Social Responsibility comes naturally to Inventure students…

Inventure’s six core values- Nurturing Teamwork and Individuality, Providing Maximum Exposure, Inculcating a Passion for Excellence, Instilling Integrity, Encouraging Sensitivity and Fostering Dynamism, are merely a collective pie in the sky if not translated into action through acts of social responsibility. On Saturday February 7, 2015, Inventure Academy students, faculty and students literally ‘walked their talk.’

Inspired by the civic group ‘Whitefield Rising’ (which has many Inventure parents as key members), around 75 Inventure Academy students, faculty and staff, gathered at Vathur Circle to stage a peaceful protest / awareness rally to ban heavy vehicles from plying on the Whitefield Sarjapur Road during peak traffic hours (see letter from Whitefield Rising below). Spurred on by Nooraine Fazal, CEO and Managing Trustee of Inventure, several schools on the Whitefield – Sarjapur Road joined in on the protest in an attempt to reduce the oppressive commuting time and horrible traffic conditions that children are currently subjected to.

Social Responsibility comes naturally to Inventure students… Not content with merely standing at Varthur Circle in muted silence, the Inventurers took it upon themselves to galvanize the crowd and composed witty slogans and chants to lend relevance and credence to the peaceful protest. It was indeed heartening to witness children ignoring the merciless onslaught of the heat, glaring sunlight, dust, noise, exhaust fumes and grime to make a point.

The enthusiasm and resolve of the students was infectious, even as the traffic police overtly began helping the students in their cause by lending the protesters a portable PA system and megaphone and suggesting where the protesters should stand to have maximum visibility to the motorists.

The students, faculty, parents and staff of Inventure Academy learned an important fact about themselves last Saturday: they learned that they can make a difference and having the courage of one’s conviction is truly the Inventure way. Carpe diem!

“Be the change you want to see in the world” – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Participating Inventure Students include:

Aahika, Ahaan, Anika, Arjun, Aryaman, Ashwin, Ashwin, Dhruv, Divyanshi, Diya, Druti, Eesha, Gokul , Mahima, Milan, Neha Nikhileshwar, Nikhita, Parthiv, Paul, Rohit, Roshni, Sahil, Sannah, Sara, Shivjeet, Srusthi, Sudhir, Tanish, Teghveer, Tehmina
Tejesh, Teresa, Varun, Varun, Vihaan, Vishwanatha, and Vyshnavi

And Inventure Faculty:

Nooraine Fazal, Ramesh Hariharan, Varsha Saxena, Anasuya Sirca, Anita Pant, Anappa, C. Stalin, Prabhu, Charmaine Alexander, Dinesh SY, Ekta Bhasin, Jason Basker, Lavanya Vimla, Neetika Khurana, Saiqua Zaki, Shampa Goswami
Swapnil Chikte, V. Lakshmi Narayan, Veerabhadrappa

Read more about Inventurers making a difference, in the Press:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/Students-want-trucks-off-the-road/articleshow/46160520.cms

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/stuck-in-traffic-jams-give-way/article6870070.ece?ref=tpnews

http://www.bangaloremirror.com/bangalore/others/Solution-right-there-but-no-one-cares/articleshow/46159887.cms

http://www.iamin.in/en/bangalore-north/news/ban-entry-heavy-vehicles-city-demand-whitefield-residents-52669

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/458399/residents-demand-curbs-heavy-trucks.html