Milan and Gracias- 2013" was a grand success. Altogether nearly 500 children from 8 different tribal,slum and rural regional and state project areas participated in 11 various cultural and sports competitions. Every child participated in least two events with deep passion and conviction to not only win but to demonstrate their true spirit of sportsmanship, It was a great platform for children to meet and compete with each other from diverse regional background (from three different states of India). Mr. Vijay Lancy a renowned Indian badminton player presided over the programme as the chief guest. In the end Hoskote-Chethana Rural Project- won the overall championship, who lifted and retained 'Milan' rolling shield for third consecutive time. The students felt happy to see all the performances by their sponsored children in Gracias and were inspired by the chief guests speech from Mr. Girisha Gowda, Silver Medalist for India in 2012 Paraolympics in London and recipient of Padmashri Award.
It was all possible because of student volunteers of CSA (Main Campus, Kengeri, and PU College) and Srujana (MA English Dept), who restlessly designed, planned and executed the entire event, nearly 140 student volunteers and 20 Volunteers from a Corporate Social Responsibility Group from Hewlett Packard took active role in organizing and making the event successful.
On the day of Gracias, students managed to put up 10 different stalls to showcase and demonstrate the significance of all the community development projects and programmes of CSA. Student Volunteers took lead in setting up the stalls with eye catching information materials to give effective presentations on the respective project and its areas and programmes of CSA to the visitors of each stall. All the stalls were graded by 3 faculty representatives of CSA and later MHCDP Maharastara won the best stall award, which depicted relevant information interms of creativity, content and presentation they were followed by two runner ups i.e Janakiram Layout Project and Kolar Project.