SMPIC conducted the orientation program on 27th June and 28th June, 2012 for the first year students at GLS auditorium.
SMPIC and Rangmandal jointly organized “ABHIVYAKTI: A FINISHING WORKSHOP IN THEATRE” for five days. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Kabir Thakore at Rangmandal, Ellisbridge Aarogya Samiti, Pritiamnagar Akhada, Ahmedabad from 3rd to 8th August, 2012.
It dealt with basics of theatre, music, dance, creative writing and stagecraft. Various aspects of drama, including acting, voice modulation, breathing control and reflex enhancing were taught by the theatre enthusiasts and stalwarts like Archan Trivedi, Nisarg Trivedi, Soumya Joshi. There was an overwhelming response from different colleges of Ahmedabad. Around 90 Students from various colleges participated and were benefited from the workshop.
Fashion Show,Dance and Music
SMPIC Dance Workshop
SMPIC organized a six day workshop on western dance to polish the dancing skills of the students in the month of September in which 55 students participated. Various English dance forms like Salsa, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Locking and Popping were taught to the students by renowned Choreographers.
SMPIC organized Facets 2013 on 19th January, 2013, amidst a full house of 1000 students. Students showcased their talent in events like Fashion Show, Western Dance, Folk Dance and Choreography. The show was judged by renowned Choreographer Mr.Keyur Desai and Radio Mirchi R.J.Kunal Desai.
FINE ARTS ACTIVITIES
Inter-class Fine Arts Competition
Inter-class fine arts competition of On-the-spot painting, Poster Making, Cartooning, Rangoli and Mehendi was organized on 22nd, 23rd and 31st August respectively.
Clay Modeling Workshop
A two days clay-modeling workshop was organized on 27th and 28th Sept. 2012. Twenty two students participated and made models. Viz. Ganpati, resting men, mother and child etc.
CWDC Seminar on “Female Health- Food and Nutrition”
A seminar on “Female Health- Food and Nutrition” was organized by CWDC, SMPIC on 26th September, 2012, in GLS Auditorium. Ms. Vaibhavi Nanavati was the Chief Guest for the function and Dr. Bhalchandra Joshi graced the function. The distinguished speakers were Dr. Jasmine Gujarathi, Gynecologist who spoke on “Female Health Issues” and Ms. Venaifer Lalkaka, Nutritionist addressed the audience on “Food and Nutrition”. The seminar was followed by a health-check up camp wherein many health check-up packages were offered to the students and faculties at subsidised rates. Around 140 students and 30 faculties availed the packages.
AIDS Awareness Seminar
SMPIC organized an “Aids Awareness Seminar” on 24th January, 2013 at GLS Auditorium. The inaugural session was graced by Dr. Mukul Shah, Pro. V. C., Gujarat University. The expert speakers of the seminar were Dr. Prashant Bhimani, a renowned psychologist, Dr. Ashok Rughani, a consulting sexologist and Dr. Gaurang Jani, Prof and Head, Department of Sociology. They sensitized the youth, educated them with correct, concise and adequate information and finally helped them to identify and understand situations of exploitation and abuse. The objective of the seminar was to reach the youngsters at an impressionable age and lay the foundation for a responsible lifestyle, including healthy relationships.
Women’s Wellbeing – A Seminar in Collaboration with FOQSI
SMPIC organized a seminar on Women’s wellbeing in collaboration with FOQSI on 28th February at SMPIC. A leading Gynecologist Dr. Sonal Desai conducted the session and discussed gynec problems of teenage. Nearly 150 girls participated in the seminar.
SMPIC ‘Charity with Smile’
SMPIC organized charity at three destinations viz Old Age home, near Income tax office, Municipal School no 26, Ambavadi and Evening School ,Bhudalpura on 10th Jan 2013. Students in large number along with Principal and five professors visited all the destinations. The beneficiaries were entertained with music and games. The program concluded with the distribution of grains, fruits, compass box, biscuits, shawl, Bhagwat Geeta and other stationery items. Every year such activity is initiated by the college to inculcate the noble cause among the students and sensitize them about the social issues of the country.
Nishulk Shikshan Sahayak Scheme
SMPIC teaches the poor students of 10th and 12th Std. of Sanand district under the Nishulk shikshan sahayak scheme free of cost since 2007-8. Students are given Note books and study material free of cost.
Annual Day Celebration at SMPIC
S. M. Patel Institute Of Commerce celebrated the 14th Annual Prize Distribution Function and Farewell Function for T. Y. B. Com. students on 25th March 2013, in a grand manner at GLS Auditorium. Shri Mukesh Patel, a renowned International Taxation Consultant, was the chief guest for the occasion and Shri Sudhir Nanavati, Exe. Vice President, GLS presided over the function. Principal Dr. Ashwin Purohit extended a warm welcome to the august gathering. An audio-visual presentation was made to give glimpses of the noteworthy curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular achievements of the Institute for the year 2012-13. In his inspiring and thought provoking speech, Shri Mukesh Patel pointed out that SMPIC stands for Smartness, Motivation, Perseverance, Intelligence and Challenge. He also talked about the importance of survival of not the fittest or the best but of the smartest. In his presidential address, Shri Sudhir Nanavati talked about the failure fundas and advised students to think different. He assured that the students will have ever green memories about SMPIC whenever they think about their college life. He wished the students to be successful in all their endeavours. The 12th issue of Institute’s annual magazine ‘Prism’ was also released by the dignitaries during the function. The function got over with musical night and dinner.
Parent Teacher Meeting
Parent Teacher meeting was organized on 6th April, 2013 in the Ground Floor Class at the Institute. Around 45 parents attended the meeting. Parents were acquainted with the college activities and achievements. Feedback was also taken and open discussion was carried out.