Thursday, October 30, 2008

Inter IIT Musical Evening: Moods and Melodies

The Bangalore Chapter of the IITB Alumni Association is organizing "Moods
and Melodies" Inter IIT Musical evening on 8th of november, 2008 as a fund
raiser event for "Village knowledge centers" initiative of IITB AA.

To register any IITian can send mail to saumil@sportzvillage.com.

VKC's inspiration was from former President APJ Kalam's vision of each
IITian adopting one Village Knowledge Center across India - and
revolutionizing the village through technology and knowledge.

The 1st VKC has been operational in Ittamadu (a few kms from Eagleton)
over the last few years - and this fund-raising is to open more VKCs. The
Panchayat and villagers have been very enthusiastic and other villages are
asking for VKCs.

http://www.iitbombay.org/VKC/index.html has the details of the VKC
initiative.

IITB AA plans to set up and run Village Knowledge Centres in and around
Bangalore Rural. These VKCs would act as a nodal centre for knowledge
connectivity of villages. Pilot VKC has already been launched and fully
functional over past few years at Ittamadu.

"Moods and Melodies" evening will see bands from across the IITs playing
the choicest numbers. With an expected turnout of over 300 alumni and
family members, evening will be lively with the presence of many
distinguished alumni.

All proceeds from the event will be used for setting up VKCs.

As you can imagine, we are seeking sponsorship for the event - and
advertising in the souvenir (ranging from 10k to 1L) - in addition to
pledges. You can also adopt a VKC as an individual.

If any of you can assist on the sponsorship/fundraising front, please
write to us.

Details of the event are as follows:

Date: 8th November, Saturday

Time: 7:00 Pm - 10:00 pm including dinner

Venue: Royal Orchid, next to KGA.

Entry fee: INR 300/person. 150/- for kids below 12.

Chief Guest: Prof. D B Phatak (Computer Science, IIT Bombay)

To Register: Email Rahul [rahulchaubey@gmail.com] or Saumil
[saumil@sportzvillage.com]

Please block your calendars and inform other Bangalore-based IIT alumni.

We welcome you to have a great evening with your friends and cherish the
memories of hostel days.

More about VKC:

Website: http://www.iitbombay.org/VKC/index.html

For Donations/Volunteers please contact: Srikant Rao [srikant.rao@abs.in ]

Address: 565 E, 7th Main, 5th Cross, H.A.L. II Stage, Indiranagar,
Bangalore -38. Cell. 98450 29010

Thanks & Regards,
Sudipto

+91-9886067137,
http://www.mirafra.com

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