Friday, 25 June 2021 | PNS | Dehradun
Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat inaugurated Srijan, a social internship programme at UPES here on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion the CM said that it is important that the young minds are sensitised towards developing an equitable and sustainable society to achieve lasting progress, as envisaged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The VC of UPEC, Sunil Rai said, “Young people have the potential to shape a better world. They have the energy and the will to deep dive into problems and look for solutions. Introducing them to the social sector right in the beginning of their higher education through social internships will create future change makers, social entrepreneurs and problem solvers that our country needs.”
Srijan is an initiative under UPES School for Life to provide students with essential life skills, human skills and social skills and the university has partnered with 350 NGOs for the same. Under it more than 3,000 under-graduate (UG) students of first year will go through a mandatory six week long social internship programme and volunteer their time with the partner NGOs.