EMPIANS Donate Truck Load of Items to GOONJ for Calamity Affcted Victims of Uttrakhand and Orissa
EMPI students accompanied by Prof. G. Kathuria visited GOONJ’s head office and their processing unit at Sarita Vihar, New Delhi on 22nd November, 2013. GOONJ is an NGO involved in a number of human welfare and humanitarian initiatives in India.
The EMPI team took along a truck load of items which included blankets, clothes, toys, stationary, shoes, warm clothes etc. collected by EMPI students through their month long donation awareness campaign “SAHYOG” and handed over to the Goonj authorities. The students were taken for a guided tour of the processing unit and observed the processing of donated items from receiving the items to dispatching of items to the needy people.
EMPI students & Prof. Kathuria on a tour at Goonj
EMPI students and Prof. Kathuria at Goonj's packaging and dispatch unit.
EMPI students at the Goonj's recyling unit
Students at the books collection and sorting centre at Goonj
EMPI students at the Goonj's clothes sorting unit.
EMPI students at the Goonj's paper recyling unit
The EMPI team observed the process of receiving, sorting, repairing, stitching, customizing, packaging and dispatching of donated material. The impressive part was the optimum utilization of all the donated material in very creative and innovative ways. Almost everything was being recycled, reprocessed, utilizing every bit of received material leaving zero wastage.
Prof. Kathuria and the students met and interacted with Mr. Anshu Gupta, Founder of Goonj. Mr. Gupta had a very informal discussion with the students regarding their future plans and gave them several points to ponder. He also assured the team for visiting the EMPI campus in the near future to have a larger interaction with the student community.
Mr. Anshu Gupta, Founder, Goonj with Prof. Kathuria and EMPI students
Mr. Gupta, appreciated the efforts of EMPI students for collecting material under their campaign “SAHYOG” for the calamity affected people of Uttrakhand and Orissa.
SAHYOG campaign was initiated by EMPI for collecting the material for the calamity hit victims of Uttrakhand and Orissa.
Faculty & Staff of EMPI with the collected material to be donated for Uttrakhand and Orissa natural calamity victims
EMPI's SAHYOG campaign and collected material for Uttrakhand and Orissa tragedy victims