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Pratigya — "I Pledge To" social @ IIT Kharagpur Spring Fest 2015

Participants from all the major colleges of India come to Kharagpur to this 4-day celebration. Spring Fest 2015 is the 56th edition of the fest and will be from 23rd to 26th of January. Spring Fest conducts a multitude of events encompassing 9 genres and more than 90 events.

Young and educated India is more than aware of the social problems that plague this country. While everyone sees them and criticizes these evils, firing with all guns blazing at the local and national administrations, one of the biggest hurdles to holistic development is grass root inaction. Launching its year round ‘I Pledge To’ campaign in the true spirit of youth, Spring Fest pushes young India to stand up and to be the change they want to see around them. To stop making tongue- in-cheek remarks and taking digs at the government on social media. ‘I Pledge To’ is a clarion call. The time for talk is over and the time for change is here. ‘I Pledge To’ seeks to drive this change — at the grassroots, for the development of the tribal areas in and around Kharagpur.

‘I Pledge To’ is an activist programme which seeks to mobilize the youth, to make them agents of change. The need of the hour is for driven individuals who can break out of the inertia gripping society and take charge of making a change for good, however small it may be.

Spring Fest presents an entire range of events including and not limited to spreading awareness about the evils of deforestation and undertaking tree plantation drives; assisting the physically challenged and differently-abled and sensitizing the people to their needs; vociferously opposing the rampant child labour and abuse of women and children in these areas; empowering the underprivileged and backward members of our society. In this event we will conduct different activities right up to Spring Fest 2015, as pledged by the students of the campus.

Vineet Jain
Organizing Team Member, Spring Fest 2015
IIT Kharagpur
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