A cultural fest is an amalgamation of various cultural flavors and hard work by the students that comes together into a vibrant mix of colors and moods resulting in fun and frolic that lasts for days in any Institution. Priyadarshini Institute of Engineering and Technology’s interpretation of this is called “UDAAN”. Udaan 2013-14 was celebrated on New Year’s Eve by the I.T. Department of the college which made the celebrations even better and merrier.
A twist in the traditional tale arrived like a bolt from the absolute blue as this year UDAAN was celebrated individually by each of the Engineering branches which made the fun last longer than it actually did in all of the previous years. The sports events were also culminated in this new brand of Fest philosophy which saw all the branches actively participating in the sports events leading to a rise in the competitive spirits and tough matches being going right to the wire to awarding the winners in all the sports categories. The cultural side of the festival saw all the branches organizing their own versions of UDAAN.
Organizing the fest on a branch level was a revelation for all because this new experiment to split the event to the departments was as much fun as it was a challenge. All disciplines organized the event in their own exposition of UDAAN from the 26th of December to the last on 31st December which was by the I.T. Department under the guidance of Prof. Pallavi Chaudhari, organizing Head and Prof. Sushma Ghode, supervising Head.
The last event of the proceedings was hosted by the I.T. Department on the 31st of December which was the most successful pertaining to many reasons. The foremost of them being that the department retained the original name UDAAN weighing in to the emotional connect to the fest of the students as well as the teachers belonging to the Department , the others being the organizational compactness and the variety of the performances incorporated in the event . Not only the students, but the teachers were also an active participating entity in their event. The event saw some scintillating performances by the students and some spellbinding impromptu acts by the teachers on students’ request which made the day even more unforgettable. The specialty feature of the event being that it was solely organized by the students of the Department and teachers helped with their valuable guidance.
The event had a variety of performances like singing, acting, dances and included surprises like games which gained appreciation as well as the participation of teachers leading to wholehearted appreciation coming from the entire senior faculty including Dr. C. G. Dethe, Principal, PIET. Gaining an edge over all was the spectacular talent of IT students coming from the best singers and dancers from the college rising up to the occasion.
The day ended with the students dancing and celebrating within themselves and then parting with warm New Year wishes to each other with lots of lovely memories of the day in their hearts.