| Students on the IIT-Patna campus. Telegraph picture |
A bouquet of cultural, technical, literary and management events would be presented during the technical fest of IIT-Patna — Anwesha.
Several technical and non-technical institutions from across the country would participate in the three-day fest to be inaugurated by Patna High Court judge Navniti Prasad Singh.
Bihar Rajya Pul Nirman Nigam Limited will be the partner of the fest.
Since inception in 2010, Anwesha has evolved to be one of east India’s biggest and most-awaited youth festivals.
Anwesha, of which The Telegraph is the media partner, will have a myriad of events, including dance performances, quiz, debates, singing competitions, wall painting competitions, gaming contests, coding challenges, band performances, seminars and performances by renowned artists.
Prakhar Kothari, the co-ordinator and media and public relations officer of Anwesha-14, said: “This year, we have a mixture of classical and western events which would regale all.”
A classical dance performance by celebrated Odissi dancer Kavita Dwibedi will follow the inauguration ceremony. Fashion show — Verve — will add a touch of glamour on the first night of the event featuring Miss India International 2013 Gurleen Grewal.
The second day will kickstart with Satanz Tantrum — the rock band wars — followed by Syngphony, the singing competition and Heel Turn, the dance competition.
The third day of the fest will begin with Theatrix. This will be followed by a valedictory ceremony for which local MP Shatrughan Sinha has consented to be the chief guest. Guest band performance by Eka Music will mark the completion of Anwesha-14.
Apart from the main stage events, technical ones such as Aqua Soccer (robots playing football in water), Romantronix (LED display event), Verilog Reloaded (programme language event), Farrago (circuit design event), Titans Unleashed (events of two robots), literary events such as Darpan, The Kwiz Wiz, Tamasha, Once Upon a Time would be conducted.
Management events such as Stock Mart, B-quiz, Vendre and eco events like Eco-debate, Green quiz will give participants ample scope to showcase their talents.
The guest lecturers will include R.K. Pant from IIT-Bombay, Biplab Sengupta from Bosch Rexroth and Vikram Upadhyay from Indian Angel Network.
Anwesha enjoys a cult status among the youths of Bihar. Eminent personalities such as chief minister Nitish Kumar, Padma Vibhushan G. Madhavan Nair and former chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), the Dolphin Man of India, R.K. Sinha, have been part of Anwesha’s extravaganza in the past.