A wise man once said “tis’ engineers who know how to party“, it is certain that he was an engineer too, but the point is that he was right. The campus of Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology(CCET) had the air thinner with excitement and thrill of the events to come, as their techno-cultural fest, Apratim: Relive Your Childhood started on November 11th, 2016. The energy of the day was as if standing on the edge of a cliff, and the tension on the faces of the students working as efficiently as they could to make this event a success was quite prominent.
‘Apratim’, meaning ‘the winner’, is a fest about 15 years old. This year, the fest was opened with eager faces waiting for their own event to enter the spotlight. In the meanwhile, the dance competition enthralled the audience in the auditorium, the finals of which is supposed be take place on November 12th, 2016. The lab saw the L.A.N gaming in progress, where students exhibited their prowess in the virtual world. A self-made robot obstacle course race was a treat to watch for engineers and common folk, in the campus beautifully decorated.
The fest also saw a Paralympic Tennis athlete by the name of Boniface Prabhu, who was on a journey from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, as a means to spread a message of empathy and love towards the disabled. He taught the eager crowd a few sign language messages, referring to us as the future of the nation. He stood for inclusion of the disabled in the common folk.
On one side, there were some folks running around, busy expressions on their faces, managing everything; while others were playing games, taking pictures and just trying to have a great time with their friends. The college buzzed about with the arrival of Mankirat Aulakh in the evening and the performance at night. The spirit of the youth was reflected at such occasions.
With everything managed and created by the students, the fest was a ‘must-attend’.
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