The annual three-day technical festival of University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET), Panjab University (PU), AAVISHKAR 2013- The Renaissance, began on Friday.
The event was inaugurated by Haryana Education Minister, Geeta Bhukkal, who is an alumnus of the university. Appreciating the achievements of the university, she said technology and innovation were the engines of growth, while adding India’s intellect was its strength.
On the occasion Bhukkal said, “Schools, colleges and universities have a major role to play in transforming the country into a skilled nation.” Calling upon students to find solutions to optimise scarce resources, she said skills and knowledge never reach saturation.
Many students of engineering courses from various parts of the country are participating in the festival, which was inaugurated in the presence of PU Vice-Chancellor Professor Arun Kumar Grover and Director UIET, Professor Renu Vig with Professor Grover appreciating the students’ efforts in organising the event.
Also, UIET has associated with the NGO MAD-Make A Difference for the initiative ‘Engineers against illiteracy’, according to which students have pledged to contribute to the education of orphans and the less privileged with over 190 students already having contributed to the cause.
Events on the first day included paper presentations, Electromagnetica, Telepathic line follower and first rounds for Roboball and App-roidetc. A special screening of the movie `One Idiot’ was held, which saw the presence of CEO of IDFC, Kalpan Parek. ‘One Idiot’ is a 30-minute movie about how to save money instead of spending.