Taking Cultural Festivals To 'Robot Racing' Levels

Published: 20th March 2016 04:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th March 2016 04:08 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Vel Tech University (Vel Tech Dr RR & Dr SR Technical University) celebrated the second day of its cultural-technical fest, ‘Lavaza 2016’, with over 100 universities from across the nation taking part. 

The day began with a classical dance show in the convocation hall, followed by a rangoli competition which filled the C K Naidu stadium with a plethora of colourful designs.

“We believe in giving a holistic exposure to students with both cultural and technical events and are happy to see such enthusiasm,” said a professor.

Taking.jpgWhile the cultural events were eye-catching, technical events gained momentum as remote controlled robots battled each other at ‘Robot wars’ in front of the R&D building.

“It’s an initiative to invoke interest in robotics among students,” said Professor Surendran. As robots wrestled on one side, ‘Robot races’, of prototype cars racing against each other was going on, on the other side.

‘Talkathon’, poster-designing and calligraphy were other events of the day, with the audience’s favourite being ‘Shadowgraphy’, which involved the showcase of scenes from behind a screen through shadow figures.

The organ donation camp organised by the NCC volunteers saw hundreds of students thronging the stall to register for the cause.

“Around 350 students and teachers have registered themselves for organ donation and we feel proud to be a part of it,” said Deepika, a volunteer.

With over 15 groups performing, the much awaited dance event ‘hop blast’ was the icing on the cake. The event was judged by dancers-cum-choreographers Rinsen and Jafar, while film director V V Vinayak was the chief guest. The two-day fest concluded with a valedictory ceremony where the winners were awarded prizes.

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