After a long break, taking time to alter its avatar, we are happy to bring back Simollanghan! Ready to bring to you enriching educational content, we are equally excited to inform you about the latest happenings on our front.
Eventful Days Are Back
Eventful days were back in Shodhgram on the occasion of NIRMAN 11.1 A workshop. With the ever green campus turning even more beautiful due to the advent of monsoon, the workshop, held from 23rd July, 2021 to 30th July, 2021, initiated the latest season of workshops after a long time of over 15 months. The workshop participants brought in fresh and renewed enthusiasm.
Diverse in Backgrounds, United in Objectives
Now, you must be aware about the academic as well as geographic diversity of NIRMAN. The batch consisted of 50 participants from diverse academic as well as geographical backgrounds. Roughly, half the participants were from medical background / were medical students, while the remaining half came from different academic streams such as Sciences, Agriculture, Engineering & Arts. While, there was a participant from the southernmost state of Kerala, there were participants also from the national capital of Delhi. The spirits were high right from the beginning of the workshop. Though from different academic & geographic backgrounds, these 50 like-minded youth bonded brilliantly together & had one common agenda – their quest for a purposeful life.
Serious Stuff without a Serious Face
We, at NIRMAN, believe in doing serious stuff albeit without a serious face. This batch of 50 young minds went through an intense process, having a rendezvous with concepts like emerging adulthood and flourishing. The process was equally enjoying as much as it was intense. From group discussions to various activities, as the workshop progressed, participants moved inch by inch closer to their ‘Why’. The participants themselves contributed tremendously, both in cognitive capabilities as well as in emotional terms.
All’s Well that Ends Well
Just as the workshop began on a high note, it ended with a high as well. As you know, NIRMAN is an ongoing educational process. NIRMAN is where you are! NIRMAN is what you do! Individual by individual, plans after the workshop were discussed and equal emphasis was laid on what the participants can do post workshop for their own growth as well as to improve their understanding of society and societal issues around them. The workshop concluded on 30th July, 2021 & 50 young minds dispersed in different directions to continue their search for meaningful life, with renewed vigor, strengthened determination & concrete action plans to guide themselves.
Experience the Workshop in Participants’ Words
The feedback of the participants says a lot of their experience of the workshop. Dr. Bhavik Bansal, aged 20, a bright medical student from AIIMS Delhi, mentions about his participation in the NIRMAN process in his blog - https://bansalbhavik.wordpress.com/2021/08/01/youth-for-purposeful-life/
Similarly, another enthusiastic participant, Dr. Soumitra Patil, MBBS from Seth GS Medical College (KEM Hospital), Mumbai, states his personal experience in his blog - https://thepensive.blog/2021/08/15/nirman/
Applications for NIRMAN 12 are ON!
The blog must have certainly created curiosity about the NIRMAN process, if not given a clear idea about the exact content of the workshops. Worry not! The contents of the workshop are truly enjoyable and enriching only when experienced in person! So, if you are one who is yet to find it out, do apply for upcoming NIRMAN 12 batch using the following link – https://nirman.mkcl.org/selection/selection-process and if you have already attended these workshops and are already a part of NIRMAN process, then do the best you can by urging youth in your vicinity to go through the selection process and encourage them to start their own quest for a purposeful life.