Festruary

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FESTRUARY

It was that time of the year again when the ‘engi-nerds’ let their hair down and soaked in the revelry. The pleasant weather of spring filled everyone with zeal and vigor as the college geared up for its festive season in the month of February. The term ‘festruary’ aptly described the atmosphere. Time of enjoyment, reveling, sense of celebration and an urge to bring a positive change in the society-these words aptly describe the spirit of Engifest, the annual cultural fest of Delhi Technological University. From a modest beginning years ago to being one of the most awaited cult fest in north India, Engifest has come a long way. Engifest 2010 was a four day extravaganza, attracting thousands of students from all over India, especially Delhi. With a theme ‘Towards a Green Future’, Engifest 2010 was inaugurated on 16 February by Mr. Anand Prakash, Principal Secretary, Training & Technical Education, Govt. of Delhi and Prof. P.B. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, DTU. Also present at the occasion were Ms. Reela Hota, eminent Odissi performer, educator & producer and Prof. Bhuvnesh C. Goswami, distinguished alumnus of DCE, 1959 batch. A tree plantation drive was held on the occasion to mark the beginning of the fest. At the event Mr. Prakash aptly said, “Even the small steps taken today will go a long wayin maintaining our ecological balance”. This was followed by an ebullient performance by Ms. Reela Hota which left the audience gratified. But the mood of the evening was set by the Kavi Sammelan which left everyone in splits. This surely was a stress buster for the students and teachers alike. The second day started with a plethora of literary events – Spellbound, Vocab-Fun, Just-A-Minute to name a few. Students proved their creative skills and artistic mettle in Sketch Skirmish, the sketching competition. But the most anticipated event of the day (and in fact the whole Engifest!) was Paridhan - the fashion parade. After all, how often do you get to see...
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