At SRCC, a chance to change lives too

ENACTUS PRO­GRAMME The col­lege al­lows about 30 first year un­der­grad­u­ate stu­dents to take up var­i­ous projects and work with com­mu­ni­ties to em­power them

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - - HTCAMPUSCALLING -

Tatheras com­mu­nity of Jan­di­ala Guru, Am­rit­sar.

The hand­i­crafts of the Tatheras com­mu­nity was the only one from in­de­pen­dent In­dia to be recog­nised un­der Unesco list of cul­tural her­itage. They have set up a brand called P-tal (Pun­jab Tathera Art Legacy), where they em­power crafts­men to use their skills and make “mod­ern” ap­pli­ances with the help of prod­uct de­sign­ers. They then sell the prod­ucts at bet­ter mar­gins, elim­i­nat­ing the mid­dle­men, to en­sure work­ers get a fair share.

“It is a dy­ing art form as peo­ple do not con­sider it a prof­itable trade. We are try- ing to change that. I re­mem­ber there was this crafts­men named Gau­rav, who had stopped do­ing the work a year ago as he thought he won’t earn a de­cent liv­ing. He had started sell­ing kites in­stead and used to make around ₹5,000. Af­ter we started work­ing with them, he heard from oth­ers that they were earn­ing around ₹12,000 each month, so he took up the art form again,” said Goel. Goel said that they give the crafts­men their labour costs, and also 60% of the prof­its.

“With Project As­bah, we aim to solve the wa­ter re­quire­ment of In­dia, but as of now we are fo­cus­ing on Delhi. We re­alised wa­ter be­comes un­drink­able largely be­cause of ei­ther bacterial con­tam­i­na­tion or chem­i­cal con­tam­i­na­tion. For bacterial con­tam­i­na­tion, we have tied up with Pristin wa­ter ser­vices, and are pro­vid­ing sodium hy­per­chlo­ride so­lu­tions to dis­in­fect the wa­ter,” said Rak­shith Ch­ha­jed, the project di­rec­tor of As­bah.

Ch­ha­jed said that they have iden­ti­fied lo­cal en­trepreneurs in AC Na­gar, Farid­abad, who has a ma­chine pro­to­typed to pro­duce 250ml bot­tles of the so­lu­tion and sell it to the lo­cals at ₹25 per bot­tle. “The cost of mak­ing the so­lu­tion is ₹10. Of the ₹15 prof­its, we give the en­trepreneur ₹10 per bot­tle, and ₹5 goes to the sales­man,” said Ch­ha­jed. Hos­tel for both girls and boys. Each year, around 30 seats are avail­able for first year stu­dents

The col­lege has an ac­tive place­ment cell run by a com­mit­tee

The an­nual in­ter-col­lege fes­ti­val called ‘Nexus’ is very pop­u­lar among stu­dents for its mu­sic shows, drama per­for­mance and lit­er­ary ac­tiv­i­ties

Col­lege pro­vides fa­cil­i­ties in cricket, foot­ball, bad­minton, carom

The col­lege has a Wi-fi en­abled cam­pus and a com­puter lab with more than 300 com­put­ers

Open yard can­teen where dosa, thali and idli are the favourites Not avail­able

The cell which helps not in place­ments, but in pre­par­ing CVS, fac­ing GDS and in­ter­views

‘Pallavi’ is a three-day win­ter cul­tural fest. There are com­pe­ti­tions or­gan­ised for stu­dents to dis­play their tal­ents in dance, mu­sic, graf­fiti, fine arts, etc

The col­lege pro­vides fa­cil­i­ties for cricket, ath­let­ics, foot­ball, net­ball, vol­ley­ball and kabaddi

Three com­puter labs, a food tech­nol­ogy lab and an ap­plied psy­chol­ogy lab. The cam­pus is Wi-fi en­abled

Hy­gien­i­cally pre­pared meals are served in the col­lege can­teen

HT FILE

ENACTUS has four projects in health, wa­ter, hand­i­crafts and agri­cul­ture.

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