“Be the change what you wish to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi
The department of civil engineering organised Gandhi Jayanti celebrations on 1st October, 2018 at 2.00 p.m. The celebration was inaugurated by Prof. Mathew Thekkekarottu Joseph. The heads of various departments, staff and students of civil department attended the event. The celebrations started with presenting the doodle sketch made by Yogesh Joshi (S.E. – B student), followed by lamp lighting session by the dignitaries. Mikhil Chavan (T.E. – A student) welcomed the gathering and explained the significance of the day. The students of T.E. – B made the occasion more beautiful through meaningful verses put forth in the form of a patriotic song.
The dignitaries also planted a sampling of fruit tree symbolizing the nature care
In view of the celebration, three competitions were organised by the department in which more than twenty students participated.
The details on the competitions are as follows.
- Poster Making Competition
- Elocution Competition
- Debate Competition
Students made beautiful posters on the theme ‘11 vows of Gandhiji’ in A3 size sheets. The event started prior to inaugural session at 10:00 a.m. with a time limit of 1.5 hours duration. The main objective of the event was to engross the hidden talent of the students. The students showed their abilities through art where in they expressed their feelings in the form of quotations, paintings, sketch etc. Based on the evaluation done by the heads of various departments, Yogesh Joshi (S.E. – B) was declared as winner.
The topic for the elocution competition was ‘Gandhiji’s view on education’. Students spoke well and addressed the topic from various angles with a good effort. They spoke fluently and to the point. Mrs. Sangeetha Rajagopal (Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering) evaluated the student performance and chose Athira Anil (S.E. – A) as the winner.
The topic for the debate, “Should dictatorship be considered instead of parliamentary democracy?” captivated the young minds and brought forth some very interesting perspectives not just from the debaters but from the audience as well. Students formed six teams presenting their views on for and against the topic. Mr. Karthik Nagarajan, Ms. Manisha Jamgade and Mr. Nitin Rane formed the jury and selected Aniket Gujale and Pranali Kanal (T.E. – A) as the winners.
The prizes for the winners were distributed by Mrs. Susan Shibu, student counsellor (PHCET). The celebrations were concluded with the Vande Mataram song sung by the student committee who worked ardently for the successful execution of the event.