Ignite is a unique social fest
organized by the students of Nirmaan, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus annually to
contribute our part in nurturing young talent and giving them a chance to live
their childhood to the fullest.
IGNITE'14 started on 24 January 14 and continued till 26 January 14
with a participation of around 350 kids from different orphanages in Hyderabad.
The Inauguration ceremony was held in the presence of the
director Dr. V.S.Rao sir, Chief Guest Y Harish Chandra Prasad and Faculty-In-charge Prof. Suman Kapur.
Mementos were distributed to all the orphanages' managers. There were several cultural
performances by BITS students followed by a Laser show.
Innovation workshop included
demonstrations of certain intriguing concepts (Balloon rocket, Lemon litmus
test etc). The kids did the experiments in groups and were explained the principles
behind it. Environmental awareness, English, Maths and General Knowledge
sessions were held. These sessions aimed at teaching concepts through
interactive and visual media to the children.
A host of
cultural events were held in which the children showcased their talents. It was
followed by a dance workshop by the Dance club of BPHC. The children participated
in the flag hoisting celebrations which was followed by a motivational talk by
a professor. A science fair was conducted for the children. The volunteers made
a number of models (including the solar system, stages of human evolution,
dinosaur etc.) to bring all the inert experiments which they study in their
science books to life.
students were explained some interesting and fascinating inventions and discoveries
and were made familiar with some famous scientists' life stories.
In this session in the children made greeting cards in accordance with the
"Republic day theme" and eco-friendly paper bags.
SHADES club of BPHC conducted a workshop on hat making and
wind chime making. School bags were given to all the children as return gifts. Nirmaan
volunteers staged a street play familiarizing the kids about the importance of
studies and publicizing the concept of abolishing child labor. A Mini GP race
was also shown to the children with the help of a fourth year BITS student,