Sunday, September 11, 2011

5th Pillar partners with SRM University at AARUUSH 2011


5th Pillar was an 'Anti-Corruption NGO partner' at AARUUSH 2011, SRM University's Techno-Management festival. The inaugural was on Tuesday, 6th May at 3 pm, followed by a students rally within the sprawling SRM University campus, with student volunteers of the institute carrying banners, charts and placards of 5th Pillar along with few other participating NGOs. The festival organizers had provided a stall for 5th Pillar throughout the 4 days of the event.

There was a panel discussion on Wed 7th Sep on the topic "CORRUPTION FREE INDIA REALITY- YOUTH ROLE". It was conducted with 5th Pillar's inputs and summarizing at the end. Around 150 students joined 5th Pillar as student members, and more than 500 students have registered to be added to our volunteers/newsletter database. The festival organizing committee has promised to connect with us in the first week of October to brainstorm and kickoff the 5th Pillar SAC unit at SRM University.

Thanks to all the 5th Pillar team members- Mrs.K.R.Selvamani(State President-TN), Mr.Bhanu Kumar(Executive Director), Mr.Jayaselvan(Admin Manager-HQ), Mr.Natarajan(Ooralvaaimozhi, Tirunelveli Dt Cooridnator) Mr.Mohammed Moideen(Pudukkottai Dt Coordinator), Mr.Jaganathan(Programs & Chapter Coordinator), Ms.Sabitha(Executive Assistant-HQ), Bagyam(Admin Assistant-HQ), Ms.Priya Francis(Student volunteer from Ramanujar College of Engg), Ms.Hema Raju(Patron & supporter)..

And of course, all these would never have been possible but for all the wonderful leaders and volunteers of the AARUUSH team- Pallavi Bulusu, Varun Vijay, Harleen Kaur, Umasankar, Kirthika, Avani Bahuguna, Amrita, Aditya Katiyar, Bhargav, Pragya, Anusha, Neeraj, Urmeelan, Mukunda Priya, Indu Prakash, Mahati, Dhiren, Shrinjoy(forgive me if I left out anyone by chance). These people inspired me and the rest of the 5th Pillar team that went from Headquarters and they have reinforced our confidence in achieving our goal sooner than later. Their selfless attitude, commitment, sincerity, organizational skills and the clarity in execution was highly impressive. And all the above qualities were consistent throughout the festival and not just in spontaneous bouts of excitement that typically happens among many people. Kudos to the entire AARUUSH team and special thanks to all the student volunteers who facilitated the 5th Pillar campaign at the festival.

Vijay Anand