In keeping with the maxim of A healthy outside starts from a healthy inside, the AIKYA PES team organised a visit by doctors from Kuppam for a health check up for the children studying at Veerabhadra Nagar Govt School on Feb 26, 2020. The initiative helped in examining the children for health issues and letting them know the basic steps to grow up with good health and hygiene.
Members of the Music Club in collaboration with CMS and Aatmatrisha performed the chartbuster songs of the country’s top singers. Rohan Ajay, Nalin Saxena, Lakshmi Narayan, Satvik Nath, Yoshitha and Manasa Upadhyaya regaled the audience with their versions at the OAT on Feb 26, 2020.
The 7th of March saw Aatmatrisha 2020’s Pro Nite, the most awaited and anticipated day in the Aatmatrisha calendar. Pro Nites of the previous years have seen artists such as Sunidhi Chauhan, Salim-Sulaiman, Vishal Shekhar & Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, but this year was the first time we had such an electrifying duo, the famous Bollywood singer Benny Dayal and Indian Rock Fusion band Thaikuddam Bridge. The show took off at 6pm with the Thaikudam Bridge performing energetic numbers and making the crowd cheer with excitement. This band guaranteed the audience not one moment of silence. The whole crowd sang along in merriment and enjoyment. After this amazing performance Benny Dayal took the stage at 7.30pm and lit it on fire with the most amazing songs. The crowd danced from the very beginning to the end. He sang songs from every decade and audiences sang with him automatically.These artists guaranteed an unforgettable performances well past sunset. All together it was a festival that everyone will remember for their lifetime.
The first day of Aatmatrisha 2020 opened with a bang. An approximate crowd of 4000 people had come to participate in a wide spectrum of events that Team Aatmatrisha had to offer. Every nook and corner of college was decorated impeccably by the Creative team. That is not all, at about 6pm on the Mainstage the band 'To Be Decided' kick started Aatmatrisha 2020's Culnite. Followed by a Fashion walk by the Fashion Team of PES University. The Music club performed a set of songs and ended with the Official Aatmatrisha song composed by the team.Team Trance, Sanskriti and Encore lit the stage on fire and entertained the crowd for approximately an hour. To end it all off Dr. V Krishna, Dean, Student Affairs went up on stage to introduce the Core team to the vast crowd of about 5000 students. The night ended with a DJ performance.
Team Aatmatrisha promised a night that would be remembered and delivered.
Aatmatrisha 2020 was officially inaugurated on the 5th of March at 5:20 pm with the opening ceremony being held in the Dr.M R Doreswamy auditorium at PES University. The event begun with a soulful invocation by Rashmi, a student at PESU.
Dr. V Krishna presented a heartful and enthusiastic welcome address where he spoke about the phenomenon that AT is.
The dignitaries then went on to invoke the blessing of the lord by lighting the lamp.
The inaugural address was delivered by Dr. Keremane Shivananda Hegde, the presiding chief guest of the event. He motivated the gathering and spoke about the pristine art that Yakshagana is.
Next, Dr.M R Doreswamy took the stage to speak a few words about the event where he enlightened the crowd with his words of wisdom.
The music video of the fest was launched next. Needless to say, it was well received by all in the audience.
The event concluded with a mind blowing Yakshagana performance by Shree Keremane Shivananda Hegde.
The event left everyone feeling good and excited about the two days of Aatmatrisha yet to come
March 4 saw a fun filled and culturally enriching day at PES University. As a part of the Maatrubhasha Diwas celebrations 'Nammane Sangeetha' which included Meghana Bhat, Rashmi Shashank, Shashank Kalamanji and Pancham Halabandi on the vocals.
They were accompanied by Punyesh on keyboard Maruti tabla and Umaprasad on rythm pad andcoordinated by Prof. Chidambara Kalamanji performed a compilation of Kannada songs from all genres for two hours. The event which started at 2:10pm started with Dr. V Krishna giving a welcome address highlighting the greatness of Kannada. Later Dr. Chidambara Kalamanji and troupe took over for an absolutely energising performance. The event was attended by many faculty of the PES University Ring Road Campus. The event was also graced by the Vice Chancellor Dr. J Suryaprasad. The event went up to almost 5:00pm. Students and faculty alike were up on their toes and sang to the numbers played by the troupe.
The participants performed dances in various styles that included ballet, hip hop, Bharatanatyam. The dance competition was aimed at encouraging them to express themselves in the art from of their choice. The contest was won by Poorvi (first), Girish G N (second) and Sachin Nayak (third). Team Sanskrithi, Team Encore and Team Trance organised the event at OAT on Jan 30, 2020.
