The world has a plastic pollution problem and it’s snowballing—but so is public awareness and action. Abhyuday organized a panel discussion to deliberate over the journey of plastic ban; how it was formulated, why it was deemed necessarily and what the future holds for the use of plastic. This discussion was operated by our moderator Manisha Singhal and the panelists Dr Sangita Hasnale, Mr Sarthak Gaurav , Mr Anil Agarwal and Mr Pradeep Tripathi.
Abhyuday in collaboration with Ashray Foundation initiated a lecture series to help IITB students cope with stress and mentally related issues. The first lecture was conducted by Dr. Niranjan Pendharkar, accompanied by a pentamime show, titled Dining with the Monkey. The second session of the series by a motivational and TEDx speaker, Mr. Anand Munshi, who guided and mentored the students towards the path of success through motivation, engagement, empowerement and transformation.
"20 minutes of your time and 250 cc of your blood may make the difference between life and death."
Abhyuday, IIT Bombay in collaboration with Sthaniya Lokadhikar Samiti and Mohan Foundation organized a blood and organ donation camp. The blood collected during the camp has the potential of saving 1050 lives.
Each Independence Day, we all stand together to present our gratitude to soldiers and people whose efforts made us see this day. Abhyuday IIT Bombay, on 72nd Independence Day, organized Sandesh to Soldiers, in which residents of IIT Bombay wrote their feelings on the postcards for the people, soldiers and police force who keep us safe daily.
This World Environment Day, Abhyuday IIT Bombay spread awareness by making paper bags with the help of 40+ volunteers who joined us and 200+ children from 7 NGOs. We made 350+ paper bags which we distributed among 15 vendors and motivated them to use these bags rather than plastic bags. It is high time for us to re-think about what we buy, what we use and how it has an impact on us and our environment.
The 5th edition of the Annual Social Festival in IIT Bombay on 20th & 21st January 2018 based on the theme “Enabling Humanity with Human Rights”.The festival inculcates various impactful events,exhibitions, lectures, workshops and competitions to instill a sense of responsibility in the youth towards the society and to create awareness about basic human rights .
REVA is India's largest cultural and sports fest for underpriviliged kids. Abhyuday in association with REVA India conducted this fest to impact lives of underpriviliged students by providing them with a platform for recreation, enjoyment and celebration of ambitions.
October being breast cancer awareness month, “Breast Cancer Awareness’’ talk was conducted, to initiate and drive research towards diagnosis, prevention, cure and treatment with constant information because ‘the more you know, the less you fear’ The talk was be delivered by Dr.Rucha Kaushik, consultant breast cancer surgeon from P. D. Hinduja hospital with more than 6 years of research experience in this field. The talk saw a crowd of over 100 people consisting of IITB students, residents, PHO, mess, staff and construction site workers.
To extend our career counseling campaign to the entire nation, Professor Kameshwari along with her student Raj the ‘Abhyuday Helpline App’, a nationwide career counselling initiative.The App launch had three eminent speakers, Dr.Pradnya Sarvade, ADGP Maharashtra, Dr. Reeta Shah, Educationalist and a Growth Coach and Mr.Kedar Sohoni, director of cross-tab and founder of Green Communities Foundation. Many NGOs and their representatives such as Smile Foundation, Save The Children,CRY,Humara Bachpan, Swaradhar and Vidya had shown their participation in App Launch.
As they say, “Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference.” So, to make a difference in the lives of children, Abhyuday donated 100+ books to the Ajivam NGO which has built a public library which was inaugurated on 2nd October, 2017 in Kansahari village near Varanasi (UP) for the children who are the future of India.
‘The finest gesture one can make is to save life by donating Blood’. We had organised a blood donation camp, inside the campus for the student, staff and labour community which saw a huge turnout of 542 people, out of which 442 were eligible to donate blood.The blood we collected during the camp has a potential to save up to 1326 lives. At the blood donation camp, we also had a blood stem cell donation registry, where we got over 110 registrations for blood stem cell donation.
On Independence Day, students from the institute and children from Desire Society orphanage ,which is a home for 30+ HIV positive kids expressed their gratitude towards our soldiers by penning down their token of thanks on postcards.
The exhibition organized by Abhyuday, IIT Bombay '1982, a tale of the forgotten past' unveiled the provoking and sensitizing story of Mumbai's transformation from mills to malls today. It also made people ponder upon the repetition of the history in IT industry in present world.
A inspiring lecture delivered by Shri Pravin Dixit , 1977 batch IPS officer and Former DGP, Maharashtra Police who is also a recipient of the President's Police Medal.The interactive session revealed his journey from a UPSC aspirant to an efficient and a successful administrator.Mr. Dixit emphasized that the journey in the uniform is full of sacrifices and tough decisions and had given many beneficial pro tips for the students aspiring to join civil services.
The conference had a panel of speakers including Bureaucrats,government officials one of them being the district collector of osmanabad and professors address issues relating to finding solutions for drought affected areas in various parts of Maharashtra we also explore issues relating to urban areas.
Antarchakshu was a mass awareness and sensitization event conceptualized and organized in collaboration with Xavier’s Resource Centre for the Visually Challenged (XRCVC) and was populous with over 2000 onlookers.The event helped in enhancing the skills on using the power of imagination, ability to work around situations, overcome barriers, challenge beliefs and think out of the box.
Abhyuday had executed the umbrella and raincoats donation drive on Independence day distributing 120 raincoats and 50 umbrellas with an objective of helping the homeless and street dwellers during the harsh monsoon season in Mumbai.
"UNSUNG HEROES" featured people who have done something great for the society but have not been recognised where the students got a chance to interact and hear about their journey through the path less preferred by most of us.
Abhyuday's social festival saw famed actress Shraddha Kapoor who joined our Lend your Voice initiative started in the year 2014, of recording and handling of audio books for the Visually Challenged and successfully launched Abhyuday's LYV app further recording the first crowdsourced audio clip for Lend your Voice.
Jagriti Yatra 2016 was launched in IIT Bombay’s convocation hall kickstarting a 15-day long, national train journey that took participants 8000 kilometers across the length and breadth of India, to understand and build India of smaller towns and villages through enterprise.
REVA - Right to Education and Vision for All provided a platform for the children of marginalized sections of society and enabled them to display their creative side and ensured their all round development.
Abhyuday’s first blood donation camp for MDRI (Marrow Donor Registry India) Campaign to help save lives of those who’re suffering from blood diseases and awaiting for stem cell transplant.
An interactive discussion with Aamir Khan and Satyamev Jayate live screening. In 2014, Satyamev Jayate, India’s highest rated social documentary show was recorded live in IIT Bombay. Primarily shedding light on the brave survival stories of victims of various social issues, the show also paid homage to people working for the betterment of the society.
IIT Bombay’s first ever Quora Meetup where Quora’s top writers, the most articulate minds in the country came together to express their views on issues that need to be addressed in our society.