NSS unit IIT Mandi has taken a vital step by starting a 'literacy programme' for the children of migrant laborers working in the campus of IIT Kamand, Mandi on April 29th, 2014. This programme was inaugurated by Dr. Priscilla Gonsalves in the presence of NSS team and faculty members. Books, notebooks, stationary, cloths and footwear were distributed to those children. They are very enthusiastic and eager to learn. Although the focus of the programme is on promoting children’s literacy, the NSS unit will also take care of their nutritional requirements. It is decided by the NSS team that every day along with knowledge/awareness, nutritious food/fruits will also be served to these children.