In our initiative called “LJ Sahyog" around 1800 engineering students of the campus worked with 434 villages in Ahmedabad District through various innovative programs to add value in their life. This was very close Joint operation with college and DDO office.
Students stayed for 3 days and 2 nights along with unknown families whom they never met before and carried out multiple task that they were allotted which gave them exposure about rural India and helps them to be empathetic & socially conscious. Each of the team during this program stayed with the villagers and also got Insight about rural India which enriched them in professional and personal aspects of their life.
During this field programs they explained major initiatives of government to all villagers like Digital India, Swatch Bharat, Start-up India, and Make in India etc.
The students scouted technical challenges being faced by common persons and now converting those as their project work in college. Each team created website, social media pages & similar digital presence of the respective villages with collected data, pictures, videos including key facts, history of village and similar things.
Recently Honorable CM of Gujarat Shri Vijay Rupani, also appreciated few teams who made websites as well as launched 50 websites on 1st May 2017 in a function during Gujarat foundation day at Viramgam, Gujarat. Mr. Shankar Chaudhary (Ex. Health Minister) also launched 20 websites.
College also trained all VCE's in two phase in various digital technologies so that they can update and maintain website’s and set up various micro rural entrepreneurship modules as a part of your start-up India program and create value for them and villages. After the field efforts the students are doing follow up action programs with these villages to carry forward the initiatives.