UTTHAN: THE MEGA FESTIVAL OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Since 1998, Christian College of Engineering and Technology, Bhilai has been working steadily for socio-economic growth of Chhattisgarh. To implement, invigorate and rekindle the ardor of Science in young hearts of school students, Christian College yet again organized one day science exhibition named “UTTHAN” on 29th November, 2016. This mega event was aimed at promoting and nurturing creative ideas and innovative thinking in students, specifically the young inquisitive minds who are always in search of a channel to expend their insurmountable energy and explore the depths of science. The theme of this mega science event was innovation in renewable energy resource and conservation together with futuristic application of science and technology. More than 1000 students from 35 schools in and around Durg and Raipur district visited this mega event held in CCET, Bhilai campus and gained technical knowhow and in-depth knowledge of state of art projects as well as live experiments. The Chief Guest of this mega science exhibition was Mr Arun Vohra, MLA, Durg Constituency. The Executive Vice Chairman of CCET, Fr Jose K Varghese expressed commended the efforts of students and faculties for taking such initiatives of regional prosperity. He motivated the students to develop adaptable and easily available technologies without any negative effects on our socio-economic structure. On this occasion the Principal of CCET, Dr Dipali Soren welcomed the dignitaries, faculties and students and invited them to share their thoughts and ideas. She urged the young minds to solve our socio economic problem using science and technology as a tool. In the Science Exhibition more than 200 projects from all engineering streams including Physics and Chemistry dept. were shown to the school students. These projects were specifically designed to kindle the thirst of knowledge and eagerness to learn new and innovative techniques in school students. They were spell bound by the quality of the displayed technical expertise and their enthusiasm for science was evident by the long queues outside the pavilion of every dept. On this occasion various Interschool competitions were also organized for students. In the Interschool dynamic model competition the first prize was bagged by P Praveen Kumar, Vijendra Chauhan, Shubham Sahu who are students of Bhilai Vidyalaya and the second prize was awarded to Balak Bhatti, Saurabh, Vivek and Krishna Pandey of BNS School. In the Interschool static model competition Dhirendra Dewangan, Tikendra Patel and Mahendra Kumar of Govt H S School, Balod won the first prize, students of KPS Bhilai, Anamika Arya, Manisha Kumari, Amandeep Kaur won the second prize and the thirds prize was bagged by Sweksha Tiwari, Swati Rao and B Benaka of SNG Vidyalaya. The winner of the interschool Poster competition was Heharsh Raj Kamal of MGM, Raipur, the second prize was won by Swati Manjhi of BSP Girls H S School and third prize was given to Sanjay Kumar and Vijay Kumar of Govt. H S School, Bhilai-3. The winners of the Interschool science quiz were Akshit Patel and Gaurav Dewangan of Bethany Vidyalaya and the runnerup were Ashutosh Singh and Shraddha Jha of Adarsh Vidyalaya. The judges of these competitions were Dr Vinita Thomas, Mr Mohan Patel and Dr Ashish Kumar Bhoi, professors of St Thomas College, Bhilai. The participants displayed the same zeal in learning the application of unconventional energy sources in Robotics and automation as they would for any state of art electrical as well as electronic gadgets. They were eager to learn the nuances of modern & cyber security as well as state of art devices or live experiments. The thirst of their indomitable and inquisitive mind was quenched by UTTHAN. The convener of this program was Dr Preeti Nandkumar, Professor, Chemistry Dept.