Breathing innovation throughout the week

student initiative

Having been crowned as winners of the NEN E-Week Championship last year, students of Aspera, the NEN E-Cell of Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering (VVCE), are leaving no stone unturned as they prepare to defend their title this year.

Realising that innovative ideas should reach the public, the students are taking out an anti-plastic campaign at the Chamundi Hill to improve awareness about the ills of the polymer. Apart from the drive, the budding entrepreneurs are undertaking a paper bag distribution drive among traders in the city.

Another campaign aimed at improving awareness about energy efficiency is the enlightenment drive, during which usage of CFL bulbs would be promoted.

With increasing number of youth being glued to online forums, the youngsters here have planned several internet-based programmes such as water management and ‘Say no to bribe campaign’.

An expo by Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), showcasing various satellite models, has been organised.

Taking notice of the increasing number of animals at the Mysore Zoo, youngsters are taking up an activity in which people would be urged to adopt a variety of animals.
While a majority of the events planned are based in the city, the students have also planned eye-screeing and dental check-up camps at Darasaguppe in Srirangapatna taluk.

During the day-long visit to Darasaguppe, the youth have also planned to stage a drama on woman empowerment. Also, they would be educating the public about the use of rootzone technology, which is a natural way of treating wastewater.

Application development programme on Android, which is creating a buzz among smartphone users, is also being planned at the event. Those interested in robotics can gain a few tips at the workshop on the subject.

Even as elders groan that the present generation is shying away from books, Aspera is
setting-up a bookstall, which would be managed by students.

Keeping in mind the adage that ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’, the
youngsters are planning an adventure camp comprising of jummering, rappelling, rock climbing and river crossing at the campus.


* February 11
11am —Visit To Little Sisters of the Poor; 5 pm -Debate: War of words; 6 pm - Extempore for the leader.

* February 12
2 pm —‘Smile..Ok... Please’ A fun game to bring out the happy-go-lucky side of individuals.
 
* February 13
2 pm —Water rockets competition.

* February 14
10 am — Book Stall to encourage reading habits; 10 am — Tender coconut counter; 10 am — E-store; 8 pm — Sky watch in association with astronomy club; 1 pm — paperbag distribution.

* February 16
10 am —Muqaddar Ka Sikandar — preliminary round to test knowledge on entrepreneurship; 1 pm — Minute to win it; 1 pm — Top chef; 2 pm — Game drome.

* February 17
11 am —Jam: Competition to test knowledge on random topics; 1 pm — Face painting; 1 pm— Best out of waste; 1 pm — Poster making; 1 pm – Collage making; 2 pm –Mock IPL; 3 pm — Quiz; 3 pm - Housie Housie; 3 pm - Poetry .

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