The members of Dhruva Club organised an interaction for the students of first year in PES University. K Vijay, a PES alumnus was the key speaker. The seminar “Know your true self” was aimed at enhancing the personality of students to look at the world in a positive perspective and be ready to face the challenges of life. The talk inspired the participants to work towards realising their hidden potential and achieving the goals set for oneself and the welfare of society. Students actively participated in sharing their experiences with facing the challenges in life and how they overcame them. The event was held at PESU RR campus on Feb 7, 2020.
105 teams participated in the prelims and the top six teams were selected for the next round. The questions were a combination of both general and business topic which were framed with the intention of catering to the participants with different interests. The final round paved way for the winning teams: Rakshitha and Harshitha (first); Srikar and Chandan K (second) and Jayanth and Chandan (third). The quiz was held at PES HN campus on Feb 6, 2020.
The students got an opportunity to develop a robotic arm based on Arduino microcontroller. The workshop covered all aspect of robot development from the basics to complex movements. Arduino IDE with servos and robotic arm components were used to develop the robot. The workshop was conducted in association with Vimana consortium, a community of dedicated students, industry professionals, amateur makers and innovators, on 5th Feb 2020 on EC campus of PES University.
Team Haya, focused on designing, fabrication and testing of race cars started the year with stellar performances in BAJA SAE 2020, Enduro Student India 2020 and Formula Bharat 2020. The BAJA SAE 2020, Natrax, Pithampur held from Jan 22-26 inspired brilliant minds to come up with mind boggling innovations and developments to create a better version of vehicles. Team Haya bagged 19th overall all India ranking, 3rd in South India and 2nd in Karnataka. The team bagged all India rankings of 5th in Manoeuvrability, 8th in Endurance, 10th in Design and 34th in Virtuals. Enduro Student India 2020, an off-road student design competition that tests engineering students on practical aspect of building something with their own hands and team management was held at Talegaon, Pune from Feb 6-10. Team Haya put up top-notch performance to emerge all India 1st in SprintX, was adjudged all India 2nd in cost with 1st in South India; all India 3rd in Business with 3rd in South India and 2nd in Karnataka; all India 4th in Endurance with 3rd in South India and 2nd in Karnataka; all India 4th in Acceleration with 3rd in South India and 2nd in Karnataka; all India 6th in manoeuvrability with 3rd in South India and 2nd in Karnataka. Formula Bharat 2020, the engineering design competition in which students from colleges and universities all over the country, compete with a life-size formula-style vehicle was held at Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore from Jan 22-26. Team Haya logged impressive leads to come 5th pan India out of 56 teams, 2nd in South India and 1st in Karnataka; came 3rd in Cost and Manufacturing event with 1st in South India; came 4th in Business Presentation with 3rd in South India and 2nd in Karnataka; came 4th in Endurance with 2nd in South India and 1st in Karnataka; came 4th in Autocross with 2nd in South India and 2nd in Karnataka and also pocketed the Best Driver Award. Team Haya is geared to raise the bar on innovation in design and excellence in fabrication in the upcoming competitions.
The annual ideation competition brought forth innovative ideas about using technology for social change that included water conservation, traffic management, sustainability, AI/ML in Agriculture. First place, was won by team BogARt of Shreya and Harshita, PES University students of CSE, for their idea to develop a VR application to create objects and environment that would help people face their worst fears and overcome them. Second place was won by team Yoga Guide consisting of Khushei, PES University student of CSE, for her idea of using point based motion tracking for teaching Yoga. Third place was won by team Agriculture Upliftment of Venkat and Jayant, PES University students of ECE, for using a tech stack to help farmers with crop growth and farming optimisations. Team Virtual Companies, consisting of Akshay SP, PES University student of CSE won a consolation prize for the idea of creating virtual environments to simulate companies. Team Old is Gold, consisting of Samridhi of PES University student of CSE, that was about helping the aged community participate in social development programs won a consolation prize. The jury members included Mr. Vinod Paranjpe, from Nokia’s University Collaboration Team, Dr. RG Kulkarni, Distinguished Professor, Dr. Radhakrishnan, Chairperson of the S&H Department, Dr Saumya Adhikari, Professor in the ECE Department and Prof. M Rajasekar, Associate Professor in the ECE Department. PES Innovation Lab (formerly the Microsoft Innovation lab) conducted Incito 2020, annual ideation competition open for all engineering colleges, during Jan-Feb 2020.
