and acting upon the need for social inclusion and engagement, exemplifying our intent to contribute to global leadership in areas of impact and development. More than anything else, a life-changing experience for all, as this bunch of bright kids becomes a happy part of our lives forever, and we, theirs.