NITK 'Incident 2019' ends with a bang

NITK 'Incident 2019' ends with a bang

‘Incident 2019’ at the National Institute of Technology – Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal, left the turnout thrilled.

The 40th edition of Incident, the annual cultural festival of the National Institute of Technology – Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal, was a huge success with the turnout being thrilled beyond words.

The event, which is the second biggest festival in South India, attracted over 40,000 students from 200 colleges across the country.

Incident 2019 was launched with the celebrated music composer Gurukiran and Subedar Major Yogendra Singh Yadav in attendance during the inaugural function on February 28. The Major is the youngest person to have been awarded the Param Vir Chakra (PVC) for his action during the Kargil War of 1999.

Comedy Night, held after the inaugural programme in the evening, had the crowd rolling with laughter in the seats as Rahul Subramanian, an engineering graduate, cracked jokes on engineering and Bengaluru weather.

Under the aegis of InciTalks, a unique forum providing for an exchange of ideas between personalities and students, founder of Verzeo (a cutting edge EdTech Company) V V Subrahmanyam, Commander Kailash Girwalkar (1971 War veteran, a Nao Sena Medallist), and Major Yogendra Singh Yadav interacted with the students.

The audience was stunned when Major Yadav declared, “Personal safety is the last on a soldier’s mind. Security of the nation and its citizens remains paramount.”

The day ended with a memorable fashion show, Haute Couture in the night.

On Day 2, three speakers, including A Ramon Magsaysay Award winner Dr Harish Hande, former Paralympian Malathi Holla, Yogesh Ghaturle (co-founder of Perpule an upcoming Supermarket app) left the students motivated.

In the evening, Sinesweep, an all-professor band, ensured that the crowd at NITK beach went wild at the foot-tapping music.

Incident 2019 ended on a spectacular note with Encore Night on March 3. Amaal Mallik, Bollywood singer and music director had the crowd screaming and dancing to his chart-topping tracks such as ‘Suraj Dooba Hai’ and ‘Kar Gayi Chull’.


Prof K Uma Maheshwar Rao, NITK director, said that it had been extremely delightful to witness months of hard work of the Incident team getting paid off.

“Incident has been growing in demeanour with every year. This year, along with cultural competition, workshops and some of the best in the field artistes performances, we had great speakers sharing their experiences with students and inspiring them. I will like to thank the entire team of students and administration who worked day and night for the success of the fest. A special thanks to all the partners and sponsors who rendered their support all through,” the director stated.