Through a number of initiatives, SDA promotes education in the local community, especially for girls. SDA has been successfully running a girl’s school for the past 18 years. SDA also organizes award functions for outstanding student performances to encourage students to excel at school. In addition to providing academic knowledge to the community students, SDA arranges special seminars to educate local artisans about diamond technicality and diamond grading in association with The International Gemological Institute (IGI) and Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
Cricket tournament: Diamond Premier League (DPL) 2012
Surat Diamond Association organized a cricket tournament from April 13th to April 22nd,2012 at Hare Krishna Campus, Sarthana. A total of 16 teams from different companies from the local diamond industry participated in the tournament. Out of the two finalists, Jodhani Brothers and Minaxi Diamonds, the Jodhani Brothers won the tournament. During the valedictory function, a fashion show was organized where young kids walked the runway. Gifts were also distributed to the kids suffering from HIV.
City Safety Awareness Program
Surat Diamond Association organized a safety awareness program on July 21st, 2011 in association with Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) for improving the safety of the local people. This program was graced by the presence of the police commissioner of Surat, Mr. Rakesh Asthana and the Mayor of the city, Mr. Rajendrabhai Desai. Mrs. Reshmaben Rangrej from Ahmadabad was honored for her act of bravery for reporting a complaint against her husband who was associated in the planning of a bombing incident in Ahmadabad.
Campaigns for betterment of the Community
- Green Initiatives: SDA organizes various campaigns for the betterment of the community and the environment. The Tapti Shudhhikaran Abhiyan Initiative(Tapti Cleanliness Campaign) was undertaken to promote and maintain the cleanliness of the river Tapti.
- Anti-addiction campaigns: SDA organizes proactive “Quit smoking/tobacco” campaigns by arranging motivational speakers to encourage a tobacco-free society.
- Initiative to eliminate malnutrition in children: “SDA Kuposhan Naboodi Yojna” (Eliminate Malnutrition Program) campaign aims to eradicate malnutrition in children. Through this campaign, SDA members sponsor the financial needs of children by providing them with basic necessities.