Bhubaneswar: The annual techno-management fest of KIIT University ‘Kritansh’ concluded here today.
It was an evening of celebration with singers of international repute Ash King and Riya keeping the audience spellbound with their foot tapping numbers.
Earlier in the day, participants competed with one another in an interesting assortment of events. The major attraction of this day was aqua-drivers, a robotics event. The challenge here was not only to race against time, but also against the waves of water. Success depended upon the best understanding and anticipation of many situations that the raging water body might throw up.
Similarly, the event, ‘Problem Statement’, was designed to challenge the students’ knowledge, imagination and creativity. It revolved around the concept of laying siege and gaining access to a heavily guarded fortress. Stack ‘Em Up, and event of ‘Learn’ segment, caught up students’ imagination. There were more than 300 models of different monuments, ship, etc made by the participants.
More than 1,000 participants from different institutes participated in three-day long techno-management fest. They vied with one another in a string of events like Bulls and Bears, Genesis, Annual Multi-Disciplinary Business Management Game (Kronos), Contraption, Innovative Bridge Design (Megabuliders), Elektrina, Innovation Intensified, Ground Zero, Rhythmus, Innovative Mind, Kalakriti, Klick, Snap n Splash, Quests of the Strings, Krukshetra, Khoj and Karmayudh. Participants won more than 12 lakh cash prize in different events. More than 40 events were held in eight different categories.
On its valedictory session, Chief Guest Mr. Jim Nickel, Dy. High Commissioner of Canada to India said “Students are future of any nation”. Mr. J. Andersson, eminent Journalist and Editor of renowned travel magazine of Sweden ‘Vagabond’ said that his views about India changed after visiting KIIT & KISS, while pointing out that in western countries, there are still many misconceptions about the country and its people. Ms. C. Mahanandia, Member, House of Nobility, Sweden said that anything is possible with true love. Eminent film maker and director, Mr. Neelamadhab Panda also graced the occasion. In his welcome address, Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS said that youths should shape their future with responsibility and concern for the society. Among others, Prof. (Dr.) D. K.Tripathy, Pro VC, KIIT and Prof. A. S. Kolaskar, VC, KIIT were present.