In 2006, Samanvaya had facilitated a National Seminar hosted by the Public Relations Department of Stella Maris College, Chennai . The programme titled, 'Co-Creating Prosperity' highlighted the emerging reality where Corporate houses and Community Based Organizations can work together in a equal basis for co-creating new areas of business. This event had been the genesis for the later launch of Community Access jointly by Samanvaya, CCD and LEAD India in 2008 .
Apart from jointly conceptualizing and facilitating the sessions, we had also made a presentation on the possible linkages between Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs). This presentation has been published as a small booklet along with a CD containing the presentation and our report on the event by the PR Department of Stella Maris College in a simple event on 1st May 2009.
This was the last official event for Dr. Sundari Krishnamurthy who as HOD and Dean of Faculty relinquishes her post and the college after an impressive 35 years there starting as a post-grad student to move on as a faculty. We wish to place on record our appreciation of her good will and wonderful collaboration we have had with her in the last 3 years.
The Samanvaya Freedom Lecture, 2008 was hosted by the PR Department due to the enthusiasm and conviction that Sundari had about the concept. We from Samanvaya wish her a active retired life.
Dr. Sundari at the 6th Samanvaya Freedom Lecture