Sport gets big fillip at this fest

Cultural fests, until a while ago, used to be a platform where students could express their creative side.

Today, the cultural fests not just encourage youngsters to showcase their dancing ability or singing prowess, but also revive their affinity towards sports. This was evident at the recently concluded Inter-College Fest ‘Elaan 2015’ organised at Apeejay Stya University, where the organisers encouraged the youngsters to engage in everything that would recreate their spirit to become all-rounders.

The Sohna campus of the institute brimmed with energy. Needless to say, the focus of the fest was firmly on ‘sports and athletics’ along with technology, art
and culture.

Spanning over three days, ‘Elaan 2015’ was dedicated to the holistic development of students who participated from 18 institutions across the National Capital Region. There were approximately 1,000 entries which added enthusiasm to the competitions held to lessen the otherwise prominent academic rigour.

Day one of the event focused on athletics and sports. The basketball and volleyball teams of the host college won the championship while GD Goenka University bagged the trophy in the football tournament.

The second day of the event, named ‘Tech-shield’, was divided into two major areas – ‘Drones’ and ‘Cloud Computing’. In about 22 different segments, more than 100 students exhibited their technology skills to win the coveted prizes in fields like robotics, coding, cloud computing, circuit simulation and designing. A major group of students also participated in a business quiz based on their design models.

The final day of the event – ‘Tarang’ – was dedicated to art and culture. It was then that the students and faculty witnessed popular competitions like fashion show, song and dance, twisted creations, ad mad and sequence arts, to name a few.

Ensuring that everything was in place, the student coordinators were seen busy throughout the day. “It took us two weeks to prepare for the event which included inviting all institutions, designing the event, coordinating with other allies and execution of the plan,” Narender Singh, a member of the organising committee pursuing his final year in M Pharma, said.

“As the host college, we tried our best to ensure a fair judgement for all the competitions. But all this would not have been possible without the guidance of our faculty members,” he added.

Hoping to get bigger and better next year, the students celebrated the success of the fest on the concluding day.

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