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Kaizen, the annual social festival of NSS IIT Delhi is a platform to recognize the continuous improvements in our society initiated and accelerated by the combined efforts of all socially motivated student bodies and NGOs across India and abroad.
Interaction and opinion sharing is the prime focal point of Kaizen. It aims at providing a single platform for exchange of a plethora of ideologies, stories & experiences of people who stood up against the tides and sailed through them, so that any idea or solution implemented at one place can also become success model for others.

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We are elated to present उड़ान, the inaugural event of Kaizen 2021 in an all-new online avatar with our distinguished guests from various domains. This event will focus on the “journey” of leaders who brought about changes in society. It brings forward the idea of how one can work towards “collective happiness” and prosperity.

About the speakers:

  1. Prof. Samrat Mukhopadhyay, Faculty Coordinator NSS IIT Delhi: He is the primary guiding force behind NSS IIT Delhi and works in diverse spheres to contribute to society and make the world a better place to live in.

  2. Jaya Prakash Dabral, President, Himalayan Chipko Foundation: A recipient of the "India Awakened Award: Agents of Change 2012", he is an active environmentalist and a social activist, working for sustainability in rural areas.

  3. Mr. Mahesh Sharma, Co-Founder, Shivganga Jhabua, Padma Shri: Also known as the ‘Gandhi of Jhabua’, his organization has been acting as the prime catalyst for all the social and developmental changes in Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh.

  4. Ms. Lavanya Srinivas, Founder, Kathakshetra Trust in Chennai and Katha Kamamishu – a world of stories: She is a prominent speaker on positive psychology and narrative intelligence for personal growth & leadership on different forums.

Attend the event :

Guest Lectures 3rd to 5th April

Kaizen'21 brings you an opportunity to hear from domain experts who have dedicated their life for the betterment of the stakeholders of their domain.
Gain an all together different perspective on some of the essentials aspects of life! Register now before the seats fill in!

We present to you Saksham, a fascinating and interactive session on the role of Education with Prof. Rajani Paranjpe and Dr. Urvashi Sahni.
About the speakers:
1) Dr. Urvashi Sahni, Founder & CEO, Study Hall Educational Foundation
She is a social entrepreneur, women's rights activist, and educationist who has been active in the field for more than three decades. She will be sharing with us her views on "The Role of Education in Building a Thriving Democracy".
2) Prof. Rajani Paranjpe, Founder & President, The Society for Door Step Schools
As a professional social worker, she realized that education was the most critical factor that could change the underprivileged groups of our society. She will be sharing with us her views on "Education For All: Easier Said Than Done".

Date - 3rd April, Saturday
Time - 6:00 - 7:30pm

Saksham (Education)

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We present an interactive and insightful lecture on "Everything you need to know about Climate Change" in Kaizen'21.
About the speaker:
Kanika Prajapat, Olympiad Internal Manager, Climate Science
She is an inspiring climate activist. An alumnus of IIT Delhi, she is the Chief Technical Officer of Kriya Labs, developing affordable, high-quality, and eco-friendly value-added products from waste natural materials. She communicates about climate change through photographs and also has a blog about Climate Quests.

Date - 4th April, Sunday
Time - 3:00 - 4:00pm

Climate Change

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About the speaker:
Abhi & Niyu: Abhiraj and Niyati are a digital content creator duo, Youtuber and the most Impactful Influencer of the year. They are India's one of the fastest grown influencers on Instagram. They made it to the list of Forbes 30 under 30, 2021.

Date - 5th April, Monday
Time - 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Register and Join us live on Zoom at nss.iitd.ac.in/l/abhi_niyu
Note: Regular polls will be conducted during the session for attendance.

Pragati

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Panel Discussions 4th April

Kaizen '21 present to you Parivesh, an intriguing and interactive panel discussion on "Innovative solutions for sustainable living: India's way forward".

About the speakers:

  1. Mr. Ravi Kumar, Founder, GreenTeckies Recyclers: His startup aims at creating green building materials from plastic waste by empowering ragpickers.

  2. Mr. Nitin Dhakad, Member, Shivganga Jhabua: He is an IIT Roorkee alumnus who returned to Jhabua in 2017 and has floated three social entrepreneurial ventures so far aiming to aid the livelihood of people in Jhabua.

  3. Mr. Rajesh Kumar Jain, Founder, R-LEEF: His enterprise reuses cement from construction debris to build sustainable and zero-waste infrastructure, collects debris and processes it manually into fine granules.

  4. Ms. Aparna Krishnan, Member, Paalaguttapalle Bags: She is working with local women to make eco-friendly cotton bags, decoration and daily-use commodities which not only reduce the consumption of plastics but also empowering the women of Paalaguttapalle.

Parivesh (Environment)

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Workshops 3rd and 4th April

Kaizen'21 brings you some wonderful and interactive workshops in different social domains. These would involve one-to-one interaction and activities covering a wide range of areas such as entrepreneurship, self-awareness, effective giving and sustainable development.
Gain an all together different perspective on some of the essentials of life! Register now before the seats fill in!

Earth5R is one of the largest citizen-led environmental movements. The organisation focuses on creating Circular Economy based Zero Waste communities while reducing poverty and restoring the local ecosystem.
In this workshop, you would learn about 15 simple and tangible actions that you can take on an individual level to make this planet a cleaner and greener place.

