Sahyadri College Day -‘Utsav 2k17’ celebrated with Great Joy & Glamour
Mangaluru: College wore a festive air as “Utsav 2k17”, the College Day was celebrated in the Campus. Dikshith Rai, Founder, Codecraft Technologies Pvt. Ltd, Mangaluru and G Govindraj Prabhu, Sales Head Publishing and Export, Manipal Technologies Ltd, Manipal were the Chief Guests of the Inaugural Ceremony. For the very first time, the Sahyadri Chande Team played Chande as an accompaniment to escort the guests onto the dais. The Chief Guests inaugurated the programme by the beats of Chande which was a unique experience for all gathered during the ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion, G Govindraj Prabhu mentioned that he was trained on Personality Development only after he joined the job and at college, priority was given to academics alone, however at Sahyadri there is a balance between academics and other activities like Cultural, Social and Management which shall make students ready fit to the industries. He emphasized on Innovation being the Mantra of the Day and urged the students to not limit themselves to their domain area, but explore and involve in whatever tasks they perform.
Dikshith Rai, during his speech, highlighted few pointers that played a key role in his success – Be nice to yourself and to others, Develop Skills every day, work hard and there is no alternative to it, Compete with self to be better each day than competing with others.
Prof. Balakrishna S S, the Vice-Principal, read out the annual report for the academic year 2016-17 and highlighted the achievements and accolades received by the institution. In his Presidential address, Dr. Umesh M Bhushi, Principal stimulated students to derive pleasure out of whatever task they do which fetches excellence to self. He also reiterated the importance of holding Cultural Celebrations which is a means to recreate the energy and the same energy should continue in studies as well. He also shared an anecdote which symbolised the current situation students are in. They are resistant to all the initiatives taken by the institution for their development, however, during the long run, these initiatives and activities make the students stand strong in comparison to their peers.
Devadas Hegde, Trustee, Bhandary Foundation also graced the event. Academic toppers of each semester and Best Outgoing Students of each branch were felicitated and the Student Council was honoured. Winners of the recently held Tech Vision 2017 were also called onto the dais for prize distribution. Students showcased their talent in a scintillating cultural programme – Cultural Extravaganza.