Human life is undergoing significant challenges since the outbreak of Covid-19. Despite the chaos of this difficult time, countless unsung heroes have come forward to pull the distressed out of their sufferings. Among them are Team Abhimanyu and Team Bheeshma, a group of IT graduates from SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Chennai. Neelesh Kumar, Prasanth Koyyalagunta, Prudhvi Vishwanadhula, Ruchika Pattjoshi, Vishnu Padmaraju, Parthu M, Irfan, Manoj Bhuma, Dinesh DT, Sai Sandeep, Vudutha Akhil, Akhil Thallada, and M Nikhil Kumar Reddy are young minds aged 24 to 26 pursuing higher studies abroad or employed at reputed MNCs in India. The Department of Student Affairs, SRM University-AP, appreciates their virtuous intentions and invites the teams on “Newsmakers” on June 12, 2021, at 11.00 am to share their incredible experiences on the path of serving humanity.
Team Abhimanyu-the Hope and Team Bheeshma-the Saviour were formed in May 2020 with a noble vision, “Attitude of Gratitude”, immediately after the Covid-19 outbreak in India. The main objective of the teams is to help the disadvantaged and vulnerable groups in society. They distributed groceries to 335 families of private school teachers who had lost their jobs to Covid-19 in Tirupati, Vijayawada, Nellore, Visakhapatnam, Chandragiri, and Hyderabad. Not only did they provide groceries to government school students, but they also offered a large quantity of hand sanitizers, masks, vaporizers, and stationary items. The teams travelled across the districts of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana conducting food distribution drives and raising funds for medical treatments, especially for private school/college teachers. Local newspaper “Sakshi” and ETV Network have featured stories about the teams and they were awarded mementoes for community services. The teams plan projects for educating the underprivileged and looking after the elderly in near future. Team Abhimanyu and Team Beeshma are perfect examples of old heads on young shoulders who sail on philanthropic voyages in spite of the challenges.
All are invited to the event on June 12, 2021, at 11.00 am, and are encouraged to listen to the inspiring story of these empathetic young minds.