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IIT Bombay’s Techfest to celebrate Holi with slum children

The team that will play dry Holi with eco-friendly colours will be giving away presents to children living in slums

education Updated: Mar 23, 2016 20:53 IST
HT Education Correspondent
The Institute Sports Council organised IIT Bombay's first-ever Color Run, to encourage non-sports enthusiasts to run together to celebrate health and happiness on account of Holi in Mumbai last week.
The Institute Sports Council organised IIT Bombay's first-ever Color Run, to encourage non-sports enthusiasts to run together to celebrate health and happiness on account of Holi in Mumbai last week. (Prashant Waydande / Hindustan Times)

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay’s Techfest will celebrate Holi at Aditya Birla Centre for the Welfare of Children in Chembur and the Vatsalya Trust near Powai this year. The team also plans to spend the day with children living in the slums near the IIT Bombay campus. Techfest, a non-profit organisation of IIT Bombay, organises several social initiatives round the year.

The Techfest team aims to promote technology, scientific thinking and innovation plans that are socially relevant too. The team will motivate the children on the importance of education.

Some of the initiatives by Techfest include: Internet For All campaign (aimed at spreading awareness about uses of internet among the villages of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan), Manifest (aimed at bringing about transparency in governance thereby reducing corruption) and Recycle (to promote the importance of health and hygiene among the people).