The 2nd National Student’s Conclave “SANGATI”, Theme: Market based solution to Water and Sanitation has been inaugurated by Ms Yumi Bae, State Head, UNICEF with Mr Bikash Pati, Policy coordinator, WaterAid, India and Prof L K Vaswani, Director KIIT School of Rural Management.
The program started with the welcome address by Prof L K Vaswani. Prof Vaswani in his speech gave his insights and explained the entire idea and execution of this flagship event.
The key note speaker Ms Yumi Bae, State Head, UNICEF vividly explained the WASH program and outlined a roadmap to deliver these essential services in the rural areas. She highlighted the role of government and also informed the audience regarding different on going WASH related programmes. Ms. Bae also elaborated on the problems related to WASH in rural and urban context. She has also advised to look into the different WASH related interventions. Ms Yumi Bae congratulated the students of KSRM for their efforts to showcase different WASH related practices that are being followed in different parts of India.
Mr Bikash Pati, Policy Coordinator, Water Aid focused on the policies related to Water and Sanitation. He explained the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and also the goal of sustainable development related to water and sanitation. Mr. Pati commented on the political influence on WASH. He emphasized on the need of dedicated organizations for the success of WASH.
Ms Supreeti Patra offered the vote of thanks.
Event-I Big Bang Idea
The Big Bang, at its simplest explains the theory of inception and augmentation of the Universe which took it from singularity to conformity; that was the moment when it sprung and expanded to the world that we live in today.
There were 5 teams who have participated in the event with their ideas.
Team -I GB Pant, Allahabad
Theme- Dry Toilets for Rural
Explained how the model works and also discussed the financials of the business.
Linked the model with Banks, CSR Organizations and UNICEF
Proposed for Public Private Partnership for the successful implementation of the model.
Team -II IMI Bhubaneswar
Theme- Sanclean “Sanitary Solution”
Lack of water and high cost are two major bottlenecks of rural sanitation
Poly carbonated low priced model
Primary customer is community.
Team -III KSRM, Bhubaneswar
Theme- Menstrual cup as Sanitation Solution for women
Explained the concerned problem, timeline, target and why the shift is needed
The shift will minimize the bio waste generation by women
Can be specially helpful in rural areas
Team -IV IMS Ranchi
Theme- Varuna Waste Management Co. Ltd
Recycling Human excreta
Bio Gas and Fertilizer would be generated
Collection of excreta and marketing would be done at community level
Team -V OUAT, Odisha
Theme- Sanitation and Livelihood
Recycling of water waste
Would be marketed at the community level
Each and every team has been appreciated by the judges and the winners are
1st- IMI Bhubaneswar 2nd- GB Pant, Allhabad 3rd- IMS, Ranchi
Event-II Article Writing
Open defecation in Rural and urban areas is mostly owing to lack of individual household toilets. However more number of toilets would not automatically solve the problem of open defecation as there is strong cultural preference regarding open defecation especially in rural areas. The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan does acknowledge the same, and in both its schemes sets aside significant proportions of the central allocation for Information Education & Communication (IEC) and Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) activities and campaigns – 15% in SBA (Urban) and 8% in SBA (Gramin).
There are 4 participants who participated with their ideas:
Team 1-TISS, MUMBAI
Theme: Behaviour change
How the women are playing the prominent role for the hygiene of the family and how the family can be motivated with the help of women.
Availability is not the only problem when it comes to open defecation
Dropouts of girls in school due to lack of sanitation facilities.
Team 2-XIMB, Bhubaneswar
Theme: How to solve the problems of open defecation
Awareness generation through social media
Team -3 GB Pant, Allahabad
Theme: Defecation and Swachh Bharat
Women as a key role
Need for awareness and education
Team- 4 OUAT, Bhubaneswar
Theme: Safer water better health
If the water quality increases , health quality also increases
Information, Education and communication for safer water and better health
Behavioural change through proper communication
Each and every team has been appreciated by the judges and the winners are
1st Prize: TISS Mumbai 2nd Prize: GB Pant, Allahabad
Event-III Documentary and Photography
Documentary: As per Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 7 Water and sanitation are integral aspects of ensuring environmental sustainability. Additionally, their availability influences health, education, gender issues and economy.
Team 1: Team KSRM
Theme- “Water and Sanitation”
Title: “Small act, Big Change”
Character: “Champa Bai”
Small act big change is the message given by the team, current situation of village, lack of toilet and improper sanitation was highlighted.
They represented how small acts like use of toilet and safe water can bring big changes.
Team 2: GVT Ratlam
Theme: Community based approach for Swatch Bharat
“Local garbage system” in form of open area garbage is leading to the land pollution. The community approach for Garbage collection through van or collecting door to door garbage as per their degradability and disposing the same accordingly would eventually make the Swachh Bharat a reality.
Team 3 -KSRM
Theme- Open deification a miserable condition for girls.
Girls, who are basically belonging to the rural parts, are suffering from open deification. It leads to various ill effects on girls’ health and ultimately results in school drop outs.
Team 4- KSRM
Theme- Sarva Siksha Abhiyan implementing the best practices of sanitation
The students were trained to wash their hand before and after having their food.
1st: Tussar and Shriya, Team-KSRM 2nd: Supreeti and Team- KSRM 3rd: GVT, Ratlam
Photography: Improving and expanding existing water treatment and sanitation systems is more likely to provide safe and sustainable sources of water for long term. So, photographers GET! SET! ON! Move out with your camera, capture some beautiful moments and mesmerise others with your talent. The picture should speak about the best practices in water and sanitation.
In “Klicomania” event there were 9 participants from 3 different schools:
(I) OUAT, Bhubaneswar
(II) IMS, Ranchi
(III) KIIT School of Rural Management, Bhubaneswar
All the eight participants represented versatile ideas and individually they were innovative.
(i) Kshirabdhi Tanaya from OUAT presented a theme on Impact of water pollution on aquatic animal and the fisherman.
(ii) Tushar Bhaskar from KSRM presented an idea on Right practices for drinking water.
(iii) Kailash Majhi from IMS presented an idea on Portable drinking water to maintain personal hygiene.
(iv) Ankit Sukhwal from KSRM presented an idea on best practices of collecting water from an open source (Double filtering of the water)
(v) Pankaj Kumar from IMS presented an idea on immediate filtering of the water fetched from an open source.
(vi) Dinesh Giri from KSRM presented an idea on lack of awareness on water and sanitation.
(vii) Rashmi Raina from KSRM presented an idea on safety measures to be taken care of during fetching water from open source.
(viii) Riti Pallavi Verma from KSRM presented an idea on personal hygiene and sanitation.
(ix) Souradip Mandal from KSRM presented an idea that not only we need to have an awareness on water and sanitation but also we need to be educated enough to implement the same.
The winners are
1st: Riti Pallavi , KSRM 2nd: Kshirabdhi Tanaya, OUAT Bhubaneswar 3rd: Kailash Manjhi, IMS Ranchi
7 KISS students received prize from Prof. Vaswani for their performance at Painting and Complete the Story competition held on 13th November 2015 at KISS as pre-Children’s Day celebration by Centre for Children Studies (CCS).