Jamshedpur, July 27: The students of XLRI enthusiastically participated in a cleanliness drive on Wednesday that was undertaken as part of the cultural and sports fest Valhalla. The spirit of giving back to the streets was clearly visible in myriad hues at various spots in Sakchi, Jamshedpur.
Colorful road-side walls stood out as students of XLRI cleaned spots around the city and painted them as part of their cleanliness mission.
The tax office and MGM Hospital were the chosen spots where students cleaned the streets and surrounding walls and painted the walls as part of their initiative of spreading the messages of: giving back to the streets, keeping it clean and spreading social messages by means of wall paintings.
There was also a street play by the students of XLRI to promote road safety awareness as part of their efforts to make the streets a safer place for all.
“Valhalla promises to bring out the best in people as they strive to emerge victorious and claim their rightful place in Valhalla, the House of Warriors. This year it is about who we are and what we can do for the greater good. The streets are calling @ Valhalla, XLRI” said a member of the organizing committee.
About 30 students associated with SIGMA (Social Initiative Group for Managerial Assistance) was a part of this project today. The activities were a part of their initiative of spreading messages of giving back to the streets, keeping it clean and spreading social messages by means of wall paintings. The campaign started at around 1 p.m. and continued till 3:30 p.m.
The brigade of 30 painted social messages on saving the girl child, women empowerment and road safety.
“The Street are Calling have many messages like using streets for social good, taking streets as a platform for social and health awareness and many such social drive. In fact students will also organize a street dance after the event kicks off on July 29,” said a second year business management student.
Students of XLRI also organized a flash mob in Bistupur on July 24 where about 50 students danced on peppy Bollywood numbers. This is the first time that XLRI students are taking up so many activities on the streets as per the cultural fest theme.
Valhalla that stepped on its sixth edition is an inter-B school cultural and sports festival hosted by XLRI every year on the last week of July. About 10 management institutes across the country participate in the fest that organizes a number of cultural events as well as sports events.
Valhalla encompasses over 50 events and witnesses footfall of over 3,000 with participation from some of the best B-Schools in India including IIM-Calcutta, FMS, XIMB and many more.