Welcoming the Meticulous Mechies: Mechanical Freshers
Sep 04, 2017 | Sahithi Ravipati
Being one of the most reputed branches in NITR, it is only expected that the freshers’ welcoming event of the Department of Mechanical Engineering is a grand event. On the evening of the 2nd of September, the event kicked off at around 7:15 pm at LA 204. The first year students had all dressed up in formals and were eagerly waiting for the event. During their wait time, they were given questionnaires which would later play a role in the deciding of Mr Fresher and Ms Fresher.
The hosts, Sanapathi Gowtham and Bijaya Sethi, started out by welcoming the freshers into the Department of Mechanical Engineering, They raised the spirits of everyone present at the event with their hosting. Profesor S.K Panda, one of the esteemed professors from the department, was then asked to start the evening with the lighting of the lamp ceremony. The professor later went on to address the crowd and welcome the freshers into the department with a few valuable words. He went on to say,
There are two types of engineers in the world, those who are Mechanical Engineers and those who aren’t.
The sequence of events then began with a power packed dance performance by Radheshyam, Subham, and Jayanth. The audience was found hooting and cheering throughout the performance. With this energy and excitement the audience waited for the next performance, but due to the power tripping, at 7:30 pm the event faced a hitch. Despite the efforts of the organizing committee to revive the power in the room, the power outage continued. At 8:00 pm, the fresher’s event was officially shifted to LA 004. With all the equipment having to be shifted, the events finally resumed at 8:15 pm. After this delay, the tempo was finally regained when Ashish, Kiran, Sai Krishna, Janardan Reddy, and Sailesh came up on stage to groove to some fast-paced tunes. While the performances were going on, the distribution of food packets began. Following their performance was a magic show by Abhishek which kept the crowd engaged. With this, the performances of the day were concluded. The title of Ms.Fresher was given to Devaki whereas Mr.Fresher was given to Radheshyam Dalai.
Despite the technical difficulties, the sophomores were able to organize a wonderful event, one which the freshers would cherish for the duration of their lives. Team MM wishes all the freshmen a very prosperous career ahead and hopes they excel at whatever they are aiming to do at NIT Rourkela.