Mangaluru: Addressing the media persons during a press meet held at Mangalore Press Club, Alexander Mathews- Dean of MBA said, “Alva’s Institute of Engineering & Technology , Moodbidri, D.K. will be organizing Chakravyuh 2015 – a National Level Techno-Cultural Fest on the 11th,12th and 13th of April 2015. This year the theme is “Incredible India. Film Star Prakash RaJ will inaugurate the event”
He further said, “Chakravyuh is a platform to encourage students to exhibit their talents and skills from all disciplines. In last year’s Chakravyuh we had about 100 events spread across different streams of culture, dance, music and literature. This year Chakravyuh will be having 200 individual events on 18 stages with 24 categories testing the skills and endurance of thousands of participants across the country. The events include ‘Nari-Shakti’ a Women Self-defence workshop. There will be competitions in dance, music, fine arts, management, literary”
“A competition in C-coding for software professionals is also arranged. Technical events have workshops in ethical hacking by Rizwan Sheikh. Rizwan is one of India’s renowned Ethical Hacker, Information Security Researcher and Cyber Crime Consultant. Other workshops are on clay modeling, aero-modelling, a Robotics workshop by E-Yantra, paper presentations, talks by experts like Snake Shyam. The fest also includes Live concerts, Arcadia the gaming zone, a short film festival ‘Chitrotsav’, Laser tag, adventure sports, The Infamous humour fest, Motorig-3 and others which will definitely add to the variety” he added.
Concluding Mathews said, “Over 3,000 students across the country ranging from undergraduates to PG, to professional courses like engineering, medical, para-medical and MBA would be competing in this fest. We expect more than 20,000 people to visit the campus on the three days. A variety of events have been planned throughout the day for all visitors. LIVE performances from well known music bands like ‘Masala Coffee’, Shankar Tucker’s ‘Sruti Box’ and ‘Indian Ocean’ will keep the audience entertained. These shows are FREE and open to all. The musical shows will end by 8.30 pm. College buses have been arranged to take people back to Mangalore, Udupi and Karkala” .
The Alva’s Education Foundation has always laid stress on culture and tradition. To promote Indian culture and tradition, students of Alva’s colleges will display the culture and way of life of four regions in India. We have also arranged a food fest offering a range of food from different regions.Another highlight of Chakravyuh are the exhibitions. These will showcase the traditional artefacts used locally. There will also be exhibitions on rare-coin collections, philately, paintings, pencil sketches, photography, flowers, butterflies, fishes and books. Another exhibition will showcase the different carvings and statues of India. Motorig-3 is another exhibition of vintage and the latest cars. There will be a thrilling sequential display of car and motorcycle stunts. The Electronics Expo will exhibit various types of antique and modern electronic gadgets. A civil exhibition on Mohenjo Daro civilization is also being arranged”.
Prof Manjunath Kothari – Convenor of Chakravyuh, and Co-ordinators-Sushanth Lobo , Puneeth and Aashish Suvarna were also present during the press meet.