BENGALURU: The Indian Institute of Science campus saw a swirl of activity as the annual science, technical and cultural festival, Pravega, got off to a start on Friday, attracting students from throughout the country.
The first day saw students lining up to participate in competitions such as literary puzzles and challenges in reverse coding, experimental physics and biology.
An undergraduate student at IISc, Pavan Malagimani, who is also one of the coordinators of the event, said, “We have tried to make it interesting.”
There were competitions that invited students from schools as well as colleges to come up with sustainable solutions to problems affecting the general public.
One of the highlights of the day was a talk by Dr R Balasubramaniam, founder of Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement, who spoke about Vivekananda’s insights into India’s problems and his vision for a resurgent India.
The main events on Saturday will be Science Quizine, a science quiz hosted by Thejaswi Udupa of Karnataka Quiz Association, and a series of competitions in physics, crime investigation and mathematical problem solving. In the evening the students will be treated to ELECRONYK, a DJ night hosted by DJ NYK.
The fest will culminate on Sunday with a performance by Indian Ocean, a contemporary rock and fusion band.
Among the other events are Lasya, group dance competition, Inquizitive, a quiz, remote-controlled car race, and chemical painting.
Also attending will be Dr Sharan Patil, founder of SPARSH hospital, and Riyas Komu, the artist and sculptor from Thrissur.
The entry is free of cost but one must carry a valid ID card.