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NIT-T’s cultural fest Festember begins

A team performs at the National Institute of Technology - Tiruchi on Thursday.

The annual cultural festival of the National Institute of Technology-Tiruchi, Festember ’18, got off to a colourful start on Thursday.

Executive Vice-Chairman of Cognizant, R.Chandrasekaran lauded the students for the social outreach initiative for the benefit of the local community. Such events that bring to fore immense latent talent would go a long way in building self-confidence and human development, key qualities to thrive in the 21st century.

Soft skills play a crucial role in today’s collaborative workforce. Leadership, creativity, team work, communication, interpersonal skills, empathy, emotional intelligence are among skills that will differentiate personal success and human development. Cultural events offer opportunities to strengthen and hone soft skills, he said

The fusion night featuring a mix of music genres by Pineapple Express, a band that portrayed its unique song writing style through their compositions, enthralled the students. The first day events encompassed solo Western dance, wall painting, extempore, pot pourri, dumb charades and crossword. There were various events under Tamil, Telugu and Hindi clusters as well. Apart from events, workshops were conducted on ventriloquism and glass blowing. The first of the Carpe Diem guest lecture series was delivered by film director P. Vasu. He spoke on his experience in the film industry and handling criticism. C. Natarajan, Director in-charge, NIT-T, presided.

The theme this year, ‘An Arabian Odyssey,’ lays emphasis on culture and diversity of the Middle East.


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