Press Esc to close
Sunday 01 March 2015
News updated at 1:53 PM IST
Weather
Max: 31.7°C
Min : 16.9°C
In Bengaluru
clear sky

BITS alumni try to do their bit for Pilani's development

P J Joychen, Pilani(Rajasthan), April 21, 2012, DHNS:

Pilani, a nondescript village in Jhunjhunu district in Rajasthan is the birth place of the Birlas, and is famous for the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS). †

Though the institute has produced world class technocrats and scientists, the village has remained mostly untouched by scientific discourse and research, feel the institute’s alumni.

Realising the importance of empower the community and the village, BITS Alumni Trust was established in 2005 on the silver jubilee reunion Year of the 1975- 80 batch with the purpose of giving back something to their alma mater and the village.

Projects

The project Atma Nirbhara or self reliance is the first big project of the trust.
Under the project, it has launched a Pilani Resource Centre to provide social and community services to the people in the area.

“The Pilani Resource Centre is the key initiative that has taken a few years for development.

“The goal is to provide sound infrastructure for community development for the rural population in and around Pilani.

“The emphasis is on rural education and employability,” said Sunil Nanda a member of the trust.

“The centre will host a number of activities for the local community which include vocational training in partnership with Pritham a non-government organisation under the curriculum of national skill development centre.

Planned

“Supplementary teaching for under privileged children in association with another NGO, Physiotherapy care and medical camps for senior citizens, a rural BPO training centre in collaboration with Harva and infrastructure for womens’ self help groups have been planned,” said Sanjiv Lodha, another trustee of the organisation.

Dr Raghurama G, director of the institute said, “Our endeavor is to create a Desert valley on the lines of the Silicon Valley adjacent to the Stanford in the US. This would act† as a catalyst for social and economic change.”

Dr B N Jain vice chancellor of the institute expressed the hope that the centre would
provide a platform for the alumni to come together and craft ideas that would shape a bright future for the local community.

Directors of the other Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences centers, and a large number of alumnus were present on the occasion.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Union Budget 2015-2016 viewing session at ASSOCHAM in New Delhi on Saturday...

Union Budget 2015-2016 viewing session at ASSOCHAM in New Delhi on Saturday...

Narendra Modi and other BJP members during presentation of the Union Budget 2015-16...

Narendra Modi and other BJP members during presentation of the Union Budget 2015-16...

An Indian worker carries a sack of onions at a wholesale market in Hyderabad, India...

An Indian worker carries a sack of onions at a wholesale market in Hyderabad, India...

BJP MP Kirti Azad carrying his copy of the Union Budget 2015-16 at the Parliament House...

BJP MP Kirti Azad carrying his copy of the Union Budget 2015-16 at the Parliament House...

Farmers listening to the Union budget 2015-16 speech on radio at a village in South Dinajpur...

Farmers listening to the Union budget 2015-16 speech on radio at a village in South Dinajpur...

A display board shows the share prices at the Bombay Stock Exchange...

A display board shows the share prices at the Bombay Stock Exchange...

Arun Jaitley along with MoS Finance Jayant Sinha addressing the post budget press conference...

Arun Jaitley along with MoS Finance Jayant Sinha addressing the post budget press conference...

Arun Jaitley along with MOS Finance Jayant Sinha leave Parliament after presenting the annual...

Arun Jaitley along with MOS Finance Jayant Sinha leave Parliament after presenting the annual...

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli embrace after defeating the UAE at their Cricket World Cup...

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli embrace after defeating the UAE at their Cricket World Cup...

Supporters of India's Cricket World Cup team wave the national flag during their match...

Supporters of India's Cricket World Cup team wave the national flag during their match...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523