GUWAHATI, Sept 2 - The 19th edition of IIT Guwahati’s annual techno-management festival Techniche today witnessed inaugural ceremonies of various activities like TechExpo, Technotlon, workshops and Robotics Module. The crowd witnessed the formal landing of an Air Force chopper, which marked the inception of the Air Force Exhibition.
In the lecture series, a keynote address was given by Dr Nadrian Seeman, a famous American chemist and crystallographer and well known as the Father of DNA Nanotechnology. The lecture’s motive was to eventually prove that ‘DNA’ is no more a ‘secret of human body’. The audience showed their enthusiasm and interest by engaging in a healthy questionnaire session.
In another keynote address, Dr Subramanian Swamy, Member of Rajya Sabha, Harvard Associate Professor and an economist, mentioned and discussed various issues including ‘need for an entrepreneurial outlook by the budding citizines’, ‘need for innovation’, ‘influence of British Rule on our education system’, etc.
“In the process of developing a country’s economy, if one needs to take huge jumps, then innovation is the solution,” Swamy said. His address concluded with a questionnaire session. Apart from keynotes, Techniche witnessed huge crowds at the exhibitions, fun events, workshops and all other competitions.
As part of ‘After the Sunset’ event, the night concluded with a hilarious comedy show by Sahil Shah, co-founder of East India Comedy and a famous standup comedian.