Date - 3rd April, Saturday
Time - 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Home Equals Planet

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We present to you the unique Compassion by Design Workshop in Kaizen'21 by Ms. Ruchi Varma.
Ms. Ruchi is the founder of HumanQind, a social design enterprise harnessing kindness to co-create equitable and compassionate cities. The participants will learn to integrate their inherent ability to activate social change with empathy, observations, and experiences through a step-by-step human-centered approach.

Date - 4th April, Sunday
Time - 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Compassion by Design

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Ms. Sampath is an educator-turned-professional-storyteller. She is passionate about reviving the oral tradition and conducts storytelling workshops.
The workshop will touch upon the insights of storytelling. She will be using her stories alongside the group and individual activities to make the participants bring out the storyteller hidden inside them.

Date - 4th April, Sunday
Time - 10:00 A.M.- 12:00 P.M.

Stories lead the way

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Ms. Periya is a Software Engineer turned School Counsellor and now a Transpersonal Storyteller, Mentor, Coach, NLP Trainer and Psychologist. The theme of the workshop would revolve around realising happiness as a part of success. She will use stories and various group activities to help people explore their inner self. It is going to be a highly interactive session, with tasks in pairs, activities in larger groups and much more.

Date - 4th April, Sunday
Time - 3:00 - 5:00pm

Transpersonal Storytelling Workshop

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Competitions

Kaizen'21 is organizing a bunch of competitions and informal events with exciting cash prizes and other awards.
The major highlights are:


Climate Olympiad

NSS IITD in collaboration with Climate Science (A London-based charity) at Kaizen'21 brings to you the first-ever global competition to find solutions to some climate-change-based problems by using teamwork & problem-solving skills. Qualifiers round will be held online during Kaizen. Qualifiers will compete further in Semi Finals and Finale. There's also a prize pool of $10,000 for the top three participants. Participate either solo or in a team

Artistic Verbal SHARE TO SOOTHE

Your thoughts are truly yours and some people are more than willing to listen to your story. We invite you to come be a part of Kaizen’21 - the annual social fest of IIT Delhi to enjoy the literary side of the heroes hidden among us. Participate in “Share to soothe” - Kaizen’s Slam Poetry Competition!

Creative Writing DU COEUR

Take refuge from your mundane life, be where you want to be and be what you want to be, travel the world, experience emotions, educate yourself and others! Come on all, and share your heart out! Participate in ‘Du Coeur’- Kaizen’s Creative Writing Competition!

Choose one of the following prompts and write a story/poem around that message:
1.Your pointless superpower is that you know how many people’s lives you save with your actions. One day, at a Subway, you tell the guy not to cough in the open, and you’re suddenly informed that you just saved five billion people.
2. In the future, illiteracy is the norm and implanted digital assistants convert text to audio. A child, who had his implant temporarily deactivated, learns to read. When the implant is reactivated, he realizes that what it reads to him is drastically different than what the text actually says.



CLIMATE ACTION PLAN

Participate in Kaizen’s Climate Action Plan Competition! Use the En-ROADS Climate Solutions Simulator, to propose a plan to mitigate global warming to the internationally agreed target of below 2°C by 2100 and win exciting prizes!

Ideathon Social Innovation Challenge

About 1 lakh tonnes of solid waste is generated in India per day. With increasing populations, changing policy requirements, new sustainability and recycling goals and improved technology departments, this is only going to overshoot unless something concrete is done about it. NSS IIT Delhi invites you to its Ideathon- a Social Innovation Challenge 3.0 under the aegis of Kaizen’21!

We are sure after such a long pandemic lockdown, you won't miss a moment to go out for travelling with friends, filling the gaps of the past boring days you had alone sitting at home. But, have you ever wondered about the amount of waste that gets generated at public places during travelling, simply because of the lack of a proper waste disposal system ? Other than dustbins at some places, there isn’t anything concrete for the safe disposal of waste. Come up with solutions promoting cleanliness at all places and parts of life, being an active youth of the 21st century where innovation has no limits, what would be your response for such situations? There can be some basic innovations in tech or policy to make our public spaces waste free. For example, one such solution is an e-bin which sorts waste automatically using AI recognition. 
You are required to come up with a model/idea and present it, through which this problem can be solved. The idea/model can be either Technological or Policy-based. Note that your idea/model should focus on the aforementioned problem.



When is all this happening? SCHEDULE

Udaan Earth 5R Saksham HumanQind SIC 3.0 Story Telling Climate Change Slam Poetry Story Telling Climate Action Plan Parivesh Kaizen 2021



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  • Prof. Samrat Mukhopadhyay (NSS IITD Co-ordinator)

Opinion matters What people say

Madhavi Sharma

Food4Thought Foundation

Thank you so much entire team of Kaizen-IIT Delhi for Society to invite Food4thoughtfoundation in Convention and helped us to share our views on this platform. Looking forward for such more events

Khushiyan - Connecting Helping Hands

NGO

Thanks Kaizen - IIT Delhi for Society for inviting our team in the event !! it was a great opportunity for us to interact with visitors and with other NGOs. Thanks for organizing it successfully and spreading the spirit of volunteering! #SpreadKhushiyan

Karan Shukla

Student, Sri Aurobindo College (eve)

Thank you so much NSS IIT Delhi Team for inviting us to this wonderful event - KAIZEN '17.

Vaibhav Garg

B.Tech & M.Tech, IIT Delhi (Working at Goldman Sachs)

Being a part of Kaizen IIT Delhi provided a platform to many people and NGOS to enlarge their outreach by outrightly inspiring and awesome which might not have been known by many people. It gave me a sense of motivation and inspiration, how many people are thinking to solve complex societal issues.

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