Training to Make Jewellery out of Lantana Camara - Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Tribal Empowerment Initiative

Nearly 15 of tribals from Singampathy village near Kovai Coutrallam underwent a training to make jewellery and small toys out of the wood of Lantana camara, an invasive plant species found in the region. The training was the part of DST project of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham to empower the tribal community. "We have already conducted training for them to make furniture and organic farming. In the third part of the training, we teach them to make toys,” said Dr. Maya Mahajan, Associate Professor, Centre for Sustainable Future, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Amrita Students Visit Remote Hamlet in Khammam District to Create Awareness on Social Responsibility

A team of third year of engineering degree students of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham visits Lachagudem, a remote hamlet in Khammam district for their project. They spend three days (June 20 to 22) in the village and improve awareness of people about social responsibility, technology and social issues like the importance of education, especially for the girl child and the menace of liquor that was spoiling youth apart from taking several lives.

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Celebrates World Environment Day 2017

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s Summer Camp students and Amrita Multi Modal Application Using Computer and Human Interaction’s (AMMACHI Lab) Community Organizers  in Kimana and Dunda villages celebrated World Environment Day on June 5, 2017, by planting trees and plants. An event also was organized at Nani Borvai village in Gujarat. 

Amrita Team Takes Measures for Women Empowerment in Karnataka

AMMACHI Labs team along with Amrita SeRVe and Mata Amritanandamayi Math, Manglore, introduced a machine that makes Areca nut plates in Byse village of Karnataka. These eco friendly and biodegradable nut plates are made from the leaves fallen from Areca nut trees. The production of these plates comes in two sizes- 10'' & 4.5". This initiative is expected to generate income for the women in Byse and be a suitable replacement for the widely used plastic plates. The team from Amrita has successfully completed the skill training for the women in Byse village.