Events You Should Attend This Week (17/10/2014 – 24/10/2014)


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XIMB, the key intellectual resource of Xavier University is all set to orchestrate the 9th edition of Rural marketing Fair- “GRAMOTSAVA”. It is one of the biggest marketing extravaganzas in the B-school circuit, this year being organized from 16th to 18th October 2014. The 3-day fair is organised by the RMAX, the Rural Managers’ Association of XIMB.

Gramotsava, being one of the flagship events of RMAX, is organized every year in the Haats of rural Odisha witnessing a thousand footfalls for a span of three days. This event has proven to be an excellent platform for leading organizations from different sectors to market their products and services. It helps understand the rural market dynamics and the behavior of rural consumer in Odisha as such. It helps in exploring the business opportunities lying in the “Utkala bhoomi”.

Some of the participating companies are TAFE, Spring Health, Shailija Organics, HUL, Mahindra and Mahindra, Piaggio, Britannia, Everest, Hero Moto Corp, ITC, Godrej Agrovet, Cavin Kare, Paradeep Phosphates Ltd, Cholayil Group, Lotte Group, LIC, ICICI Lombard and the UNICEF.

When: 16-18th October, 2014
Where: Rural Haats of Gope (Puri) and Kalapatthar (Khurda)

2. X-Athon 14 (Bhubaneshwar)

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Waking up early is now just a monotone routine. The serious formals, the daily sheet, the annual reports greet us at 9am work. The clicks of heels and vapour of expresso starts our day. We got no time to pause or breathe in the greenery.

But on this 19th October, the Xavier Institute of Managment, Bhubaneswar brings you all X-Athon. Grab on your ipods, plug in your earphones, get your energy drink and prepare to run. Don’t run to compete rather do so to beat the odds. Run for your health. Run for your heart.And more importantly run to bring smiles on a few faces.

All money raised from the event will go to “Smile Foundation”.
Registrations open at
Visit their website for more details.

When: October 19th
Where: XIMB, Bhubneshwar

3. Sale of Art for Akanksha at Happy Feet Home (Mumbai)

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Happy Feet Home is hosting a sale of Art for Akanksha’s latest festive collection. Art for Akanksha empowers children from low-income communities with a powerful art education, provides art-related career opportunities for Akanksha alumni and generates revenue through high-quality products. These products are on sale at Happy Feet Home. Do come and shop for a cause!!

When: October 18th, 11:30 am to 6 pm
Where: Happy Feet Home, C/o Shivaji Sherkhane, 13/A/3 Sindhi Colony, New Sion Co-Op Society, Opp Old SIES College, Sion (W), Mumbai – 22

3. Free Facial Deformity Camp (Bangalore)

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Trinity Care Foundation is conducting this camp for identifying Needy and Poor { Children and Young Adults } with Facial Deformities and Providing them Surgical Treatments Free of Cost at Mallige Medical Centre.

The Type of Facial Deformities are :
1. Cleft Lip,
2. Cleft Palate,
3. Nose Deformity due to Cleft,
4. TMJ Ankylosis,
5. Ear Deformity,
6. Facial Tumours
7. Any other Facial Deformities

To know more check out their event page.

When: October 18-19
Where: Mallige Medical Centre, 31/32, Crescent Road, Bangalore, India 560001

4. Captive elephants care and their moving plight: Conservation Express Talk and Panel Discussion (Bangalore)

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Culminating the day long events of Conservation Express is a talk by Ms. Suparna Bakshi Ganguly on ‘ Care for captive Elephants’ in Bangalore.

Ms. Ganguly is the Co-Founder and President of Compassion Unlimited Plus Action (CUPA), Bangalore, India, and Co-Founder Trustee and President of Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation Centre (WRRC), Member, 2010 National Task Force on Wild & Captive Elephants, and Member of the subcommittee constituted by the Central Zoo Authority of India, Ministry of Environment and Forests, for inspection of zoo and circus elephants in 2011.

This would be followed by a panel discussion and interaction with Ms. Suparna Ganguly , Mr. Surendra Varma and Mr. Selva Prakash. To know full details check out their event page.

When: October 18th
Where: Atta Galatta- #134, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bangalore, 560095.

5. Participation (Kolkata)

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At Belabahal, they are running different activities so that the local children and youths will be fitted in mainstream society. Join hand with them to make it so. Check out this space to know more.

When: October 18
Where: Turnstone Global Suite#F-1,Om Tower, 36C , B.T. Road, Calcutta, 700002

6. ‘Criss-Cross’ – A story exhibit of lives of Rana Tharu Women (Delhi)

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In the past few months, a cluster of 50 women engaged in a series of active discussions, by participation in workshops and worked with the fellows, to design, visualize and create their own sustainable brand of products – “Rana Grass Product”. “Criss-X-Cross” – a result of this initiative, will showcase an array of Grass-woven products and will offer a sneak peek into the lives of the Tharus.

When: October 17th, 11 am to 7 pm
Where: Lokmanya Art Gallery in Hauz Khas Village.

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