Going ahead by miles

Going ahead by miles


Going ahead by miles

The RV College of Engineering celebrated its annual techno-cultural festival 8th Mile on a grand note recently. The mega event provided a platform for students from different parts of India to showcase their talents in the various technical and non-technical events.
Nearly 6,000 students, including over 100 students from other parts of the State, attended the three-day fest.

The campus was divided into six zones with different colours and the main stage, decorated in blue, was the greatest crowd-puller. Most of the dance and music events were held there. In the group dance category, Zhankar team from NITTE matched steps to an epic piece.

Cultural events like mad ads, street play, dramatics, contemporary dance, Eastern music, Western music and Anthakshari saw good participation.  Manisha Kamal of RVCE and Yamini of DSCE emerged as the winners in Eastern solo competition. Students of Bangalore Medical College and Dr Ambedkar Medical College turned victorious in the mad ads category.

Spelling bee competition was included for the first time in the fest and 35 students participated with enthusiasm. Technical events including on-the-spot programming, circuit debugging, paper presentation, robotics, line of control, robo-soccer, junkyard wars and CAD design were held with a minimum turn-out.

Literary events like mock CAT, parliamentary debate and general quiz were a big hit with the participants. Kannada events like Suttigondu Nimisha Nimishakkondu Suttu, Kannada Marjaala, Sugama Sangeetha and Rasa Prashne received a huge response.
Sports and gaming events like mini-football, paintball, zorbing, counterstrike, Dota and NFS were also big crowd- pullers. Fine arts events like poster-making, cartooning, college, photography, rangoli and short movie-making provided an opportunity to explore their creative quotient. Puneeth of Shirdi Sai Engineering College stood first place in rangoli competition and Vaswar Mitra of RVSA and Tamal Saha of DSCE emerged as winners in the cartooning section.

The Musical Night was the highlight of the three-day fest. The bands Ek and Retro enthralled the audience on the first two days and the biggest hit was the live performance by Benny Dayal and the team on the concluding day. This disciple of A R Rahman entertained the jam-packed crowd for nearly three hours.
“The theme of our fest was ‘mythology’ and hence we had decorated the whole campus with artifacts based on a mythological theme. We succeeded to grab much attention while the response for each event was really great,” said Archit, a volunteer.