Mangaluru: The Zonal Level Competitions of Sahyadri Science Talent Hunt-2015 held at forty two zonal centres in Karnataka and Kerala over the last month culminated in the finale at the Campus with the zonal level winners taking part in the finals in Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management who was host to 1500 students from 200 colleges. Close to 300 projects were put on display by all the participating PU colleges. The event was inaugurated by the lighting of the lamp in the august presence of Dharmendra Singh Global Head- Post Merger Integration-Corporate M& A Schneider Electric, Satyen Parikh, Founder & CEO at Team Talent & Empowerment Consultants, Dr. G.Nagalingappa, Professor and Chief Mentor, Silverlining.edu, Yogananda, Special Officer, VTU, Belagavi, Manjunath Bhandary, Chairman, Bhandary Foundation, Dr. U.M. Bhushi, Principal, Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management and Prof. Sudheer Shetty, Co-ordinator of SSTH-2015.
The day-long events witnessed students showcasing their talent in projects, models and quiz competition. They had the opportunity to interact with the guests individually as well as through a panel discussion. The panelists for the day were overwhelmed by the event and congratulated Sahyadri for hosting the unique program. The panel discussion opened with the Principal, Dr U.M. Bhushi being the moderator. Dr. K. Byrappa, Vice Chancellor, Mangalore University opened his statement in appreciation of the wonderful concept which has ignited the young minds drawn from different parts of the state. He said that research is a passion which has to be nurtured. He encouraged the participants to think on these lines and etch out a career in the same.
Dr. G. Nagalingappa, Professor & Chief Mentor, Silverlining.edu, addressed on the software and hardware industries and how they serve as important in educating the students on lines of opportunities. He said that the companies today look for multi- faceted people and the present generation being tech savvy and multi talented in on a better edge in going about with digital communication at multi-levels. He put across a holistic view on the whole.
Dharmendra Singh Global Head- Post Merger Integration-Corporate M&A Schneider Electric congratulated the participants and said that every participant is a winner. He assured the participants that he would render support in their projects and help them see them into products. He encouraged the students to think out of the box and pursue their interest and be innovative.
Satyen Parikh, Founder & CEO at Team Talent & Empowerment Consultants, appreciated the efforts put in by the participants and Sahyadri for organising the event. He stated that we are the biggest critics of ourselves in seeing success and the biggest hurdle which lead to our failure. He motivated the students to connect the dots and thereby extend to the next level. There was a question & answer session which was answered by the dignitaries. The dignitaries assured their full support to the budding scientists.
At the valedictory, Manjunath Bhandary, Chairman, Bhandary Foundation in his presidential address. In his motivating speech, he said that it is not academics which is the criteria to excel but along with academics, talent, intelligence and passion is very important. He called upon the students to use the platform provided by Sahyadri and interact with eminent invitees and develop their knowledge. He said that if India has to develop then “I” should be the change, which was a beautiful answer given by him to a question posed by a student. He said that SSTH is a step towards that change.
The curtains came down on The Sahyadri Science Talent Hunt-2015 with the awarding the prize winners