Say, vPledge and work the change

Say, vPledge and work the change

Submitted by Kumuda on Sat, 2016-06-11 19:15 Bengaluru: It is not over if you just plan to plant trees or feed the hungry. Unless, you take a pledge to do what you believe in, things won’t change. That’s exactly what bothered Priyal Jain and Prateek Mahesh, young students and today, they are asking people to take oath to causes they believe in, through their app, vPledge. 13-year-old Priyal Jain from Delhi Public School, Whitefield and 12-year-old Prateek Mahesh, a student of New Horizon Public School have developed the app with the help of AcadGild, a technology education startup led by Vinod Dham and Vikalp Jain. The app was launched on Saturday. There are numerous social causes – conserving nature, donating meals, feeding stray dogs, using public transport, ensuring better health, hygiene or education – that seek your attention on the app. You can choose the cause close to your heart and take a pledge to address it. Once your contribution to the cause, you can share your accomplishment through online and challenge friends to take up too. This will only ensure a better society, says the duo. There are bigger causes with great points - feeding and caring for strays, distributing storybooks to poor children, walking 2-3 km every day to ensure better health and reducing vehicle emissions and donating meals to poor. “Social awareness is lacking among the people. We hope to bring a change in the society through the app,” they said.