Praveg ‘17

We have promised the society and the nation to be their cornerstone. We believe that we need to pour our vision, dedication, passion to young aspiring engineers, not only of our university but also of neighbouring areas. The tech-fest aptly named ‘PRAVEG’17 – Annual Techno-management Fest’ was organized with this aim by the Mechanical Engineering Students’ Association (MESA), Institute of Technology, Nirma University on 5-6 October, 2017. The grand event was inaugurated by the Hon. Minister of State, Road & Transport Shri Vallabhbhai Kakadiya and Air Marshal D S Rawat AVSM VSM, SASO in the august presence of Shri K K Patel, Vice President Nirma University, Dr Anup Singh, Director General, Nirma University and Dr Alka Mahajan, Director, Institute of Technology on October 5, 2017.

The second day event was graced by the Hon’ble Defence Minister of India Smt Nirmala Sitharaman; Smt Nirmala Wadhwani, Hon. Minister of State Women & Child Development; Air Marshal RK Dhir PVSM AVSM VM ADC AOC-in-C SWAC; President of Nirma University Dr Karsanbhai Patel; MD Nirma Ltd Shri Hirenbhai Patel; Vice President of NU Shri K K Patel; Director General NU Dr Anup Singh; Mayor of Ahmedabad City Shri Gautambhai Shah; AVM AK Gupta VSM, SMSO and Director, ITNU Dr Alka Mahajan.

The awe-inspiring and glorious Indian Air Force displayed their magnificent artillery and mighty war techniques under ‘Know Your Air Force campaign including a mesmerizing performance of the Band along with various exhibition stalls. The major attraction of Indian Force show was the Helicopter Slithering Operation demonstration which was witnessed by more than 6000 people including students, participants, general public and school students.

The presence of Smt Nirmala Sitharaman inspired young engineers to do their bit for the country. During the two days of event a lecture series was also planned. Eminent guest speaker Dr Sambit Patra (Spokesperson, BJP), Shri Saurabh Shukla (Founder News Mobile and Partner, Republic TV) and Shri Arnab Goswami (Founder, Republic TV) were the major speakers of the event.

The two days event also saw a plethora of technical competitions and workshops from the field of robotics, automobile engineering and many more activities. Other literary events such as elocution, debate, youth parliament, etc. were also conducted.

With the objective to raise the awareness among the youth regarding the various government initiatives and enabling them to utilize the initiatives better, pertinent events have been planned on the lines of Make in India Program, Accessible India, etc.

The event was a grand success and received more than 6000 footfalls during two days.