Nurturing Philanthropy: AASRA
Aug 07, 2017 | Barnali Priyadarshini
There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.
– Woodrow Wilson
Each time a man stands up for an ideal, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope and crossing each from a million different centers of energy and those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. So did AASRA, established in the year 2005 by a group of five young enthusiasts, this club congregated with time, to become a huge family of hundreds of students and an extensive alumni network. It was set in motion with a maxim to reach out to the underprivileged sections of the society, basically providing educational opportunities to students and employment opportunities to the elders. Presently, AASRA has enormously grown to spread over six workplaces and is all geared up to welcome its freshmen into the family.
On the evening of 1st August, 2017, AASRA, the social service wing of NITR, hob nobbed its orientation programme at LA 217, where Lokesh Reddy and B.Ramya played the host for the evening. The event commenced with the club members interacting with the crowd that turned up regarding their new experiences at the college. They were presented to some cheerful and motivating videos on how important it is to notice your surroundings, the people in need and their living conditions, followed by a detailed description of the founding stone of AASRA and the various workplaces namely Sector-2, Sector-5, Sector-6, Sector-21, Khalsa, Jhagda, and OSAP. The crowd was introduced to the various weekly schemes, year around projects, and other proposals meted out by the club.
The evening proceeded with a felicitation program where Sidharth Patra, President, AASRA and Teeviraj Janki, a prominent fourth year member gave away prizes to the 10th and 12th graders from the workplaces who excelled in their academics curriculum. The overall termination was fun filled and interactive.
The turn-up count was not much, but the president remained quite optimistic for the induction, and rather rose the spirits of organizing committee. Aasra has been a witness to major breakthreoughs and has a long way to go. Keeping in mind the best service to society, the members put in all possible efforts to bring in tremendous change. AASRA looks forward to reveal new horizons and achieve exemplary success in the near future.