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PEC annual fest begins with Mumbai’s dabbawalas, vintage car exhibition

The Mumbai dabbawala’s talked about the entrepreneurial idea of one of the best delivery systems in India.

During an event at PEC’s annual fest-Vyom-in Chandigarh on Friday. (Sumit Malhotra)
During an event at PEC’s annual fest-Vyom-in Chandigarh on Friday. (Sumit Malhotra)

A talk by the famous Mumbai dabbawala’s and an exhibition of vintage cars marked the beginning of Vyom-2014, the three-day annual technical festival of PEC University of Technology in Sector 12, on Friday. The fest has been sponsored by F-lounge city emporium mall and Nature Group of Companies.

The fest was inaugurated by Sarvjit Singh, secretary, UT Technical education. Dr Manoj Arora, director of PEC University of Technology, addressed the students along with Professor Divya Bansal, chairperson of Vyom-2014.

The Mumbai dabbawala’s talked about the entrepreneurial idea of one of the best delivery systems in India. Talking about their experience, they explained the basic rules of the organisation and said the service was never disrupted, not even during the monsoon.

The dabbawalas have been heralded in films, songs and a Harvard Business Review case study, said the organisers. They adding that according to many Westerners, the success of the dabbawala trade involves no advanced technology except for trains and SMS services for booking.

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The vintage car exhibition, meanwhile, showcased the era from 1925-75 through 12 cars and three vintage motorbikes that were displayed at the campus. Members of Vintage and Classic Club of the city visited the campus and interacted with students.

Competitions such as Light It Up and Branch out were organised on the first day, along with a talk by Nek Chand, the brain behind Rock garden in Chandigarh. Illusionist Amey Vinay Kumar Sarang’s blind fold act left the audience mesmerised.