In 2018, Mithibai College’s international intercollegiate cultural festival Kshitij came up with a unique way to celebrate Raksha Bandhan, a festival which signifies the pledge of Raksha. Thus, Kshitij under its community awareness campaigns
This year, Surakshabandhan composed of three different activities.
Smit Mehta (Chairperson, Kshitij’19) stated: “We at Kshitij believe in giving back to the society and all those people who make the world a better and a safer place. This is why we came up with an idea called “Surakshabandhan” as a way to show our respect for the people who make our society a better place to live in and because of all the hard work and dedication put in by our members, ‘’Surakshabandhan” turned out to be a grand success.”
He added, “This is why, we’re back with the same thing and this time it was better and it happened on a larger scale. I’m so glad that “Surakshabandhan -Phir Ek Baar” was a grand success and I’d like to thank the college and the teachers of our committee.”
In the recent past, the violence against doctors has increased tremendously. This is why all of us Team Kshitij expressed our gratitude to all the dedicated doctors who have been protecting us by celebrating SurakshaBandhan with Padma Shri awardee Dr T.P. Lahane and other esteemed doctors at Sir Jamshedjee Jeejeebhoy Hospital, Mumbai and the Dean and other esteemed doctors at BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai on August 14 from 9:30 am to 11 am.
While Dr Ramesh Bharmal, dean of Nair Hospital, said, “As doctors, we don’t get the time to participate in festivals. This was a good initiative on the part of the students. We were thrilled when the students visited us. They expressed their gratitude towards us. Such steps which are taken by young students are very much appreciated by us. They showed us tremendous respect.”
Members of Team Kshitij were with the doctors and staff at the hospital and tied the Suraksha-Sutra. This was followed by a short performance highlighting the significant role played by the doctors.
Dr T.P. Lahane, a Padma Shri awardee from JJ Hospital, said, “It is an excellent initiative taken by team Kshitij. I feel so proud when I see today’s generation making efforts and appreciating the work that doctors do.”
Dr Ragini Parekh, Head of Department of Ophthalmology at JJ Hospital, said, “I felt so overwhelmed when I saw the students of Team Kshitij take the initiative to come to JJ Hospital and build bonds with us and show their gratitude towards all the efforts we put in to save as many lives as we can.”
Team Kshitij went a step ahead this year by sending 150 Rakhis to Kargil for the soldiers who protect our borders. We are sure that our unique way has surely passed the message of our admiration and spirit of dedication towards our soldiers.
Like last year, Team Kshitij also celebrated Raksha Bandhan as a Surakshabandhan initiative with the Mumbai Police, Mumbai Traffic Police and the Firefighters on August 14, 2019. Our members went to the police stations in Juhu and Vile tied rakhis and distributed sweets with the police and firefighters
Mithibai College’s Principal, Dr Rajpal Shripat Hande, informed, “I would like to appreciate the efforts put in by the students Team Kshitij and their unique way expressing gratitude towards the true Rakshak’s of our society who relentlessly dedicate their time and sacrifice their personal life for the citizens of India.”