The city saw the launch of one of the most awaited event, the annual techno-cultural fest, Apratim’16; in Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology on October 3rd, 2016. The fest is scheduled for October 14th and October 15th, the launch of which was full of activities, included cultural performances and art related competitions. Moving from their last year’s theme of ‘Beti bachao Beti padhao’, the theme of ‘Relive your Childhood’ is chosen this year.
The event started with a drawing competition for kids from Government Model School, Kishangarh. In the same, Neetu won the first prize. The main event, with the entire college present, kick-started with a motivational speech by the chief guest and principal, Dr. MS Gujral; followed by a tribute to Goddess Saraswati in the form of Ganesh Vandana.
This was followed by a speech from the convener of the fest, Aakash Sharma and the unveiling of the publicity campaign ‘Kaarvaan‘, part of which involves going to various schools and colleges to spread word about the fest. The official theme song for the fest, ‘When I Was a Child’ was also performed by students of 7 Notes, that too in a purely original condition.
The tail end of the launch included the formation of a human chain spelling Apratim (a tradition) and a dance performance by the Bhangra group of the college, ‘Punjabi By Nature’, which was largely applauded.
The launch wrapped up with a blood donation camp, which was held to further the cause of Thalassemia (the social cause for the fest) and also for promotion of the launch of a new app D2D- ‘Donor to Donor’, which allows one to find the nearest available donor in times of need.
The event proved to be a major success and now, the whole tricity is ready to witness the Phoenix soaring on this 14th and 15th.
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