Bharatiyam 2012 at Bharati Vidyapeeth Dare to Dream
Bharatiyam, a three-day techno-cultural extravaganza organised every year by Bharati Vidyapeeth University College of Engineering, Pune, attracts participants and guests from all over India. Bharatiyam 2012 was held from 15 March to 17 March earlier this year. A total of 21 events from all the engineering departments were held, making possible the dream to make the whole event evergreen. All the students and staff of the institute worked hard to make this Bharatiyam a successful endeavour. Their efforts were showcased at the event.
The festival attracted students from colleges like MITCOE, AIT, SIT, PICT, IIT Bombay and many others. It comprised both technical and non-technical events. Technical events such as paper presentation, circuit designing, and project display were held and there were fun activities like rappelling, flying fox and treasure hunts in the non-technical section.
It didn’t stop there! A rock show, a ghazal night, a fashion show and a cultural night were all organised in the evenings of these three enthusiastic days, which was appreciated and enjoyed by all the students, staff and participants from different colleges. Overall, Bharatiyam 2012 turned out to be a successful venture repaying all the hard work and sleepless nights put in by the staff and students. It ended with a nostalgic feeling on everyone’s face as it happens to be the most awaited event for all the institutes.
A perfect blending mixture of all the categories made Bharatiyam 2012 uniquely beautiful and fruitful as it portrayed learning, knowledge, fun, experience and enthusiasm at the same time.
At Jamia Millia Islamia
In an endeavour to provide students an enjoyable and interactive opportunity along with managerial experience, the Computer Society of India Student Chapter, Jamia Millia Islamia (CSIJMI) organised AlgoRhythm. Inaugurated by Shakil-uz-Zaman Ansari, Member Secretary, National Commission for OBC, the event hosted a performance by Deepak Saini, who enthralled all with his comedy act. The festival was sponsored by Idea, Hero Honda, NICT, Indian Bank, Career Launcher and Youth Incorporated, which, apart from being the magazine partner also provided gift vouchers to the students. The festival had a plethora of events lined up, adding up to a total of 50 for the 8000 plus visitors.
The events included technical ones such as ED Max, Eureka, Hello World, Java Pro, Tux Coder, Backtrack, which tested the participants’ skills in programming, paper presentation and engineering drawing. Simultaneously, the cultural events like Street Play, Crux, Gladiatorz, Nukkad Natak, Snap It, Tekken 3 and Gali Cricket provided opportunities for participants to show off various talents.
An independent slot was allotted to the Lounge Zone, which included activities like bulls eye darting, carrom, rangoli making, t-shirt painting and so on.
Who Dares Wins was hosted by RJ Rahul Makin, who also featured the students for a week on his late-night show on 92.7 BIG FM. Participants were judged on courage and impromptu gumption. The first day culminated with Shaam-e-Ghazal, performed by Ustaad Zameer Khan, while the second day was highlighted by The Impulse Show that had professional bikers performing stunts. The final day saw a rock show, showcasing the vocal talents of Tauheed, headed by Dhruv Sufi. AlgoRhythm’12 proved to be a grand success and credit goes to the students who had worked tirelessly in organising the festival.
Cultural Firecracker at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College
Medical students have academics-oriented, single-track, info-burdened minds, right? Well, Ashwamedh 2012 proved this premise wrong. Planned and executed by the students of Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College (Sion Hospital), this four-day cultural firecracker began with a bang. The Doctor’s Debate saw eight reputed medicos hammer each other in a war of words in a packed Physiology Lecture Theatre. The events that followed were equally popular, with many garnering participation from other Mumbai colleges, medical and otherwise.
The theme this year was Pirates’ Plunder: The Voyage to Victory. In keeping with this, the ground floor of the college building was transformed into the set of a Johnny Depp movie, complete with the prow of a pirate ship, torch-lit caves and life-sized cannons strategically placed around the corridors.
Many of the traditionally entertaining events such as Bathroom Singer and JAM were retained, while many others were revamped. Some of the notable new entries were Around the World in Eighty Minutes, a port-trip circumnavigating the globe, and Yuck Yuckier Yuckiest, which saw participants consenting to do the unprintable. KidZone and Minute to Win It took us back to our childhood, while Vocals and Marathi debate kept us enthralled. The pinnacle was the staging of a full-fledged, two-act Marathi play with a cast of amateur student actors in the new Main Auditorium, which drew thunderous applause from all and sundry.
If the days were multi-hued, Ashwamedh Nites were in technicolour. Beginning with Puneri dhols, the Marathi Nite witnessed an electrifying performance by Ameya Date. Dance Nite drew nineteen entries in the solo, duet and group categories, while Fashion Nite marked the performance of the self-composed college song. Raja Hasan lent a fitting end to the fest with a medley of numbers that kept us dancing. At the end, everyone wondered- ‘Why do all good things come to an end?’
NSIT Celebrates Delhi’s Spirit
From March 16-18, 2012, Moksha– the annual festival of Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT) livened up the city of Delhi. Interestingly, the theme of the festival reflected the spirit of Delhi in keeping with the idea of celebrating Delhi’s golden jubilee along with Moksha’s 10-year anniversary. The festival kicked off with an inauguration by officials from Amdocs. The three exciting days saw around 10,000 people spend a good amount of time engrossed in various activity in the college, which was adorned with the vibrant colours of Delhi’s monuments. Many colleges from Delhi such as Delhi University, Amity and IP University participated along with teams from Patiala, Meerut and Chandigarh in a host of events that covered the entire spectrum from dance, photography, trivia to writing activities, sports and theatre. The definite highlight of Moksha was when playback singer KK completely mesmerised the crowd on March 17. Some of the most popular events included the Bhangra competition the Theatre Fiesta, dance competitions- Oorja and Mudra, and the street dance competition.
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