Time to chill out

The students of BMS College of Engineering sure know how to make the best use of their holidays. They have been spending their vacation in an exciting and adventurous way. When Metrolife spoke to some of them, they were more than happy to share their vacation plans.

thrilled Ashwini (second from left) along with friends during a trek.

For most students, the vacation is a time to pursue their passion and for others, it’s a time to relax, refresh and rejuvenate. Karthik Shetty, a final year student of civil engineering, is busy indulging in some adrenaline-pumping activities. “I am part of the mountaineering club in our college and we keep conducting adventurous activities on a regular basis. Recently, we held a training session for juniors. We had also gone trekking at Bandajje, a place near Dharmasthala. It was a great experience to trek in this cold weather,” beams Karthik. Encouraged by the success of this trek, he is planning to hold another trek soon.

He also spends time reading the newspaper and watching movies and plans to visit his relatives soon. But he is quick to add that he hasn’t sidelined his academics and that he is working on his project at the same time.

Ashwini Kulkarni, a final year student of electronics and communication, too is having fun during her holidays. “Our exams got over in the first week of January and the college reopens in February. I am making the best use of this opportunity,” she says and adds that she spent the first week of her vacation watching movies. “In the second week, I had gone to Coorg with 13 students from our college. We had gone trekking at Kotebetta and stayed overnight on the peak. We even put up a tent and cooked over there. It was a memorable experience that I will cherish for life,” says Ashwini.

She will be shopping around the City as well. “It’s the right time to shop as every brand has come out with seasonal sales, offers and discounts. I will be ready with a new wardrobe for the coming semester,” she adds. Prakash S R, another student of electronics and communication, had gone all the way to Mangalore for the National Youth Festival.

“Around 25 students from our college had attended the festival. It was an amazing experience and we had loads of fun. We took part in events like water skiing and parasailing and witnessed the beautiful sunset also,” he exclaims. For the rest of the holidays, he wants to focus on his project work.

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