Curtains on tech fest

Patna, March 6: Birla Institute of Technology (BIT)- Patna, today bid adieu to Technika, the four-day extravaganza of technical and cultural display, leaving a lasting impression.

The live musical performance section, Viola, was the centre of attraction on the last day, wherein a rock band, Underground Authority, performed. A demonstration by Akash Nemani, a founding team member of iTwin, a Singapore-based data storage company impressed all present at the fest.

Solarace, in which participants were required to make a robot that had to run on a platform by using solar energy, was another event that caught the visitors' fancy.

In Modellazione, participants had to prepare e-graphics with his or her idea and creativity in a 3D or 2D view.

Participants in Kulyam, meant for civil engineering students, had to propose and design a canal system for any river or its tributary in India, where irrigation is required for agricultural land. The system had to be based on the topographic map of the country and also had to help generate revenue and transport too.

T-Quiz (technical quiz) was the most popular among all events. It tested students on their technical knowledge related to applied and practical sciences.

Cultural programmes comprised Nukkad Natak, where participants from BIT, Patna and other institutions showcased their acting skills and impressed the crowd.

Indranil Goswami, the Technika general secretary, said: "The most interesting tech event was when students interacted with Bluetooth inventor Jaap Hartsen through video-conferencing."

Zeya Ahmad, a student of BIT-Patna and head of press and media, said: "The seminar conducted by representatives of United States - India Educat ional Foundation (USIEF) and Netherlands Education Support Offices (NESO) was intriguing and the interactive session educated students on the scope of pursuing higher studies in US and the Netherlands."