The event for felicitation of students passing out from VSM was held for the first time in 2019 across all the 5 VSM Branches and was appreciated by students, their parents, VSM mentors (Karyakarta Palak) and the whole VSM community.
The purpose was to show our appreciation towards the students for their long association with VSM and sharing their proud moment of achievement and transformation from a naïve student into a self-sufficient, confidant adult ready to step in the outside world and contribute towards nation building, always keeping in mind the values inculcated in them by VSM.
The Felicitation of our 2020 pass out batch students was held virtually in all branches (through Google meet) due to the COVID-19 pandemic and consequent lock-down.
The events were carried out on different dates across the VSM branches.
Individual Branch coordinators played a key role in organizing the felicitation event and fondly invited the pass out students, their mentors, their parents and other members of VSM family. The alumni students were also invited and attended the event. The format was flexible and each event was unique in its own way.
It was an overwhelming experience for all, especially for the students and their respective mentors when individual students poured their heart out and expressed their thanks and shared their ups & downs in their long association (4 years or more) with their mentors, their career teams and with VSM.
These students will now be part of VSM Alumni Association led by VSM mentor Mr. Pramathesh Navalekar. He explained how they could still be associated with VSM, now as an Alumni. Also, as the students will start earning, they were given important tips on financial planning and how to manage their overall finances effectively.
During the event, many students shared their journey with VSM. Some excerpts are reproduced below:
“They say, where there is a will there is a way. In VSM, my mentor was like my second parent, always guiding, scolding but patiently motivating for my growth. When I could not concentrate on my studies, my mentor suggested to subscribe a library, which tremendously improved my academics. I have inculcated VSM values, by which now I am teaching school children in my community. I wish to be a mentor and part of Career Guidance team in VSM”
Aditya Warhade – B.E(Civil) from Nagpur Center
“VSM not only provides financial help but also help in overall development of the student. After joining VSM, my confidence level, communication with colleagues greatly improved. I wish to be associated as a member in the Career Guidance Team for the Medical steam and wish to mentor students”
Dr. Ankush Dumane – MBBS from Nagpur Center
“I was always focused in pursuing my passion for Commercial Arts. VSM made it possible to fulfill my dreams. The support provided by the Arts team made me to pursue for overseas competition which I succeeded. I am proud to be associated with the website design team of VSM”
Apurva Vaidya – Applied Arts from Borivali Center
“I fall short of words to express my gratitude for VSM who could support me financially and worked on my overall development. I want to be associated with VSM as a Mentor”
Krushna Dethe – B.Sc (Agriculture) from Shahpur Center
“I had a dream of becoming an engineer right from my childhood. VSM brought me a light of hope when I was surrounded by financial constraints. An organization with so many well beings who developed my confidence. I am truly indebted to VSM and will always continue to be associated with them as an Alumni”
Gauri Vaidya- B.E(Comp.Engg) from Aurangabad Center
We, at VSM wish all the students a very bright future….