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Youths take up social causes

Ranchi, March 26: A few of them have taken up the cudgels for the big cat while some have devoted themselves to teaching slum children.

The youths of today are going all out to work for social causes with the students of BIT, Lalpur extension and St Xavier’s College taking the lead. Both the institutes have formed their own social wings for this purpose.

While Sankalp comprises 30 members of BIT, Lalpur extension and St Xavier’s College, Asha is the brainchild of two BBA students of the Lalpur campus.

Students of the Lalpur institute have joined the nationwide save the tiger campaign. “We went to the Aircel office and got 400 to 500 Tshirts. Our aim is to make the common people aware of the dwindling population of tigers so that they can come forward and do their bit,” said a student of BIT, Lalpur, Siddharth Arya.

On the other hand, founders of Asha, Sneha Gupta and Vasudha Agrawal, teach about 35 slum children at Kutchery. “We conducted a survey to find out the students whose parents cannot afford to send them to schools,” Gupta said, adding that they take classes for two hours every day except Sunday.

Students of St Xavier’s College had conveyed a message against untouchability a few months ago under the free hug campaign.

They had embraced 1,793 people at different places in the state capital, suggesting that all people were equal irrespective of their caste and creed.

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