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Ignite '14

Posted By Anjali Sinha, Friday, April 18, 2014

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 i‚Äčn their science books to life.

The 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, Jaideep Singh.

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Tags:  2014  BITS Hyderabad  Ignite  January  Nirmaan 

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