World Social Work Day at Amrita

The department of social work has observed world social work day on 19th March, 2013 under the banner of ASWAS. A competition called Social engineering was the highlight of the day. The programme was meant for non-social work students of the university to generate awareness on Professional Social Work among them. The competition was judged by Dr.Renjith.R. pillai (Asst. Professor and chairpersoopn, Dept. of Social Work), Dr.Rajeev.M.M(Vice Chairperson, Department of Social Work), Sri.Ranjith Kavumkara (Lecturer, dept. of social work), Ms.Arathy Aravind (S4 MSW Student) and Lekshmi Vimala (Students, S4 MSW). Continue reading


WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION Human chain and Street play

The Staff and Students of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetam and Volunteers of Yuva Dharma Dhara, the youth wing of Matha Amrithandamayi Math observed International women’s day on 8/3/12. A huge human chain was formed from Karunagapally to Vavakavu of about 2kms by students, staffs and inmates of Math. This human chain will represent oneness of women all over the world. This initiative was taken as per the guidance of “Amma”. Amma’s message stressed on how society must impart values to children at an

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Department of social work observed the world cancer day on 4th February 2013

The world cancer day was observed in the Amritapuri campus by the Amrita Social Workers Association (ASWAS). The day was observed with by wearing of pink ribbon to the students of the campus. The pink ribbon represents cancer awareness. The students of the department of social work presented charts with a view of giving awareness and knowledge about cancer. Students fixed pink ribbon and also were enthusiastic about knowing new things about cancer. The students and faculties of the department of social work actively participated in the program.

The programme was inaugurated by the senior lecturer Department of Social Work Mr. V.S Kochu Krishna Kurup. The chairman of the department of social work Dr. Renjith.R. Pillai , Mr.Rajeev M.M, Nishanth and Veena  was also in the forefront of the program and made it a big success. Awareness was given to the students about various aspects of cancer such as its symptoms, causes etc. with the help of the charts that was displayed there. The students who attended the program put their signature to express their support in the fight against cancer.

Report: Vishnu S

Photo: Bibin S Babu

photographs of the programme:

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The white ribbon campaign was organized by ASWAS [Amrita Social Workers Association] on the “International day for the elimination of violence against Women” at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham on 26th November 2012.It is a day to raise awareness of violence against women and is observed on every 25th of November since 2000. The programme was inaugurated by Dr.Renjith.R.Pillai ( HOD,Department of Social Work,Amritapuri). Posters and chart papers portraying the importance of the day were exhibited and white ribbons were distributed to the students of the campus.

Report: Sreejith


To commemorate the IDDR-2012 (International Day for Disaster Reduction – 13thOctober), the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority(KSDMA) in collaboration with five Social Work Institutions in Kerala has conducted a state wide Street play road show at 56 identified venues in different districts of the state. It was an initiative by KSDMA to enroll the Social Work Students in the activities for raising public awareness on disaster risk reduction by focusing on the theme –“Women and Girls-The Invisible force for resilience”.

To execute the programme, KSDMA has divided Kerala into five regions of three adjacent districts and reputed Social Work colleges from each region were selected to act as a nodal agency and to perform street play in four venues in each district as identified by the district administration. The five Social Work Colleges participated in the programme are: Continue reading


The Department of Social Work observed the World Indigenous Day on August 9, 2012. As part of this, the students organized various presentations and short movies related to the culture and protection of the indigenous communities in the country.

The students were divided into five groups and the following presentations were made.

1)      The international Day of Worlds Indigenous People.

2)      Indigenous people of India- a sociological profile

3)      Indigenous communities of Kerala.

4)      The Scheduled Tribes and other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act.

5)      Introduction of an NGO – Survival International.

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