Social Campaigns, A quintessential part of Techkriti’15

Posted on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 by Lavanya Bathwal

Blueprint to a smarter planet, the underlying theme of Techkriti’15 not only focuses on technology but also on society. Scientific advancement has always been the need of the hour but that does not rule out the fact that it is the people who will benefit from it. In order to have a smart planet we need to have smarter and healthier people. This initiative has been taken up by the technological and entrepreneurial festival of IIT Kanpur.

This Christmas Techkriti became Santa Claus, when our 'Campaigns' team visited Subhash Children Home, an orphanage in Kanpur and came up with an idea to see what could make these children real happy. “Make A Wish” campaign surely brought that ever so rare smile on their little faces when they had their wishes fulfilled by our team.

Teen suicide is a growing concern in every educational institution in India. Techkriti in association with Counselling Service, IIT Kanpur conducted a talk on Suicide prevention by Vikram Singh, an Indian educationist and a retired IPS officer which marked the launch of our campaign "#IamStrong".

Continuing with our Health Campaign, an Oral Hygiene Free Dental Check Up camp was organised in IIT Kanpur, where pointers were given as to how to keep up one’s wonderful smile.

“Donate your blood for a reason, let the reason be life". In keeping with this spirit

Techkriti organized a Blood Donation Camp in association with Blood Connect, as a part of its Health Campaign at Rave Moti Mall, Kanpur on 17th October, 2014.

We had started a green revolution of our own. Techkriti in association with CUGL as the Official Campaign partner, organized Prakriti, Adopt a Tree social campaign by distributing thousands of saplings to the locals in the malls of Kanpur.

What more noble than to provide a blanket to that shivering person on the street.

Techkriti in association with The Logical Indian conducted an Annual Winter Donation Drive during the winters as a part of its Campaign. We donated blankets and winter clothes to the needy homeless people. The objective was to encourage more and more people to indulge in such activities.

We don't seek publicity from organising these campaigns. Indians are often known to only brag about social reforms. We, on the other hand want to motivate each and every citizen to actually do something for the betterment of our nation.

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