'Vidyuth-2011' off to electrifying start at VVCE

It was all happening, on day one of the three-day annual festival of Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering (VVCE) as stellar dance performances and innovative skits drew the attention of the youngsters.

While the theme for dances was ‘Put an end to female infanticide’, skits also sent out a message on the need for ‘Changing the education system’.

With 16 teams performing dances, eight teams engaged the crowd in humourous skits, often mocking the syllabi prepared by Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU).

‘Backlog Boyz’, a team from VVCE, had the complete support of the crowd, especially those with backlogs.Teams from All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH), JSS College, Ooty Road and B Somani  also participated in the dance performances.

Half-marathon

Earlier, the day started with more than 400 students assembling at the college premises at 7 am to participate in the eight km half-marathon for girls and 10 km run for boys.
Based on the theme ‘Stop Corruption’, students jogged through Trinetra Circle, K R S Road, Vontikoppal, Valmiki Road, Mathrumandali Circle, Kalidasa Road, Chandrakala Hospital.

At this point, the girls had to head straight to VVCE campus, while the men had to run an additional two km towards Yoganarasimha Swamy temple, St Joseph’s School.

While professional athletes finished the half marathon in no time, the amateurs enjoyed a long walk with their friends. Water and glucose were placed at all check-points on the route. While some even found time to have tea on K D Road, others treated themselves to tender coconuts to quench their thirst.

Winners: Boys category

B Somani College’s Punith finished first completing the 10 km race within 35 minutes.
Sathish Kumar of JSS College, Ooty Road emerged second finishing the half marathon in 39 minutes, four minutes short of the winner.

VVCE’s Ponappa had to be satisfied for the third place

Girls category

VVCE’s Manasa emerged winner completing the race within 45 minutes, while SJCE’s Sowmya Urs clinched the second place completing the race in 48 minutes.

Meghana of VVCE won the third place completing the marathon in one hour and 10 minutes. Several competitions including rangoli, solo singing and dance, on the spot painting were also organised.

Fashion show is among the major highlights at VVCE on Friday evening.

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