The Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering recently held their annual cultural fest, ‘Torque’. This unique fest was organised by the students and for the students to display their talents on a big platform. Being the third consecutive year of the fest, the students ensured that it was bigger and better than the previous ones.
What really set this fest apart was the fact that it not only had cultural events but sports events as well. Events like ‘Arcania Quiz’, ‘Treasure Hunt’, ‘Dumb Charades’, football, cricket, ‘Counter Strike’, collage, basketball, ‘Self-efficacy: The Personality Hunt’, ‘Junkyard Wars’ were part of the fest. The highlight, however, was the much anticipated fashion show that drew a large gathering. One even saw a group performing the ‘Gangnam Style’, which got the crowd dancing.
Supreeth G Vattam, student of seventh semester, Mechanical Engineering, said the previous year, his seniors had set a benchmark for them, so they really had to work hard in making the event a grand success. “We had some very interesting inter-department competitions this year that really made the fest a fun event. But most of all, we learnt so much. We worked with juniors to make this fest a grand success,” added Supreeth.
Aravind Vasudevan, another students said, “‘Torque’ has always been a platform for the students and what makes it even more special is the fact that it is done by the students as well. Moreover, it has also proved to be a great platform for the seniors and the juniors to work together as a team and learn from one another. I have had a wonderful experience ever since the inception of this fest. And this year, I really liked the ‘Dumb Charades’, ‘Counter Strike’ and ‘Junkyard Wars’ events.”
CPS Prakash, head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was happy to see the zeal and enthusiasm of the students while organising the fest.
“Given the tight academic schedules and pressure to excel, the students often focus solely on academics and are deprived the opportunity to prove their talent in other fields. That’s why we encourage them to hold such fests. It not only rejuvenates them but also bring out hidden talents,” he adds.