The first day at Techniche, the annual techno management festival of IIT Guwahati has filled the audience and participants from various colleges in Northeast and nationwide with lots of fun and rich experience in technology and management related events. The day started with various events like Workshops, Lecture series, exhibitions and finished with nites and drum circle show.
In the morning, there were the nationwide prelims of Escalade, a pole climbing robotics competition where students from 12 cities all over the nation participated to test their robotics temperament. From Guwahati and adjacent areas, there were 50 teams out of which 6 teams were selected for the final round. This was followed by exhibitions by The Northeast frontier railway. In parallel, the first rounds of Junkyard wars & Techscribe and the prelims of Bermuda Triangle under Predef module occurred. The events are team based and require proper planning and coordination between the team mates. The Best Manager and Case study competitions were offered by Corporate Module on Day1. The participants, fully clad in Business attire, were trying to impress the judges and outsmart their peers.
The Day1 lecture series line-up included Bikas Sinha the Homi Babha Chair Professor, Kota Harinarayan the father of India’s Tejas programme and Peter Atkins, the author of well-known series of Chemistry books. There were greeted by a full auditorium and from their part , they shared the deep knowledge in their fields and inspired listeners to work for a better India. Quoting the words of Dr. Kota Harinarayana,
"In 1840, India had 16% and USA had 2% of World GDP and in 1980 India had 3% and USA 22%. Innovation and willingness to take risk will always be the key."
The industrial Conclave too showed a strong line-up with Arun Iyer(National Creative Director, Lowe Lintas) , Geetu Verma(Executive Director-Foods, Hindustan Unilever) and workshop by Sanjay Mehta (Joint CEO, Social Wavelength).
The Literary Module, being organized for the first time in Techniche, started the day with MUN and Spell Bee competition. The flagship event of literary module, Model United Nation witnessed heated debates by delegates representing different country on the Tehran Convention and in the General Assembly.
The evening marked the start of Robocalypse, the robot fighting competition. The clash of the metals produced much awe among the audiences and gave indications as to what is reserved for Day2. The smile on face of the participants at the end of the day showed the hard work they had put for their respective events and the success they got from it.
The Day1 nite of Techniche started with a stimulating Drum circle performance. It was followed by the performance of Stand-up comedian, Kanan Gill, who brought in the much needed humour at the end of a fast paced day. Overall the Day1 of Techniche provided the participants a platform to measure the output of their hard work and also to know the level of their peers and gear up for the main rounds on Day 2 and 3.
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