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Techno-cultural-management fest ends
Staff Correspondent
 DIBRUGARH, Sept 18 – The four-day ‘Auxesis’, an annual techno-cultural-management fest of Dibrugarh University Institute of Engineering and Technology (DUIET) here concluded recently with an entertainment extravaganza.

The cultural exchange event was a testimony to the unmatched traditional and contemporary dance forms of the region. The event provided a platform to students of various colleges to understand and taste the cultural diversity of the State. Histronica Theatron, a drama competition held on Monday, received huge participation. Disc Jockey (DJ) night and a fashion show, the most looked-for events were scheduled for the colourful closing of the four-day gala event. Among the cultural events, the other programmes included ‘Stomp the Yard’ and ‘Ransack–raid the rostrum’. Nearly a thousand enthusiasts from different parts of the district took part in various events.

The techno-cultural-management fest covered various technical, cultural and sport events along with lecture series. Workshops on automobile and artificial intelligence, technical events namely ‘Bytes’ and ‘Bugs-break the code’, ‘Anatricks-circuit designing’, ‘Roboassault–war of bots’,’ Autobotz–autonomous machine’, ‘Circuit switch–make your circuit”, and ‘Robosoccer–soccer between bots’ were some of the important events of the festival.

Professor Shyamanta M Hazarika, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Tezpur University conducted a seminar on robotics. Uday Kumar Dharmalingam, the designer of Indian rupee symbol, interacted with the students and youth and delivered his lecture on his experience of life.

The open quiz of Auxesis, ‘Trivial Paradox’ generated a huge response. An exhibition event, ‘Building Blocks’ was successfully conducted, where the school students grabbed opportunities to show their innovative talent.

Special events namely ‘Hattrick– a cricket tournament, ‘Slam dunk’–a basketball tournament, ‘Step Over’– a 6 on 6 football tournament were witnessed on Saturday. A large number of participants showed interest in the gaming event– Androit Vie held on Saturday, where Counter Strike 1.6, NFS MW, Dot A and FIFA ’12 which were included for the event.

In the four-day event, the organisers also roped in the Indian Army to motivate the youth for the cause of the country. The Army from 5th Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry demonstrated the state-of-the-art weapons and technical equipment of the Indian Army. Artillery, air and ground defence systems were displayed for the public within the campus of DUIET. The people, especially the youth were overwhelmed to see the 5.56 mm INSAS rifle, 120mm mortar, anti-tank guided missiles, landmines, AK-47 and various other weapons and equipment, media manager of the event, Hironmoy Kumar Bora said. The organisers had Brigadier Biswajeet Mukherjee as their chief guest on the inaugural day.

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