On 12 January 2013, Spic Macay in collaboration with NSS, IIT Roorkee organized Akriti, a collage making competition for underprivileged children being tutored by Prerna and RT-Disha cells of NSS, IIT Roorkee. The event was held from 4.30 to 6 pm at the Multipurpose Hall, DOMS. The themes on which they could work were ‘Nature and Us’ and ‘India of my dreams’. The children, some of them still in kindergarten, astonished everyone with their vision and creativity. The first prize was won by a tiny child who’s dream India included education for all and sky-scrapers everywhere. The second and third prizes were both won by teams who explained the role of mankind in preserving the nature. Winning and losing aside, it was a gala time for the children who created wonders with only bits of newspaper and glue. It was a gratifying experience for the student volunteers of RT-Disha and Prerna as well who helped the children with their collages. The judge of the competition, Dr. Smita Jha, Program Officer, NSS, IIT Roorkee was quite impressed with the efforts put in by the children. On the parting note, she motivated the kids by telling them about the virtues of education and encouraging them to attend school regularly.