'College festivals help enhance relationships'

'College festivals help enhance relationships'

26 teams from 20 colleges participating in Epitome 2K12

Fests are memorable. Along with healthy competition, a student can gain experience, interact and enhance relationships. One can also make new friends, said Glow Touch CEO Dr V Ravichandran after inaugurating ‘Epitome 2K12,’ a two-day national-level intercollegiate fest organised by St Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology at its campus in Beeri on Thursday.

Advising students to make the best use of these opportunities, he said “take these memories and put them into practice”.

“Many countries outsource their projects to India because we provide them the best quality products for lower rates. If our quality depletes, no one is going to outsource anything to India,” he said.

He regretted that many people get into a race of earning money after finishing college. “Money is not the ultimate. Learning is important. Today the greed for money is surpassing the hunger of knowledge. Recognition should come from within the organisation and not by demand,” he advised.

“Deciding what is right and what is wrong is important and it must be taught right in the childhood. This is the base for everything. Ethics and values separate you from the rest,” he said. “We are in a knowledge based economy. There has been a phenomenal change in the recent years with the introduction of computer education. However, no computer can compete with human mind,” said AIMIT Director Rev Fr Denzil Lobo SJ.

“Knowledge is the result of thoughts and thoughts is the keynote success of any organisation,” he said.

The two-day fest has various events such as Breaker, IT Quiz, Best Out of Waste, Paper Presentation, Coding and Debugging, Product Launch, Web Designing,Gaming, Dumb Charades, Video Editing, Treasure Hun, Jam, Best IT Manager and Cultural Competition.

‘Epitome 2K12’ was first hosted in the year 2000. The fest has been consecutively held for the past 11 years. As many as 26 teams from 20 colleges participated in the fiesta.