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     PECfest'06 kicks off at PEC

Chandigarh, February 10th 2006, Tribune News Service

Pecfest’06 got off to a scintillating start today with “Nukkad Natak”, the street play competition, organised by the Dramatics Club of Punjab Engineering College. Members of Agaaz — the dramatic club of DAV College Sector 10 — won the first position in the competition with a brilliant performance — kya aap sab chuhe hain?

This high-energy event, in which social issues were portrayed brilliantly, generated mass appeal. Youngsters come forward and threw light on grim realities of society. Dr Surinder Sharma, a renowned theatre personality, judged the performances of various teams. Among other judges were Ms Meena Mahajan, officer in charge of the Dramatics Club of Punjab Engineering College and Ms Tejbir Kaur from the mechanical engineering staff of PEC.

DAV’s Agaaz team, including Hardeep Singh Sethi, Charandeep Singh Kalra, Sameer Kaushal, Rochak Kohli, Vikas Sharma, Aviral Gupta, Gurpreet Saini, Ankit Sakhiya, Ravish Keswani, Gautam Sharma, Sahil Khattar, Shivank Chaudhary, Saurabh Mittal, Sanjay Sharma, and Manish Gandhi, also shared the runners-up prize for “Chal Chhod Na Yaar…….Egjactly” with the girls’ team from MCM DAV College Women of Vasundhara Chadha, Sakshi Jindal, Tilottama Singh, Vasundhara Kumar, Shikha Chaudhary, Gitika Kamboj, Nalini, Pankhuri, Aurodeepa Rath, Jasmine for “Garam Masala”.

The evening was marked by “Raasleela”, a skit competition, also organized by PEC’s dramatics club. The topics that were taken up were innovative, with some tickling the funny bone and others conveying a serious message. Mr Ayushmaan Khurana was invited as one of the judges for the event. Ms Kusum Gupta, wife of Dr Vijai Gupta, Director of PEC, was the other judge.

The event proved to be a grand success drawing a large crowd. The DAV College team again proved itself better than the rest with their skit, “Man Ki Bhadaas”. The hosts team of Ravit Madan, Aditi Somani, Divya Sharma, Gautam Garg, Arshdeep Singh, Ashish Bansal, Sarthak Kumar, Nitin Patil, Bhupinder Singh, Arjun Mehra, Samridhi, Karan Malhotra emerged as the first runners-up for their skit, “Pareshaan Ki Kahaani”. The team from MCM College were the second runners-up for “Garam Masala”.

The festival started with the lighting of lamp by UT Home Secretary Krishan Mohan. The first mega event was Think India Think, which had speakers, including Mr Vivek Atray, Director of Technical Education, Chandigarh, Mr Chander Mohan, Chairman, Board of Governors, PEC, Mr RS Bains, advocate and human rights activist, Bikramjit, Special Correspondent Tehelka.com and Prof Vijay Gupta.

The event — treasure hunt — took hordes of students across the sprawling PEC campus to find clues hidden in the campus. Over 100 teams were running all over the campus, cracking the clues. PEC team-Searchers-won the competition, while PEC’s Cool Eeshwars came second. In “WORDICT” — the battle of words — there were three winners, all from PEC. The top three prizes in Couple Cricket were also won by PEC.

Various student management games were held in association with the All India Management Association. It is a two-day event and its results will be announced tomorrow.

The event Eclectica had a paper presentation competition, which was won by a team from DCE followed by Swati Gupta from PEC and Abhimanyu Dhar from BVCE, Pune. The poster-making competition was won by Malav Shah, IICT, Gandhinagar, Shishir Goyal and Sachin Bharadwaj from IICT, Gandhinagar and Rishab Mahajan and Sumeet Trehan from PEC.


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