It has been an absolute honour being associated with IIT Kharapur's annual extravaganza - Spring Fest. In 2017, they bring up a social theme titled "Masoomiyat" which aims to lead the battle against child abuse in all its ugly forms.
A lot many of you reading this today would find yourself fortunate enough to have been blessed with happy childhoods that have enabled you to lead secure lives. As you look back on your glory days and find yourselves lost in fond nostalgia, reminiscing your own dreamy childhood, pampered with love and affection, with not the slightest care in the world, spare a thought for those little unfortunate souls around you not blessed with a similar happy childhood.
In our humble bid to give voice to the unheard, we launch our Social Cause for Spring Fest, IIT Kharagpur 2017, "Masoomiyat", An appeal to the child in you!
Masoomiyat primarily focuses on shedding light on instances of child abuse, child labour or child marriage and aims to strive for mitigation measures for the same. However, it doesn't restrict itself to the aforementioned only. It aims to bring about a progressive change in the holistic development of a child in terms of his social welfare, education and opportunities.
With recent associations such as Teach For India, UPAY, Child Rights and You (CRY) and Gopali Youth Welfare Society, Spring Fest has strived to work towards the educational requirements of children under the banner of Shiksha and our efforts were recognised and boosted by Tata Housing, OIL and several other prominent organizations in previous editions.
Masoomiyat aims to protect and preserve and build on the untarnished innocence and truthfulness in a child in a more complete sense.
You can join us in our cause for Child Rights and show support by dropping us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and share your stories or suggestions.