By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Feb 18: Mind that all techies, as they are called, are not tech-nerds! Techniche, the annual Techno-Magement Festival of IIT Guwahati, is going to witness its 19th edition in September this year.
Various competitive events like, lectures, workshops, robotics and other exhibitions have made Techniche an alluring event nowadays. Apart from all the activities of a Tech Fest, Techniche has been taking up the responsibility of significant social contribution by doing its best to bring happiness, joy and hope to people who have almost lost their happiness in their eyes.
Techniche organized various initiatives like ‘Wake up and Vote’ and ‘Pragati’ that provoke for the betterment of society. Continuing the Initiative taken during Techniche 2015, Team Techniche had launched “Pragati” again to improve living conditions and standards of rural and underdeveloped areas.
There are a few villages near Guwahati where the people lack most of the basic amenities. Observing these problems being faced by the common people ‘Techniche’ launched “PRAGATI” on January 26 again to help these people develop by arranging teaching facilities for students in their respective schools and have a campaign regarding cashless transactions. Banks are ready to open their accounts to help them move towards Digital India.
Some such area villages are ‘Latiya Bagicha, Hajo Dolibari, Dadara, Singimari.’ As a part of ‘Pragati’, ‘Siksha’ has already started to serve the basic education of children of the Government school of Lathiya Bagicha on January 28 and S.B.S.K.R at Hajo on February 11, a press release issued in this regard said. Even surveys regarding the people who are living in those villages are being done simultaneously.
“Today we had a workshop regarding cashless India for the development economy of the people and students who are living in village Singimari. Students of ‘Ramsaraswati Academy’ were taught elementary subjects to develop their general knowledge and aptitude development for future guidance. Also there as an ‘LED: Learn Experience Discover’ session conducted in ‘Harvard Public School, Singimari where various science experiments and projects were demonstrated to all the students,” a teacher from the school said, and added: “It’s an honour to have such brilliant students voluntarily helping younger children here in our school.”
“It really is a great and overwhelming experience to be a part of such an event,” Divj Ranjan from Team Techniche said.
“When you open a school door, you close a prison! It’s been a great experience,” Deepa Kumari from Team Techniche said.