Tuesday, 1 May 2012


Four months, 22 posts, 24 comments, 48 registered associates and 2600 views later I am still groping in the darkness...

May be, this blog is imitating life. Every moment is new, and that keeps the enthu on. After the 'Marching Ahead', I skipped 'April Advances' just like that! Not by design. So, 'May..be' will  cover the summary of  March as well as April activities. In the meanwhile, here is the wall paper for this month.

The month of March saw the seeds of 'Shillong I Care' sown. See the post on Wah Um Khrah clean up drive. The month of March also gave birth to 'Tezpur I Care', and you can click here to go to the post on Tezpur.


We also had an exposure at IIT Guwahati and Royal Group of Institutions at Guwahati. Prof RR's mission towards environmental concerns certainly opened up many an ear!

At Asia Plateau we had new batches of HEL and ELL during these two months, and that many participants have been inducted into IIC movement.

 In Karnataka we were at the fag end of the year long 'Teachers' Empowerment' training program. We had an important role to play with I of C inputs.  India I Care module was a star attraction through out the year and a large majority of around 2500 Asst Professors from nearly 350 Govt Degree colleges across the state have emphatically agreed to be the part of the movement. We need to translate it into a 'DO-IST' approach. A separate post on Karnataka Professors is in the offing.

My visit to Malaysia, later in March, with Dr Amit Mukherji and Neha to conduct HEL program under international settings was a great exposure, and experience. The highlight of the program is the seeds being sown for 'Malaysia I Care'. Dr Chen, Professor and a medical doctor, also part of the core team of Initiatives of Change, Malaysia, is highly inspired to make it happen.

Early April a team from I of C went to Hyderabad at an invitation from Mr Rajsekhar, IAS, to learn and participate in their efforts to eliminate poverty in rural Andhra Pradesh. Read more about it here.

April month gave IIC  exposure to last of about 100 Professors in Bangalor, 15 Siemans, 16 Kirloskars and two  managers from KSPG Automotive at HEL program at Panchgani. A seperate post is underway, but the highlight again is that 'Siemens i care' and 'Kirloskars i care' thoughts are firming up. We would like to hear from them..

End of March, early April also saw a new weekly post, Online Quiet Time. 5 posts have been published so far. I would desire that all our readers of the posts actively participate in this experiment. Do post your thoughts in the comments section.

The month of May is looking forward to ELL, HEL , Educators Conference, Family program, SERP( Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty) etc at Asia Plateau, and 4 back to back programs at Bangalore for 200 Block Education Officers of Dept of Public Instructions, Govt of Karnataka. And IIC will be one of the common threads. So, we are looking forward to adding another big chunk of people to IIC commitment.

Let the May be our month of consolidation. Our first mile stone is 100 registered associates. We are far far behind. Come, let that milestone be achieved asap with you being there!

for IIC Team

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