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     Pecobians steal fashion show at Goonj'06

Chandigarh, January 28 2006: IT was the second day of GOONJ-2006, a UIET fest, that brought out a plethora of events in which enthusiastic students participated with fervor. The excitement levels had doubled since day one and an unending spree of activities engulfed Panjab University.

The day began with a debate competition- ‘The Lord of Words’- comprising three gruelling rounds. The preliminary round had participants debating a topic given to them 5 minutes in advance. The participants had to prepare the debate in three steps for the final round.

Raga Shingar, a lifestyle fiesta in the form of a fashion show, was a crowd puller. Manav from Sylvies, Veenu Mangat and Sharmili Thangjam, UIET lecturers, judged the performances of the two teams from Punjab Engineering College (PEC) and UIET. PEC emerged as the winner by putting up a creative show.

‘Young Turks’, the mega event of GOONJ with the logo- Tough times don’t last but tough people do, was dedicated to Abhishek Sethi, a UIET student who passed away in December, 2005. Savita Bhatti, Hardeep Chandpuri (RJ) and Neha Sabharwal (RJ) judged the participants.

Tech-savvy students tried their luck in events like ‘The Technical Quiz’, ‘Technical Article Writing Competition’, ‘Photoshop Designing’, ‘Biotech Extempore’ and ‘Designing a Transgenic’.

Professor S.K Kulkarni from the University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chairperson of UGC Centre for potential in Biomedical Sciences, had a talk with the students. An antakshiri was also organised on day two of the fest. Upcoming singers displayed their talent in the competition. ‘Encryption-Decryption’ challenged contestants with twenty questions in encrypted format. Teams had to decrypt the questions within one hour.

THE temperature was soaring, expectations high and the spirits were on cloud nine as the rock band from Delhi- Prithvi- enthralled the audience with its inimitable style.

In a jam-packed Law Auditorium, where about 2,500 rock lovers had gathered while about 800 waited outside, Prithvi surely knew how to keep the show going.

Performing in the city for the first time, the band captured the heart and soul of all those present at PU. From Knocking on Heaven’s Door to Sweet Child of Mine and Night Train and

In The End, the band played it all.

Comprising of four members- lead singer Arjun, Akshat on the keyboard, Sahil on the guitar and Bhim on the drums- the band rocked the auditorium with their performance.

Black Strings- the band from UIET- also performed in the evening. Besides playing the hit songs of evergreen rock bands, Black Strings some original tracks were also played such as- Mistaken, No Surrender, the Disintegrators, etc.
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