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Companionship towards well-being of elderly in old age homes

Calcutta Rowing Club, Southern Avenue, Kolkata
Debjiban Mukherjee - Associate Manager, Corporate Finance, Apeejay Surrendra Group

You had conducted the open quiz for senior citizens of Dignity Foundation. Their biggest so far! What made you volunteer for this companionship event for the elderly?
I have a passion for quizzing. I have been active in the quiz circuit since school days. Though time is a constraint now, but the passion rears its head every now and then and drives me to the quizzes. When this opportunity came, it appealed to me on two counts - it will be a unique experience to conduct an informal quiz for the elderly, something I haven’t come across. Also considering the participants, the format and questions was a challenge. And above all it was a great opportunity to give back to society. Secondly, I have mostly been a participant but becoming a quiz master was a rare experience. The scope to do what I love gave me the impetus to take up this activity. Read More...

Women Empowerment

Venue: Literacy India centre, Belgachia, Howrah, Kolkata
Moon Moon Ghosh - Deputy General Manager, Corporate Finance, Apeejay Surrendra Group

When you first came to know of this volunteering opportunity, what inspired you to take it up?
When I first heard of it, I realized that the main purpose of this opportunity was to provide some basic ideas on pricing and cost of a product, which I had learnt during my college days. Thus I thought, if I could use my knowledge to serve a cause, work with people and bridge their knowledge gap, solve a problem, it would definitely be an exciting personal growth avenue and an enjoyable experience for me. Read More...

Skill Development

Venue: 2nd Floor Cafeteria, Apeejay House
Apurba Bhattacharya - Senior Manager | IT, Apeejay Tea Limited

What made you take up classes on MS Excel for young adults under the ISR™-ejunction initiative on Basic Computers and Communication Skills training?
I took up this opportunity as helping people makes me feel good. For me, helping others is important because it gives me the opportunity to feel better about myself.


Venue: FOCUS centre, Park Circus
Anindita Mukhopadhyay Majumdar Manager – Systems, Corporate IT, Apeejay Surrendra Group

You had taught English to children coming from poorest of poor families, studying in Class VII under the aegis of Anand Paul Education Support Programme. What made you take up this volunteering opportunity?
Teaching is my passion and doing so for a group of underprivileged children gave me a sense of pride and identity. Basically it is - 'Work for a cause, not for applause.’ is what inspired me to volunteer.

Art & Craft

Venue : Oxford Bookstore Kolkata
Sipra Jana - Principal Officer, Apeejay Insurance Broking Services

You had volunteered to conduct Fun-with-Art workshop for students of Sacred Heart School. What prompted you to volunteer for this opportunity?
It was a very spontaneous decision. I am personally interested in Art though I am in an insurance broking profession. The idea of conducting an Art workshop appealed as it gave me an opportunity to give vent to the creativity of the young minds through Art.


Venue: Flemming Hospital, Topsia, Kolkata
Sukrit Sengupta - Executive – Online, Web Content & Operations, Apeejay Oxford Bookstores Private Limited

You have been a part of two medical missions of Mission Smile where free surgeries were provided to patients suffering from cleft lips and palate. We wanted to know what inspired you to volunteer for this opportunity?
Firstly, I am thankful to the ISR™ team for giving me the opportunity to volunteer for two successive medical missions for Mission Smile. When I was asked to be a part of this activity, I readily agreed to it as I was curious to witness and write about the transformation of the people born with cleft lips and palate. It is always a satisfactory experience to do something, however little, for the underprivileged and less fortunate people of the society. Read More...


Venue: Raj Bhavan Primary School, Near Governor’s House, Kolkata
Sanjib Dey - Senior Executive, Purchase, Apeejay Shipping Limited

You are a maritime professional but volunteered to teach students of Class II, III & IV at Raj Bhavan Primary School. What made you take up such a volunteering opportunity?
I took up the volunteering opportunity as I like to teach and this was an opportunity to teach children who come from economically weaker sections of the society, so far away from where I stay. Read More...

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