Starting on the right note

Welcoming Atmosphere

Starting on the right note

Every college has its own way of welcoming first-year students and Amrita School of Engineering did so with two days of festivity held on its premises.

The event started off with the ‘M.A.D. (Music. Acting. Drama) Nite’, which was a curtain raiser for the following day’s event — Kalakriti, a talent hunt. This year’s ‘M.A.D Nite’ was a fabulous bash and incorporated different events such as dance, group songs and bands into it. Kalakriti, which was organised by Amritadhara, an ensemble of various clubs in the campus, opened up different vistas for the young minds with entertaining and informative events.

The cultural and technical wings conducted events in their respective fields, like ‘KYE’ (‘Know Your Equipment’) that gave students an insight on how day-to-day equipment works internally. Other events in Kalakriti included ‘Quantum Quest’ (similar to laser tag) and computer gaming. The cultural wing also conducted activities like creative writing, short film-making and photography contests.

The students showcased their talents in different verticals like theatre, literary events, dance, fine arts and music. In ‘Icon’, an event by the literary club, the fresher with the most promising personality and creativity was chosen. All the events, which were meant to invoke a sense of confidence among the freshers, were received well by them.

Akshay T Shankar, a first-year student of electronics and communications engineering from Kerala, said, “When I came to this college, I thought it would be too strict and orthodox. But all my notions were proved wrong when these events were hosted. I’m a fun-loving person and I thoroughly enjoyed the ‘M.A.D. Nite’. I think that Kalakriti is one the best talent search events I’ve ever attended.”

Praising the seniors, Akhil Yerbatia, a first-year computer science and engineering from Hyderabad, commented, “The seniors encouraged us and were helpful. I’m excited and looking forward to such events in the future.”

He added, “The events were multi-lingual, which was an integrating factor for the freshers and all the activities were thrilling. I got to explore the campus and learnt a lot.”
Chitramayi L, an electrical and electronics engineering fresher, added, “I’m lost for words. The seniors are extra sweet and I love them. All the events were fun!”

Amrita, a computer science and engineering fresher, said, “I participated in the face-painting and dancing contests and they were entertaining. There were so many events happening that I couldn’t participate in all of them.” She wrapped up, “The seniors were really helpful.”

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