Team Ninaada kicked off events for 2020 with a unique fusion concert, The Mathias Project. The concert featured Amit Nadig on the flute, Matthias Schrielf on the trumpet, Anoor Vinod Shyam on the mridangam and Sunaad Anoor on the khanjira. The show started with Mallari, a serene and calming experience like the light tinkling of the morning bells at a temple. A number of power packed numbers followed which included flavours of folk, Carnatic and Hindustani forms of art. The rendition of Sarasa Samadana a famous Krithi in Kapi Narayani was enrapturing. The mellifluous rendition by Amit Nadig was complemented by the unique sound of Matthias’ trumpet. A string of harmonies introduced the audience to a rare form of German-Irish folk music. The icing on the cake was the thunderous konnukol face-off by the brilliant performers, Sunaad Anoor and Vinod Shyam who played their instruments effortlessly and lifted the entire concert to a different level. The music concert presided over by Dr VK Krishna, Dean Student affairs was held on Jan 17, 2020.
Students got an opportunity to watch the acclaimed documentary Wild Karnataka on large screen. The audience took pride in the fact that one of the film-makers was Kalyan Varma, mechanical engineering graduate of 2001 batch of PES University. Over 1200 students enjoyed the beautiful visuals and never-seen-before perspective on the wildlife of Karnataka. The screening was organised by Pixels Photography club on Feb 11, 2020.
The launch event of Samarpana with the unfurling of the banner atop F Block featured performances by Music Club and Team Sanskriti. As a tribute to the brave Indian soldier's, Samarpana Run, the annual event welcomes participants of all age groups to take part in long-distance running, the proceeds of which are donated to martyr families. The event enables interaction with jawans and their families. Dr. Suryaprasad J, Vice-Chancellor Dr. V Krishna, Dean of Student Affairs and Prof. S V Venkatesh graced the launch event with the participation of over 200 enthusiastic students on January 27, 2020.
Team Aatmatrisha set the ball rolling with Artist Unveiling event, revealing the identities of Aatmatrisha 2020’s headlining artists. A large flyer revealed the stand-up comedian for the event as Akash Gupta and for Pro-Nite the team announced Benny Dayal and Thaikkudam Bridge as headlining performer. The event saw the in-house DJ kewcumber taking control of the turntable and playing a mix of his own tracks and popular hits. Dr. J Suryaprasad and Dr. V Krishna presented the core team with the core team ID cards ad addressed the gathering at the fun filled interaction on January 31, 2020.
The top nine finalist teams slugged it out after answering twenty tough questions in the written preliminary round. Hrishikesh V and Abhilash emerged winners. The Gaming Quiz, a joint effort of Game Development Club and Quotient Quiz Club which was conducted by quiz masters Anuj Tambwekar and Tejas Srinivasan, was held on January 20, 2020.
Action Cut, the film making club is started with a vision to create content to learn, understand, perceive and respond to situations in a proper manner. The club Action Cut is a platform for students to develop film making skills, as talent is born but a skill needs to be developed. V. Krishna the Dean, Student Affairs and Harish, HOD, BBA department lit the lamp and inaugurated the club by sounding the clap board at the launch held on January 23, 2020.
Members of PES Team Aikya organised an interaction of students of the government school in Bhuvaneswari nagar, Binnypet with Mr Yashwanth, to mentally prepare them for the upcoming the Board exams. Mr. Yashwanth, the guest speaker, started with a small activity for the students telling the importance of concentration, presence of mind and living in the moment instead of worrying about the past and the future. He highlighted the importance of education and motivated them to dream big and work towards realising them. In a very engaging way he answered why, what, when and how of studying and taught simple methods of studying and concentrating more effectively. He also touched upon some vital life virtues and explained how valuable it is to keeping up the trust of the people in our lives. He concluded it with an advice about maintaining calm and facing the Board exams without panic. The students many of whom were nervous about the upcoming examination, found the interaction beneficial useful enjoyable. This was PES Team Aikya’s first event and the volunteers look forward to presenting more such socially useful events. The youth Initiative of The Akshaya Patra Foundation.
Write Angle, the official literary club of PESU, kick-started the semester with its flagship event, the OpenMic, showcasing over 27 performances. The first performance of beatboxing had everyone hooting in support. Spoken word poetry embodying stories of the youth touched hearts. The music band performances got hands clapping and feet tapping. A stand up comedy performance, so naturally performed, got everyone laughing. For the first time, the event had a sports act too!