The Telegraph
Tuesday , April 22 , 2014
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Delhi calling for BIT outfit

- New chapter has 10 girls

It’s destination Delhi.

Wake Up India Foundation, a students’ group from BIT-Mesra started in 2010, is now in the national capital too. The new chapter was opened on April 14.

Students from colleges like Shri Ram College of Commerce and Ramjas College are gradually getting involved in the organisation. The first meeting was conducted in Delhi by Shalini Singh, who took the initiative after moving out of Ranchi to prepare for her CAT exams. Shalini is also the state head of the Delhi chapter.

“This organisation works in the fields of teen issues and we are supporting this movement for a better future,” said Singh, adding that the team in Delhi is an all-girls group.

“During the course of our first meeting it was decided that Pooja Prawal will serve as the advocacy and campaign co-ordinator, Muskan Arora will be the media and communication officer and Lakshita Sapra the financial head. “We are planning to conduct our first event this month. After which we will visit colleges to induct students,” said Pooja.

Besides Ranchi and Delhi, Wake Up India Foundation has its chapters in Dhanbad and Chennai also.

While the Chennai chapter came up last year, the Dhanbad one was started in 2012.

“We started the Delhi chapter a few days ago. As of now, we have 82 members,” said Suyash Varma, founder and president of Wake Up India Foundation.

Wake up India Foundation is a student’s network that was started by four BIT-Mesra students in January 2010. The outfit reaches out to the youth through seminars and campaigns.