APRATIM-2013,the two-day annual festival of Chandigarh College of Engineering,Sector 26 began on Saturday with the participation of more than 40 colleges from Chandigarh,Punjab and Delhi.
Bhavna Garg (IAS),Special Secretary Finance (SSF) inaugurated the festival. Garg also launched the college newsletter – Fingerprints. SSP Naunihal Singh was also present on the occasion.
Taking up the initiative to help the cause of visually challenged persons,students of the college got registered more than 2,000 pledges for eye-donation through their campaign called Drishti. The campaign was launched on September 3 as part of the fest. Chhoti si Aasha,a skit based on the social campaign of eye-donation was also presented by the dramatics club of the college.
A number of events were organised on the first day,which included rangoli-making,doughnut-eating and RJ hunt. The RJ hunt was conducted by a popular anchor on a private radio channel in the city.
A number of teams also participated in the street play competition in which they highlighted various issues including crimes against women,child abuse and abuse of mental patients. Folk dance and group dance competitions were some of the other events organised on the first day,along with some technical events including Robo-wars.