Community Development Initiative


Vacation Workshops have been an integral part of the activities conducted in University. Community Development Initiative started from 2009 with a motive to inspire children of surrounding villages to aspire for better education and a better future. The Vacation Workshops are one of the ways to achieve the motive.

Community Development Initiative (CDI) 2017 is an initiative taken by the Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University which was executed by Office of Student Activities, Involvement & Leadership. This was the 8th edition of this programme. Various workshops were conducted for children from different villages of age 10 to 15 over the course of three weeks, from 15th May’17 to 2nd June’17, from 9:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M., to develop and improve their skills in several activities.

The workshops included

  • Terracotta
  • Spoken English
  • Folk Dance
  • Art and Craft
  • Computer
  • Mehndi &
  • Drama

The children of villages that participated in this initiative were:

  • Valad
  • Sargasan
  • Por
  • Raisan
  • Kudasan &
  • Koba

Each village had two volunteers who were appointed to bring the children to PDPU and then take them back.

An opening ceremony was held on 15th May’17, inviting all the children to the array of workshops provided. A closing ceremony was held on 2nd June, which exhibited what the children learnt throughout the 15 days of workshop. All the children were presented with a kit which consisted of a bag, tiffin box, water bottle and a book. Food was also provided to the children every day after the workshop.


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