Students from IIT Rourkee cleaned Ganga and trained unemployed youth at the annual three-day technical festival of IIT Roorkee, Cognizance. Growth Development Programme, Ganga rejuvenation project and eliminating darkness were the key themes of Cognizance 2018.
“We also collaborated with Pritham Education Foundation to help a number of unemployed youths to develop skills by offering three-month training to them,” M.K. Barua, Associate DOSW (Students Activities) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, told IANS on Sunday. Apart from these initiatives, 75 companies also sponsored separate events.
The students also distributed LED bulbs in remote regions of Kundi and Lakhnauta in Uttarakhand, under its social initiative programme ‘Let’s Eliminate Darkness’ in collaboration with Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency.
“We distributed 46 LED bulbs in Kundi district and 72 in Lakhnauta village with the aim to eliminate darkness from these areas,” Barua further added. “I think we have to use advancements in technology and the capabilities of international majors to deploy solutions which can brighten the lives of our countrymen.”
He said Cognizance is an effort to make students aware of their duty towards community and nation at large.