Founder's Day 2021 | IIFT conducts hands-on workshop for inmates of Sparsha Trust
Indian Institute of Fashion Technology (IIFT), Bangalore run by BVG Educational Trust, organized a workshop for empowering underprivileged children.
With the motto of integrating social objectives in its growth and development, IIFT was founded by late Sri B Vedhagiri in the year 2001. Since then, the Institute has worked towards various social causes.
IIFT, Bangalore celebrates Founder's Day by conducting various social activities for the benefit of society and to ignite social commitment among our students.
During the previous few years, IIFT conducted Blood Donation Camp through a Rotary club in Bangalore, wherein staff members and students donated blood.
In one of the celebrations, Our staff members and students pledged their organs during Organ Donation Camp.
Once, Faculties and students invited housewives of Economically Weaker Sections from nearby localities and trained them on embroidery and block printing skills on Kurtis and the finished garments were sold to the general public and the proceed of the sale were distributed among the participants to motivate them to continue the work.
For the last year's Founder's Day, we organized a free training program for underprivileged girl children staying in SO Care Ind. Over 50 girl children took part in the workshop and staff and students of IIFT trained the girl children in making hand pouches, key chains with simple embellishment on the pouches.
Every year, we at IIFT carry out such social activities to commemorate the Institute's Founder's Day on 23rd February & to uphold the ideals of late Shri B Vedhagiri.
This year also, we organized a free workshop on 14 Feb 2021, at an NGO - SPARSHA TRUST, with the help of Faculty Members and our Student Volunteers. During this workshop, 70 inmates (girls & boys) of the Trust, were trained on SCREEN PRINTING & STENCIL PRINTING, for making of WALL HANGINGS. The purpose of the training is to empower inmates with the skill of printing and empower students for involvement in social service activities. Mrs. Srilakshmi - Asst. Professor and other faculty members who were involved in training these children along with students of IIFT said they were excited by seeing the involvement and enthusiasm of these children in learning and also their level of interest. They are very proud of their students too who had given their best in training these children who are younger than them, thereby inculcating social responsibilities amongst students who are our future India.
The event was a huge success and has given us enough encouragement to plan some more events on these lines towards the social cause. There could not be a better tribute to our Founder, late Sri B Vedhagiri.
You can check out pictures of out staff and students at work below.