MANTHAN' 15, a show of respect for the Hindi language, was organized in NIT Silchar on the 14th of September, 2015 with the aim of promoting admiration for Hindi culture amongst the NIT family. In this age when this culture is striving hard to abstain from the ever so growing encroachment offoreign influence, the students of NIT Silchar came up with their solemn vow to keep upthe age of Hindi culture strong and binding.
Alumni Meet'15 was an emotional event which offered an opportunity to rejuvenate amidst the company of old boys and girls. NIT Silchar has the custom of welcoming its alumni after an interval of twenty five years, thus in its sixth incarnation, this meet was dedicated to the pass out batch of 1989 & 1990.
NITS being the abode of patriotic souls, celebrated the 69th Independence day with great zeal and enthusiasm. The tricolor was hoisted by Director Sir, followed by his inspiring speech. Events that followed included the marvellous parade by the NCC cadets that set a remarkable example of synchronization.
Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Day
The ILLUMINITS organised Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Day on the 74th death anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, India' s most beloved and revered poet i.e. on the 7th of August 2015. It was an attempt to inculcate the noble values of the great man in everyone and introduce the young generation to the wonderful poems and songs he composed. The event comprised of Rabindra Sangeet competition as an ode to his classic songs, dance performances by the students, recitation of his poetic masterpieces by the students and faculty members and on the spot poetry and prose writing competition in English,Hindi and Bengali. The event was a success and applauded by one and all.
A breathtaking and amazing night was put up by the Gymkhana Union body to welcome the freshmen to the college. The program unleashed overwhelming fun and excitement by the awe inspiring performances of the students. The most awaited " Mr. & Miss Fresher' s " competition was also conducted on that day itself.
Considering the great importance of this traditional festival, the Rakshabandhan Celebration was organised in the college on 30th August with a view to make everyone aware of the true significance of the occasion. The Honourable Director Sir, Professor NV Deshpande, correctly emphasized that Rakshabandhan is not only constrained to the relationship between brothers and sisters, but it also signifies that the strong must protect the weak from all evils.
The festival of the birthday of Lord Krishna, Janmashtami, was celebrated on 5th September with great enthusiasm. A puja for Lord Krishna was organized on that auspicious day in Hostel -7, which was followed by the most exciting " Dahi-Handi" competition, which involves the breaking of an earthen pot raised to a considerable height. The zeal and energy of the students was vividly demonstrated in the competition where all the hostels competed against each other. All the faculty members and students were invited to be a part of the grand celebration.
To seek the blessings of the Goddess of strength, Maa Durga, a 3-day celebration of Durga Puja was organised by the combined effort of the Durga Puja Committee and Gymkhana Students' Union Body from 21st to 23rd of october with great pomp and show. The Durga Puja revelry was not only limited to the holy rituals, but also extended to the various cultural programmes including the exuberant " dandiya night" in which all the faculty members and students participated wholeheartedly with immense pleasure.The 3 days of extravaganza ended with the Idol immersion and bidding farewell to Maa Durga on the way to her heavenly abode.
The whole campus of NIT Silchar was glowing with the shine of the magnificent diyas and colourful lights, on the pristine occasion of Diwali which was celebrated on the 11th of November. On that day the students got actively involved in making beautiful Rangolies and decorating their hostels thereby creating an amazing festive mood throughout the campus. This year GH-2 took the initiative and organised the Kali Puja in which the whole of NIT Silchar was invited, to witness the ceremony and seek the blessings of Goddess Kali.
Like every other year, our institute celebrated 66th Republic Day on 26th January, 2016. The exuberance and the patriotism of the entire fraternity filled the atmosphere. The event began with an inspiring, kindling speech by Honourable Director Sir followed by a colourful parade by the hostels. The NCC parade aroused patriotism in everyone. Several cultural programs also followed up. ASME also organised a photo exhibition of Indian scientists and their contributions since the ancient ages, depicting the scientific progress of our nation.
On the 15th of January 2016, NIT Silchar celebrated Assam' s traditional festival Bhogali Bihu and the festival of Lohri marking the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti. The event began with Director Sir' s speech. The traditional bonfire or " Mejji" was lit by the students and " Pithas" and laddoos were served. " Dahi-Chura" was also served marking the Makar Sankranti celebrations. It was a great initiative to celebrate Assam' s favourite festival along with Lohri to have intermingling of cultures and everyone enjoyed it thoroughly.
The Dramatics Club organised the annual inter hostel drama competition Rangmanch on 20th March 2016. Every hostel put up a brilliant show and showcased their dramatic skills. Thunderous applause by the audience followed every drama. Boys Hostel 1 bagged the 1st position.
The Music Club organised Bandwagon ' 15 Cross genre Band Competition, which was headlined by AROGYA from Nepal, Victor, Guitarist of Magdelene, Mizoram and Scavenger Project. The evening was worth the efforts put in by the organisers and was enjoyed by everyone to the fullest.
A marathon was organized in the college by Gymkhana Union body on August 14, 2015. Huge number of students, faculties and non-teaching staff participated in the marathon thereby depicting unity and harmony among them. The winners of the marathon were awarded with cash prizes.
Blood donation Camp
A blood donation camp was set up on the Independence Day by the Gymkhana Students' Union body with the co-operation of the NCC students. Honorable Director Sir, faculty members and a large number of students, faculties and non-teaching staff came forward to donate blood henceforth contributing to the noble cause.
NIT Silchar observed the celebrations of Matribhasha Diwas to uphold the virtues and importance of the Mother Tongue in everyone' s life. The celebration saw competitions like essay writing, elocution and group discussions in 10 different languages and dialects. A cultural evening followed which saw songs in various languages and dance performances in a cultural mood. The evening ended with an ethnic wear fashion show.
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