Vinay Reddy KS | KMC Manipal (2016-2021) An ancient Sanskrit quote says, "With knowledge comes responsibility". As part of Akshara I always believed it was this responsibility that I was working towards. To give back to the community in small ways I can afford to. But the time constraint always made it an incomplete effort… Continue reading Evenings at Chiguru
An Investment in the Future – National Science Day 2018
Shreya Tapaswi | School of Life Sciences (2016-2020) Every year 28th February is observed as the National Science Day in India. The purpose of the day is to pay a tribute to the discovery of the Raman effect by Sir C V Raman and promote science. The theme for this year was “Science and Technology… Continue reading An Investment in the Future – National Science Day 2018
Playing your Cards Right – Project VISAKA
The country felt the aftereffects of Demonetization rather harshly and carrying forward his mission of Digital India, the Prime Minister of the country, Shri Narendra Modi launched VISAKA. Under the tagline of #LetsGoCashless, it sought student volunteers from all across the country to lead the country’s digital orientation. Manipal was no different as it celebrated and welcomed the digital age into the university town!
From Kannada Gothila to Hegiddira – Speaking Kannada
Volunteering to serve others in whatever small way possible gives that self satisfaction that is mostly inexplicable. Me being no different, from when I was little I would help out in social events and causes in whatever way I could. The environment I grew up in, was such. After coming to the mini cosmo that… Continue reading From Kannada Gothila to Hegiddira – Speaking Kannada
The Spirit of Volunteering
How would you live your life? asks Soumee Sengupta in this piece about the spirit of Volunteering! Read on!
The Yuletide Spirit
Akshara, is one of VSO's most recent initiatives. The first of its kind thrice a week project has an intriguing story behind it. Read on to hear it!
I still remember my first visit to Bijapur Colony very vividly. As a person who had never been to a slum, I was quite skeptical about what my role as a volunteer would be and I had various thoughts running through my mind while I stood there gazing at the other volunteers at the assembly… Continue reading The Smile
Into the Shadows – DaanUtsav Manipal Univesity 2014
Into the Shadows - A true inview to the reality that could have any comfortable feet with a sole, to freeze right at the sight of it-an unfortunate one. The serene hands with a pure mind came together, with the sunshine over the dew drops just perfectly right to reflect their thoughts, motives and will… Continue reading Into the Shadows – DaanUtsav Manipal Univesity 2014
Behind the Scenes – Tarang 2015
The first song that we played on our home telly the day we got the cable, was ‘Kai Po Che‘ from the movie Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. This was when I was five years old. Growing up in Tanzania, I missed out on festivals like Rakshabandhan, Holi, Sankranti and after all these years the child… Continue reading Behind the Scenes – Tarang 2015
Ups & Downs – Tarang 2017
In an attempt to sensitize the university town about Autism, an often misdiagnosed neurological disorder that young children are prone to, the Volunteer Services Organization of Manipal University, held its annual kite-flying festival, Tarang at the End Point Football Ground on 2nd April, the UN World Autism Awareness Day. Organized along the lines of a… Continue reading Ups & Downs – Tarang 2017