Good break from studies

'Torque'

Good break from studies

Torque’, the annual fest of the mechanical engineering department of Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, was held at the campus recently.


Organised entirely by Avishkara, the students forum of mechanical department, the fest consisted of a variety of events like cricket, treasure hunt, dumb charades, ‘junkyard wars’ and quiz. Other exciting events like slow cycling, tug of war and hog-a-thon were also conducted and some indoor games like chess, carom and table tennis were also held.

The students who put together the whole show and those who participated in the fest were excited about getting a break from studies. “I was part of the dumb charades team and we won the event. It was a memorable experience and the events were well-planned,” said Sourabha Balaraj, a student from the electronics communication department.

In treasure hunt, Koushik Venkatesan, an industrial-engineering student, who came first said that the event was an unforgettable one. “I was exhausted but still didn’t give up. Different clues given and one by one, we had to roam around the college cracking them,” he said.

A final-year student, Uma Shiva Prasad who came second in the quiz competition, said that this was one of the most-organised quizzes she’d taken part in. “My teammate and I were in the sixth position till the final round and we moved to the second position only in the rapid-fire round. We were good at thinking under pressure,” she said. 

Another quiz competitor, Richie Kushalappa B, a final-year student of automobile engineering said that the competition was a learning experience.
 “The more one competes, the more knowledge improves. Most of the questions had simple answers but the quiz was challenging as it required looking at normal everyday things with a broader perspective,” he said.

One of the organisers, Bharath Shetty, a final-year student of mechanical engineering said that the students and faculty worked together to make ‘Torque’ a success. “This fest is also a platform for the seniors to take juniors under their wing and ensure that they carry on the legacy. It is during such events that strong bonds are forged,” he said.

Gireesh, another mechanical student, said that this was the first time he helped organise a fest of this scale. “This experience has given me the confidence to interact with my peers in a professional manner, working under constraints and still getting the required outcome,” he said.

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