‘EDUFEST’, an annual feature of Alpha Arts and Science College was held on Wednesday. This is a fête that encourages the creative talent of students in the fields of editing, publishing, generating funds and managing accounts for in-house journals like Envision, Bits and Bytes, Quest, Bio Spark and Chuvadu of the departments of Management Studies, Computer Studies, Electronics and Mathematics, Biosciences and Visual Communications respectively.
The fête comprises three events — release of journals, a debate on a student relevant theme and a musical extravaganza.
David Gainer, Public Affairs Officer, US Consulate General, Chennai, inaugurated Edufest ‘12 and delivered the inaugural address. In his address, he urged the students to take up challenges and to travel extensively. Visiting other countries will help to gain insight of one’s own self and turns out to be a rich experience in all aspects, he said. He extended a warm invitation to the students to enrol themselves in US-India Higher Education Fellowships. He said the fellowships, apart from serving education, strengthened the bond between the two countries.
The chief guest congratulated the student editors for bringing out the journals. He also mentioned the importance of getting to know marketing and publishing which is very demanding in this era. He said, “The tough time faced in compiling the journals will be a valuable experience for the future ahead.”
Gnani Sankaran, journalist and writer, moderated the Tamil debate on ‘Social Networking a bane or a boon to the Student Community?’ He stated that the role of social networking was very essential not only for the student community but also for all age groups.