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Vignan Mahotsav-10 gets under way

Staff Reporter

Boy from Bangalore declared winner in the personality round

Photo: T. Vijaya Kumar

Students taking part in various cultural programmes as part of Vignan Mahotsav-10 at Vignan University at Sangam Jagarlamudi on Saturday. —

GUNTUR: The bull ring at Aryabhatta Orbit Open Air Theatre on Vignan University premises was buzzing with activity on Saturday. The stage was brightly lit up with colourful posters in the background for Vignan Mahotsav-2010. The high decibel music added excitement to the show.

They were waiting for the formal inauguration to get over and then get on with the events. The mood was setting in with a dose of informal events.

The boys jumped on the stage and went on describing themselves and their brands as well. “Shirt-Mufti, trousers-Spykar, shoes-Puma etc. And there was a big round of applause when one boy chirped in ‘jockey’!” The boy from Bangalore was cool and was declared the winners in the personality round.

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Creative minds got working in ‘Creative Writing’ competition.

A poster was beamed on a screen and the students asked to write an essay describing it. The dusty fields of the university were buzzing with sporting activity as the volleyball matches were in progress.

The events were diverse. They included cultural events- singing, dancing, mock press, fine arts- painting, Rangoli and dumb charades. The literary activities included, creative writing, JAM, Quiz. A whole lot of technical events were also conducted from afternoon.

Indian Institute of Chemical Technology Director J.S. Yadav inaugurating the festival exhorted the students to choose a career of their liking. Reminiscing of his younger days, he said when he had a choice of selecting a career in Government and that of a research scientist, he chose the latter because he liked science so much that he even gave up engineering.

Kaza Ramesh, senior vice-president, highlighted the success formula. Effective communication skills, networking with friends and peers and community participation is key for success, he told the students.

K.P.R. Chowdary, AICTE member and former principal of Andhra University Pharmacy College, asked the students to make the best use of opportunities. Chancellor of Vignan University Lavu Rathiah, who presided over the function, said the Vignan Mahotsav had been a platform on which the latent skills of students were brought to the fore.

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