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IIT Madras conducts ‘Sawera’ socio-awareness fest to celebrate Happiness

IIT Madras conducts ‘Sawera’ socio-awareness fest to celebrate Happiness

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) students from the International and Alumni Relations body conducts ‘Sawera’, a socio-awareness fest, on 4th and 5th November 2023 to celebrate happiness.

Various events have been planned both inside the campus and in other locations in Chennai by the students. These include a Donation drive in which IIT Madras students will make donations to families from disadvantaged families living in slums in Chennai.

The festival is a collective quest to build a space where individuals can converge to share their stories, dreams and happiness. Every aspect of Sawera is curated to fulfil this larger cause of happiness with purpose. These events being planned by students include:

4th November 2023

– Joy of Running – a run for happiness in the campus

– Donation drive – IIT Madras students will make donations to families from disadvantaged sections

– ‘FunRaising’ – A fun treasure hunt combined with fundraising

– Jam Session – storytelling, poetry, open mike followed by group jamming

5th November 2023

– Happy Street – A street full of joyful events such as Zumba, yoga and music, among others

– CSR Expo – Companies to explain about their CSR activities in mental health

– Exhibition – Stalls by various NGOs, food and shopping outlets

– Workshops – local art forms and art therapy workshops

– ‘Namma Sawera’ – Music, dance and street play by Chennai Students

– Charity Performance – fundraising by the famous personality

– DJ Night – Dance night

Explaining the idea behind Sawera festival, Prof. Ashwin Mahalingam, Faculty Advisor, International and Alumni Relations, IIT Madras, said, “Health and wellbeing of our students, faculty and staff are of foremost importance at IITM in addition to technological innovation. With Sawera we hope to get everyone on campus to appreciate the world we live in so that they are motivated to make positive changes to society.”

Students would be encouraged to get out of their rooms, play games with fellow students, share what makes them happy and take a small step to make the society happy

Elaborating further, Mr. Ujjaval Neema, Student Secretary, International and Alumni Relations, IIT Madras, and a fourth Year Interdisciplinary Dual Degree student, Department of Biotechnology, IIT Madras, said, “Sawera aims to take students out of their rooms, engage them in fun activities and connect them with the society so as to associate greater meaning to their life. IIT Madras as an institution has been performing great and achieving all accolades. Sawera aims to bring a positive change in student’s perspective of IIT Madras.”

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