By steadfastness and rational endeavor, FootPrints, which started with a paper presentation event in 2001, inaugurated by Shri. Narayan Murthy has now become the largest technical fiesta of Gujarat. FootPrintsX9 gave a platform to young minds from all over India to unveil their high-tech skills. RoboWar, car race, structure development events, coding events, weaving competitions and events based on complex chemical composition were the technical hallmarks of FootPrintsX9. The Guest Lecture series comprised of "Raghava Rao" - CFO, Amazon India, "Dr. David H. Grinspoon" - an astrobiologist and an advisor at NASA and "Peter C Schultz"- co-inventor of Fiber Optics. Advance Image Sensing Robotics (Anvira Education), Web Extension (Mozilla) and Machine Learning (Google Developer's Group) were the workshops conducted in FootPrintsX9. The event had a musical ending with an enthralling concert of youth sensation Gajendra Verma. Believing in reflecting joy, imparting knowledge and providing the impoverished with the needy stationaries, FootPrints has adopted 2 villages: Umarva and Shahpura under the segment FootPrints Social Responsibility. Every year FootPrints extends its arms wider than before to the people of these villages. FootPrints also created Guinness World Record for the largest paper bag in the year 2014. Primed for a new voyage, FootPrintsX10 is about to ascend. Await for the winter to feel the hustle of technicality.
Guest Lectures & Workshops
Non Technical Events
FootPrints, over the years, has made efforts of the grassroot level with an aim of creating a better society. Recognising these sustained efforts, FootPrints has been awarded the highest level of support to any non-profitable organisation by UNESCO, albeit a rare deed! With the perpetual support of UNESCO, FootPrints will continue to enrich the nurturing minds of probationers
Advancing in its way to create a rostrum for the youth to compete beyond technicality , FootPrints has always won credence of many. Due to its unfailing efforts and concerns, FootPrints has received patronage from MAKE IN INDIA and SKILL INDIA.
With a wide spectrum of ideas and consistent efforts, FootPrints succeeded in bringing the young enthusiastic minds together to create a better society. For the first time in the history of FootPrints, it has been awarded the patronage of South Asia Youth Environment Network (SAYEN) and Centre for Environment Education (CEE).
FootPrints was awarded with "The Young Contributor 2018" certificate at Sayaji Startup Summit for its never ending efforts for the betterment of the society and community.
We have received the Limca Book of records certificate which states "Students of The Maharaja Sayajirao University's Faculty of Technology and Engineering,Vadodara,Gujarat conducted a "Say NO to Plastic" campaign by making the largest paper bag at their annual festival FootPrints 2014 on Jan 12,2014. The bag was 18.55 m deep, 11.33 m wide and 2.94 m breadth. The work started at 7:30 am with 95 students actively participating and was completed by 4:30 pm."
For the first time in the history of The Maharaja Sayajirao University, Guinness World Record was awarded for the largest shopping bag made from paper which is 18.55 m (60 ft 10.3 in) long, 11.33 m (37 ft 2 in) wide and 2.94 m (9 ft 7.7 in) deep and which was achieved by FootPrintsX4 and Pastiwala.com and measured at the Faculty of Technology and Engineering, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat, India, on 12th January, 2014.
We have received an appreciation letter from Honorable Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Vijay Rupani praising FootPrints for remarkable contribution towards society.
"It's been a great experience starting from the hospitality and the way the administration arrangements are being made and it was a delight to watch the crowd gathered for the event."
"The organizers for these conference, everybody, everyone had been very very friendly and helpful and I found very enthusiastic to work with FootPrints."
"It has been a wonderful experience, it has been really fun and inspiring to see all the creativity, sort of chaos and the spirit I see walking around it's really nice I like it."
No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it. Teamwork is the ability to work together towards a common vision and to direct individual accomplishments towards organizational objectives. Team bonding is the fuel that helps common people like us to attain uncommon results. The strength of a team is its each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. We, at FootPrints, work effectively as a team which creates momentum, improves morale and wins contests. Teamwork makes dreams work and we have incorporated teamwork into our culture, creating the building blocks for success.
Human beings are social animals and we have developed a society for us to live in. One may see this society as a number of bricks stacked but each of them has a load to share and stability is to be provided in the whole structure. Even if one brick fails, the complete structure comes falling down just like the game of Jenga. Similarly, in our society, human beings have taken up different jobs and responsibilities in order to cooperate with each other in exchange for a materialistic thing called "Money".Read More
The advancement of mankind to cross the limitless boundaries, to explore and unravel the mysteries is possible by its scientific and technical superiority. The researches, inventions, and discoveries that occur day by day take us a step forward in this pursuit of reality. One such discovery was to obtain the first original picture of a black hole. But the question which arises in our mind is how to get an image of something from which even light can't escape. After all, an image of an object is the light reflected by the object and here light can not even escape from the black hole.Read More
There is a beautiful saying that goes as "Every human being has 3 faces." The first face that you show to the world, the second face you show to your family and close friends and the third face is the one you never show anyone, and that's your truest reflection of who you are. The need to lie comes from the desire to hide your true nature and intentions. One needs to understand that lying is more than just hiding the truth. Whenever one hides the truth from someone, then the only logical aftermath to it will be such that the other person remains unaware of the reality of the situation. Whereas whenever an incorrigible liar fabricates a scenario with the goal of lying then they make an imaginary reality that may or may not have other persons or objects associated with it. Here is where the real problem for the liar starts, they tend to live in the moment and once they've successfully lied to someone they often tend to forget their own fabricated plastic reality.Read More
"The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress." —Joseph Joubert
As rightly said, it's not been the same in the twentieth century. Arguments today are a more violent, less informative and plain exchange of ignorance. Why? With the advancing age of information and all the people having access to information right over one's fingertips, one seldom asks questions to anyone and if one does, the social pressure of always being right or up to date comes into the picture and hence slight bigotry is observed in millennials.Read More