College – A mix of the different departments at Fakir Mohan University
City/State – Balasore, Orissa
No of students – 100
When we arrived at Fakir Mohan University
Balasore/Baleshwar is around 194 Km’s from the capital of Bhubaneshwar and the drive was absolutely beautiful. Not all that different from Vietnam or Laos, social media could play a great role in promoting tourism for this part of the country. Interesting fact- 18 km’s south of Balasore is the Indian Ballistic Missile Defence Program’s integrated test range. Many well known missiles such as Nag, Brahmos and Agni Missile etc have been developed here by the Defence Research and Development Organisation.
One of our most popular activities – Social Fencing
We arrived at the university and a heavy bout of monsoon arrived with us. The new vice chancellor of the university greeted us and there was a positive vibe about his welcome. The total number of students were 100 and it was a balanced mix of boys and girls. Initially they were timid but opened up eventually after our ice breakers as is always the case with students at our workshops. They were enthusiastic about learning all about the safety features on facebook and the different ways of online safety.
Students listening intently during one of our activities
The feedback from the students was positive and the faculty has invited us for a bigger workshop with the rest of the students at the university. It makes us proud to reach out the smallest corners of the country where the central organisations in Delhi don’t usually reach out to.
The Social Surfing pose
Positive feedback makes us super happy