Clean act from Aspera

Good response

Whether it was a rally against child labourers or a drive to clean the Chamundi Hill, Aspera members were the cynosure of all the eyes in the city in the recent past, writes Manish

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work  - Thomas Edison, American inventor.

And members of Aspera, the NEN E-Cell of Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering (VVCE), rarely missed an opportunity as they went into overdrive during the past week, involving and encouraging the residents of the city to contribute to the welfare of society.

While many would have been tired of just climbing the steps leading to Chamundi Hill, Aspera members did much more by collecting nearly 70 sacks of plastic during a rally.

Furthermore, they even conducted a yoga camp near Kote Anjaneya Swamy Temple to attract people to turn towards healthy practises.

Speaking to City Herald, Aspera members said that apart from contributing to society, they were able to learn aspects related to organising an event, taking responsibility for their actions and refining their communication skills.

Rachith, one the E-leaders actively involved in organising the event, said the concept of a ‘flash mob’ was new at the Entrepreneurship-Week organised at the college. Groups of students headed to a mall in the city and voiced their concern about bribes. Their performance left the other visitors amazed and the message of ‘Say no to bribe’ received a good response from the public. Explaining the benefits he derived from the E-week, Rachith said,“I learnt about how to build a team during the week and we felt particularly happy about participating in social activities like donating clothes.”

Another sixth semester student, Arjun K V pointed out that the district-level competitions for polytechnic students received a tremendous response. With projects such as mobile jammers and electro bikes garnering the appreciation of visitors at the show. 

Pratiksha, a fourth semester student of Information Science, said unlike studies, the week-long event required a lot of organising. However, she observed that number of colleges and schools participating in the events could have been increased, if they had a higher preparation period. For Pratiksha, it was the team work that made her really happy about the event. “The team work was awesome. 

We really had tremendous support from juniors and seniors, which helped us conduct the events as planned,” she added.

Second-semester, Electronics and Communication student, Akshat S Ramesh, observed that the overall experience helped him learn about ways to become successful.

“Organising events and recognition among people for the work we’ve done, was really satisfying,” he said.

“Informing people about maintaining cleanliness at the city railway station was another event, which I enjoyed completely,” he said.

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