IIT-Madras Alumni Association's initiative to put 'million smiles' across world

IIT-Madras Alumni Associations initiative to put million smiles across world
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IIT-Madras Alumni Association's initiative to put 'million smiles' across world

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The alumni association of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITMAA) here, has launched a 'Mission Million smiles' initiative aimed at creating a positive impact on the lives of at least one million people in the country and rest of the world in two years.

Chennai: The alumni association of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITMAA) here, has launched a 'Mission Million smiles' initiative aimed at creating a positive impact on the lives of at least one million people in the country and rest of the world in two years.

The Association, comprising 53,825 members, seeks to channelize the resources and commitment of its alumni in achieving this objective, a press release said here.

The IIT Madras Alumni Association said it also rolled out 'Mission 5,000 Ignited Minds' which aims to get 10 per cent of former students as 'committed volunteers' for its initiatives.

"The IITMAA ecosystem, comprising over 50,000 alumni, students and faculty, has the potential knowledge and skills and resources to become a powerful change agent.

It is important to give back to India and to our local communities," IIT Madras Alumni Association president Krishnan Narayanan said.

The association would focus on areas like science and technology and innovation interventions for the nation, mentoring students, water and sustainability, among others, the release added.

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