Tech for Seva (TFS) is a unique platform to connect innovation happening at various levels in the society with partner NGOs, Ground level Innovators, Scientific/Research community and Corporates to create an eco system that multiplies and ultimately benefits society at large. For this to happen, TFS will be a platform to ensure that the implementation mechanisms of solutions are spread far and wide.
A Curtain Raiser was held today at ECE Auditorium, OU Campus to formally launch the Program.
DrMamataRaghuveer, (Member, State Commission for Protection of Child Rights) emphasized on the need to use Technology and Innovation to solve pressing problems in the society especially in the areas of Girl Child Education, Health &Counselling. She felt Tech for Sevawill be one platform to discuss critical problems and their solutions in the social sector.
MrAekkaChandrasekhar, noted Social Worker presented presented a few case studies pertaining to Health Care in Rural areas and emphasized on how Technology can be an enabler to solve problems facing rural areas. He underscored the need to integrate the efforts of Scientists, Government Institutions, Innovators& NGOs for the benefit of the community.
MrMohanaiah, (ex-CJM, NABARD), rued on the fact how Pollution, Exploitation of Natural Resources have caused damage to our environment and stressed it is now time to go the “Alternate Way”. Being involved in Rural Banking, he went to share his experience on how some farmers have taken to cow based farming and how fetching it has been. He hoped Tech for Seva will be a platform for innovators to showcase alternative ideas in Farming, Water Management that can spread far and wide.
DrSateesh Reddy, Director RCI (DRDO), spoke about how our Scientists are at the forefront of Innovations, especially with respect to Weather Forecasting & Monitoring, Developing Bio-Toilets in Siachen area etc. He felt Tech for Seva is a good platform to connect the effort of the Scientists to solve social problems through NGOs and hoped that the deliberations from the conference will bring to light more pressing problems to the notice of Scientists towards solving them.
MrJayantSahasrabuddhe – Secretary, VijnanaBharathi, explained on the Conceptualization of Tech for Seva and how the first edition held at Pune last year was a success. Citing an example, he said how a “Stent” ingenuously developed by Dr Abdul Kalam’s team for Defence use can also be used to plug a hole in the Heart! He hoped several such deliberations will be conducted during the conference and brought to light for the benefit of the society.
MrKondaSrikanth, Mr Raghu Verabelli, and MrSeshaAdityamembers of the Organizing Committee presented the highlights of the conference and extended invitations to all sections of people to participate and make this conference a success.
The overall themes for the Conference are: “Education, Health, Environment and Livelihood”
Venue: National Institute of Tourism & Hospitality Management (NITHM), Telecom Nagar, Gachibowli, Hyderabad
Dates: December 12-13, 2014 (Friday & Saturday)
For Registration: http://techforseva.org/