IIT Guwahati launches "Zero Illiteracy Zone"
Imbibing the Corporate Social Responsibility mantra well before they step into the corporate world, IIT Guwahati [ IIT-G ] students recently launched the "Zero Illiteracy Zone" program. This ambitious program is an earnest effort by IIT G students to reach out to the weaker, illiterate sections of society. IIT G students, Through this reach out plan aim to turn the IIT G campus into an open doored 'Gurukul'.
In the land that cradled civilization, Where Teachers are as revered as Gods on Earth, IIT G students set out on this noble cause with the will to help as many unlucky illiterates as they possibly can. Several IIT G students banded together and conducted classes for their students - Devoting at least an hour of their busy study schedules four days each week - classes being held within the Kendriya Vidyalaya, located in the IIT-G premises.
The students having stepped into the role of "Teachers" here, have been in the process of picking up students from villages surrounding IIT G for the past few months. At least over 150 students are said to have been benefited by this effort till date. A felicitation program was also held recently to mark the success and progress achieved by the students in the exams that were conducted.