The Vertos of the School of Computer Science and Engineering has achieved a remarkable feat in serving the nation for a better purpose, and I am writing to express my heartfelt congratulations on this accomplishment. I am sure you will be pleased to learn that the Vertos team from the School of Computer Science and Engineering took first place in Incredible 8 (LPU’s Inter-School Vaccination Awareness Competition). Let’s Fight it Out team members, as well as their mentor Dr. Chirag Sharma sir, have put in a great deal of effort, as well as hardship and determination, to achieve their goals.
ROADMAP OF THE COMPETITION
INCREDIBLE 8 (Inter-School Vaccination Awareness Competition) is an initiative of the Student Organization Cell that aims to raise awareness and promote the use of vaccines to strengthen our fight against the virus. The Awareness Competition will be divided into four rounds. Competitions will last for 17 weeks, from 15 June till 13 October, during which students will be challenged to complete the awareness agenda for successful corona prevention.
- Round 1: Social Media Campaign
- Round 2: Get to Know
- Round 3: Road to Community Service
- Round 4: Corona Prevention Campaign
ROUND 1: SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN
All the content created by each team was shared on the Division of Student Welfare’s Instagram account. Teams received one point for every like, three points for every comment, and five points for every share. The winning team, Let’s Fight It Out, from the School of Computer Science and Engineering, was crowned the champion. Team CSE Gladiators from the School of Computer Science and Engineering came in second place in this round.
ROUND 2: GET TO KNOW
The dates for this round were the 26th of June through the 25th of July. This round’s focus was on providing guidance and assistance to own-school students who were in the process of getting vaccinations. A presentation on stage was required of all the teams that took part in the competition. The focus of the presentation was on how they planned to assist the students from their school with vaccination needs. The presentation received 30 marks. After that, the students were asked to provide vaccination certificates, which formed the second part of this round. A total of 5 points were awarded for each certificate. Let’s Fight It Out, A team from the School of Computer Science and Engineering was crowned champion in this round. During this round, Team Distant Saviours from the School of Lovely School of Distance Education came in second place.
ROUND 3: ROAD TO COMMUNITY SERVICE
The Covid-19 vaccinations are the most powerful weapon in our arsenal in the fight against the pandemic, and they can be won with the help of governments and communities working together. The most significant obstacle to vaccination has been “Vaccine Hesitancy,” which can only be overcome by increasing vaccine awareness. A few students went a step further and volunteered to create digital posters to raise awareness about the vaccination effort. The Community Service Round is an initiative to raise vaccine knowledge and assure the continuation of health measures throughout the pandemic. It involves supporting, elevating, and offering aid to communities to reinforce the country’s medical backbone. The members who went to the field tried to give the villagers accurate scientific information about the vaccination and explain why it is crucial in the pandemic fight. They’ve also attempted to give them information about the registration process to make it easier for them to register. Team Distant Saviours, A team from the School of Lovely School of Distance Education was crowned winner in this round. During this round, Let’s Fight It Out from the School of Computer Science and Engineering came in second place.
ROUND 4: CORONA PREVENTION CAMPAIGN
The dates for this round were the 27th of July to the 7th of August in the year 2021. To raise awareness of the vaccination program, each team will develop a social media campaign that will emphasize the dos and don’ts of what to do after getting vaccinated. Each team’s content was posted on the Division of Student Welfare’s Instagram account. The teams received one point for every like, three points for one comment, and five points for one share. No objectionable slogans, Bollywood songs, or other inappropriate methods of attracting viewers should be used during the social media campaign. It was also required to use authentic images and videos rather than those sourced from search engines. The winning team was Let’s Fight It Out from the School of Computer Science and Engineering. Team Unity from the School of Computer Science and Engineering came in second place in this round.
Incredible 8-LPU’s Inter-School Vaccination Awareness Competition ended on October 13, 2021, after an incredible journey that began on June 15, 2021. During the pandemic, it was the hard work and dedication of our faculty coordinators and student teams that enabled them to choose to work tirelessly for the good of society. It is clear from the following statistics that our students and faculty members were successful in “Bringing a Change”: –
- The social media campaign, which was carried out by all the teams, received approximately 51,000+ likes, 22,000+ comments, and 47,000+ shares.
- They were successful in vaccinating more than 10,000 students at Lovely Professional University.
- It is estimated that they organized approximately 230 social activities, during which they vaccinated more than 27,000.
- The videos from the social media campaign received a total of more than 84,000 views.
All these facts are more than sufficient to convey the amount of effort and dedication put forth by everyone who was a part of this event.