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Physics is his passion, Community Service his mission

Niket Shastri SCET NSS Program Officer

National Service Scheme (NSS), under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India, was launched in Gandhiji's Birth Centenary Year 1969 with primary focus on the development of personality of students through community service. Today, NSS has more than 3.2 million student volunteers on its roll across India. Meet Niket Shastri, Sr. Assistant Professor of Physics who has been actively spearheading the NSS efforts at Sarvajanik College of Engineering and Technology (SCET), Surat, as a Program Officer. His team of NSS Volunteers have the unique distinction of winning the Best Volunteers award for last three years in a row from Gujarat Technological University (GTU) and also the Best NSS Unit award for 2014-15. Recognizing his outstanding contribution and innovation in social and cultural activities, Niket has been honoured with Pedogogical Innovation Award (2017) and Best NSS Program Officer (2016) by GTU.

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Fab year for AIT cricket team – 5 trophies, 32 consecutive wins and a new record

AIT Cricket Team with AIT Faculty

The 2016-17 season was truly one of the best for AIT Cricket Team as they were invincible throughout the tournaments they participated in, playing 32 matches and winning them all! It is a record of sorts in AIT. Winners of five major inter-collegiate tournaments of Pune - MIT Summit'16 of MIT, Cricket Districts 2016-17, Zest'17 of CoEP, PACE'17 of AIT and Kalyan Karandak'17 of Trinity College, this team has made their institution proud with their sheer dedication and passion for Cricket. Team Buzzingg interacted with Praveen Kumar, the Sports Secretary of AIT and a member of this team of shining stars, to celebrate their success.

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They never lose in debates – they either win or learn

Team Bol - Debating Society of Jamia Millia Islamia - with AMU trophy April 2017

It was a tremendous academic year for BOL - The Debating Society of Jamia Millia Islamia University. The debating club won a total of 53 awards all across the nation including at some of the prestigious universities like Aligarh Muslim University, Banaras Hindu University, Law College Dehradun, Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University etc.

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This Zoologist is Spinning Web of Skills Development in Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir

Shamim Banday Zoologist Poonch Kashmir

Fringed by Pir Panjal range and bestowed with verdant green meadows, alpine mountains and stunning natural lakes, Poonch is one of the most scenic places in Jammu and Kashmir. However, bounded by Line Of Control on its three sides, the area is in the news these days for its counter insurgency operations. In the midst of the tensions prevailing in the area, here is a zoologist who is spinning the web of skills development among the masses for their social upliftment. Meet Dr. Shamim Banday, an award winning professor of Zoology working in Government Degree College (GDC), Poonch; who has been instrumental in making his district shine on the world map.

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National Award Winning Agri Official on a Mission to Popularise Science

G S Unnikrishnan Nair - National Science Communication Award 2017 by Department of Science and Technology

While we find many who only stick to their daily work routine throughout their career not going beyond their call of duty, here is a government official who stands out. Meet G S Unnikrishnan Nair, Deputy Director in the Department of Agriculture, Kerala, who is on a mission to popularise science among the masses. A popular science writer, science fiction writer, children’s writer, farm journalist, Science film maker and novelist in Malayalam, he has won 7 National awards and 8 State Awards for his work on science popularisation through print and electronic media.

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From Humble Origins to Winning International Gold, A Gardener’s Son Shines Big

Mahesh Lonkar Photo

As a photographer gets to know his subject's environment better, the photographer often sees the subjects in a different way and would photograph them looking quite differently. The people connection is what makes the photos stand out. This seems to be the philosophy of Pune based Mahesh Lonkar who loves to photograph people in their natural settings. For somebody who didn't have money to enroll for a foundation course in art, winning PSI GPU Gold in the 15th PSI International Salon is indeed a true reflection of his indomitable spirit. We celebrate his success story.

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A crew of misfits who create magic in unison

The Knights Crew

Conventional social norms say perform well in education, get a job, settle down. Safe is easy, and it's something everyone will suggest. Safe is understandable, but sometimes being a misfit, following your passion and doing something risky will have the best payoff. Meet Pune based dance group The Knights Crew, formed by students of B.M.C.C., who have challenged the social stereotypes and stood up for thei­r passion of dancing. With sheer dedication and commitment, they have won almost all the college dance competitions of Pune they have participated in the current academic year.

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His short films have earned him international repute

Makarant Sawant Short Films

Mumbai based Makarand Sawant is a well known personality in the world of Theatre, Film and Television. With his unique approach of presenting the story, his short films, documentaries, advertisements and corporate videos always leave an everlasting impression. His sensitivity, social awareness, humorous nature, madness are always reflected in his short films. 2017 has started with a bang for him as his short film Antyesthi has won many awards in a short timespan and has charmed audiences.He has recently finished directing his first music video and dreams of making a feature film in future.

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Delhi Engineering student among Top 5 Global Finalists for Red Hat Women in Open Source Award

Jigyasa Grover Red Hat Women in Open Source Award Finalist

Tremendous progress has been made in area of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). However, as per a study, only 11% of open source participants are women. Another study of GitHub developers from 2015 found that only around 6% were women. While we do not have data specific to India, we do know that Indians are making a great impact in the world of FOSS. Jigyasa Grover, an engineering student of Delhi Technological University, has made it to the top 5 finalists across the globe for the Red Hat 2017 Women in Open Source award in the Academic category for her contribution to the world of FOSS.

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