An initiative by IIT Delhi chapter of National Service Scheme, NSS
Kaizen is a gathering of sociocultural enthusiasts, coming together for good causes and great times – a fest that promises to be exquisite in every sense of the word. Occurring from the 31st of March to 2nd of April, 2023, it is organized by the IIT Delhi chapter of NSS (National Service Scheme) – a highly innovative and inspired bunch who work tirelessly throughout the year on various projects which span across a wide ambit of education, awareness, health and battling stigmas in society. Kaizen occurs as the glorious manifestation of a year’s worth of efforts and countless people’s spirits; a vow to celebrate mankind at its best, when it’s empathetic and generous – the most humane it can be!
Biggest Social Fest of its kind
Attracting a footfall of over 10k, and active outreach to more than 200 universities and colleges all across the country, Kaizen isn’t only the biggest social fest of its kind, but strives to be better every year. The events spanning a multitude of fields and several eminent personalities have been in attendance, such as Justice DY Chandrachud, The Chief Justice of India, Naveli Deshmukh, Miss Universe India 2nd Runner up and NSS Brand Ambassador, Geeta Thatra – a feat we can boast of, purely on account of our consistency and deliberate hard work. This year, NSS is working with 25+ NGOs and CSRs to make Kaizen possible. And it is this enthusiasm that distinguishes it from other fests – the will to grow, learn from the past and capitalize on our mistakes, and constantly be on an exponential slope onwards and upwards.
Perfect platform for budding Sociopreneurs
Some of our most popular events last year included Sociopreneurs, an event that was targeted at the budding race of social entrepreneurs in our country, which attracted a lot of crowd from both IITD and beyond, owing to quality competition and an esteemed panel. There was also Bazinga, a stand-up comedy event, which opened the stage up to everybody from amateurs to stalwarts and other events targeted at tech-enthusiasts as well or those who aim to look at science as a medium for social betterment. This year, as well, Kaizen will include events for people from all arenas and those beholding a variety of interests.
There are workshops being conducted by NGOs covering a broad spectrum of topics such as gender sensitization and the inclusion of LGBTQIA+, as well as guest lectures and panel discussions involving eminent figures such as Jayant Sinha, activist and Member of Parliament, and Mihir Vatsa, Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar holder. In our exclusive flagship event, Social Convention, we’ll attempt to provide a stage to youth with innovative ideas for societal change for pitching to investors, and bridge the gap that exists between the two in the status quo. And on the more scientific side, there’s Social Samadhaan, a case-study competition and Ingenious Geeks, a science exhibition aiming to inculcate the seed of thinking and experimenting in school students from a young age.
An array of exciting activities and handicraft exhibition
There will also be fun, student-driven competitions, such as Satirical Spardha, a parody-making comp, and The Social Sawaal, a wide-scale quizzing event with exciting cash prizes for the winners. In addition to this, there is Rangreza, an event to highlight sustainability in the textiles industry, by setting up flamboyant displays of our own interpretations of fashion. Similarly, Influencers United will provide a platform for bringing together those who have gained traction publically on account of their social work and give them a space to discuss their experiences and contributions, and inspire us all with it. Concluding the line-up with exciting stalls, ranging from products and handicraft by self-help groups to food and cuisine from all corners of the country – Kaizen promises to be a must-see, and of course, a must-attend!
Mark your Calendar
So, mark your calendars for Kaizen, and get ready to see it in its fully offline glory from the 31st March to 2nd of April, and unfold into the biggest and brightest proportions yet. Join in, and get a chance to participate in exciting events, interact with dignitaries, and have a marvelous time in this bonanza of social celebration!