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CULTURAL DIASPORA ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

The first step towards change is awareness. The second step is Acceptance.


The consumption of illegal drugs continues to be a major health problem internationally. Awareness regarding drug abuse must start at a very young age. Existing studies have found that drug users start consuming drugs at an early age. Accidental and intentional behaviours that are associated with drug and alcohol use represent one of the leading preventable causes of death for the 15 to 24-year-old population. Drug usage among student population results in underperforming in studies, delinquency, anger and depression.
Researchers have taken place and still going on to identify risk factors associated with adolescent drug usage. And taking preventive measures for the same has become the need of the hour! Preventive measures includes providing appropriate information to the target age group, material to help young people recognize and resist pressures to engage in drug use,  deliver information through interactive methods etc. Successful prevention programmes should incorporate all of these characteristics and can then be provided through the family, school, community or healthcare community.
Taking all the above reasons in to consideration, Srishti in association with Pratheksha have taken up its social responsibility towards drug abuse awareness. Mr.Vishnu has initiated it by conducting awareness classes at St. Vincent School, Kaniyapuram. Children found it very interesting as it is an interactive session.
We Srishtians try in the best ways to bring hope and joy to people around , and try to create light despite of all the darkness around!!

Prathidhwani's Qisa Film Festival 2016


Prathidhwani's Qisa Film Festival 2016 (PQFF 2016) is Short film festival aimed at IT Employees Kerala.
PQFF 2016 is a short film festival that will be conducted for the 5th time in #Technopark. The film festival, slated for December 3rd 2016 at the Travancore hall, Park Centre intends to provide a platform for film-makers and film enthusiasts to explore short cinema.
It is a great opportunity for all the techie film makers to showcase their work as well as a grand occasion for around 1 lakh IT professionals from around 600 IT companies across Kerala, who will get the opportunity to participate, watch and witness first-hand.
The movies will be reviewed by a panel headed by film critic Sri. M F Thomas, a state award winner for the best book on cinema for "Addorinte Chalathira Yathrakal" in 2006 along with national and state award committee. State award winning film Directors Sri. Sanal Kumar Sasidharan & Smt Sreebala K Menon also will be part of the jury.
Screening of films by participants will be held on 3rd December 2016 at Technopark, Trivandrum. The registration of films for the festival is open till 25th November 2016.

Trivandrum Marathon


Trivandrum Runners Club will host the Trivandrum Marathon, a 10K corporate relay on October 30, 2016. The marathon is Kerala's first ever prize money full marathon and also includes a half marathon, kids mile, 10K for under 18, 10K open and 2K family fun run along with races for differently abled children. The full marathon will be a team event and each team must comprise of 5 members who will run a distance of 2km each to complete the total distance. For registrations and further details email at: tvm.tracs@gmail.com
or call +91 9846699979 (Sujith K Mathew - Convener)

Animaker at Meetup Cafe


KeralaStart-Up Mission will conduct a workshop on "How to animate your startup Story" by Animaker at Meetup Cafe, Kerala Startup Mission,Technopark Campus on October 24th from 2pm to 4pm.
Register Here: https://goo.gl/forms/knMAGp5PGiqQNSVl2

3D Designing and Printing


The #KeralaStartupMission will host a '3D Designing and Printing' workshop on Saturday October 15 from 2pm to 5pm at FAB LAB Trivandum, IITMK building at #Technopark as well as the FAB LAB Kerala office, Kerala Technology Innovation Zone, Kinfra Hi-Tech Park, Kalamassery, Kochi. The workshop is free and open to all with limited seats available at both centres. For registration and further details log on to: http://fablabkerala.in/machine/eventdetail/4