The NGO Certificate programme was formally launched with the lighting of a lamp and chanting of prayers by the dignitaries and CVV student Aditya Raj.
Dr. Gauri Mahulikar, Dean of Faculties, CVV, spoke on the concept of charitable governance by the people during the Vedic period, Buddhist period, Royal times and current times. Dr. Meenaz Kassam, the resource person and subject expert for the Certificate programme briefly introduced the concept of NGOs, voluntary action and philanthropy as the focus of the study, while Asst. Prof. Nithin Ramakrishnan spoke on the relevance of NGOs and people participation in social change.
Sixteen students from UG, PG and Ph.D. programmes and a senior professional from CVV have enrolled for this unique niche programme.