CHENNAI: There were hundreds of students from around State and other parts of the country, all enthusiastic and excited, who gathered at the convocation hall of the Vel Tech University, as ‘Lavaza 2016’, the two-day cultural and technical fest, kicked off on Friday.
It was was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner of Police (Ambattur) R Sudhakar and popular singer Grace
Karunas. The fest is an amalgam of cultural and technical events, during which about 450 participants from various colleges exhibited their talent in 16 different events that were conducted during the day. In all, a total of 102 institutions were part of the events. The most awaited event was ‘sound check’ (light music) hosted by RJ Shah, that was judged by acclaimed music composer SS Thaman. It was a major hit among the youngsters, evident from their loud cheers all through the event.
The solo music event ‘harmonics’ saw such spectacular performances by amateur and trained singers that made the judge, Grace Karunas, comment: “the level of performance has made judging very difficult.”. Entertaining the gathering further, popular city-based singers, Noel Sean and Mounima, who were part of the jury, crooned a few popular hits.
For the geeky ones, there were also technical events such as ADmad, tech glitch, tech hunch, mime, graffiti and reverse engineering saw the participation. “I loved the tech hunch quiz. I got to learn new facts and got to share my technical ideas with fellow students,” said a student from Salem.