Telco Club, the venue of Wheels 2013. (Animesh Sengupta)
The youngsters of Jamshedpur are ready to ride high on creativity and camaraderie with “wheels”.
GET club, an association of graduate engineer trainees who began their careers at Tata Motors, TML Drivelines, Tata Power, Tata Cummins Ltd and Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery, will host their annual fest, Wheels 2013, from January 17 to 19 at Telco Club. Apart from GETs, more than 750 students from steel city schools and colleges will take part in the event. BIT Sindri is the only outstation participant.
In the prelims held in December, 3,500 students from 40 schools and 10 colleges of Jamshedpur had taken part.
In its 26th year, Wheels will have a unique theme, Udaan — aim high, fly higher. The three-day fest will see the participants expressing their thoughts and voices through a number of activities like debate, painting, dance and gaming to name a few.
“As the theme suggests, we are telling all to aim high in life without any fear. Hence, there will be more to the cultural extravaganza this year. The participants will have to be at their creative best,” said Abhinav Mishra, a GET of Tata Motors.
There are new innovative additions to Wheels, 2013.
Amphibians will need the students to design a car that can run on both land and water while in Abhivyakti, participants will have to act without using their arms or legs and thus experience the difficulties faced by the physically challenged. Angry birds is a game where participants will have to create a catapult and hit a target and accordingly, they will get points. Sell the chick will be another interesting task. Participants will have to make a parachute for an egg that has to land safely on the ground.
“We also have a water rocketry workshop by IIT-Kharagpur, which will more of a learning session for all the participants,” said Abhinav.
Prior to the main event, a marathon will be held on January 13.
It will be flagged off from Telco Club by A.B. Lal, plant head of Tata Motors.