Friday, March 30, 2007
GATES 2k7, an acronym for 'GTBIT's Annual Techno-cultural Event for creative Souls', achieved new landmarks and was a huge success. This 3 day fest showcased over 50 events, which included Technical, Managerial, Literary, Cultural and Sports Events. The event saw an overwhelming response from the student fraternity with a footfall of more than 5000 people.
The Technical arena included events like TPP, H/w S/w Presentation, Programming, Web-Designing etc. The major spotlight of the Technical events were the Robotics events, Royal Rumble and Robo GP. These events were introduced for the first time in GATES and saw a huge participation from prestigious engineering colleges of north India, including IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi, DCE, NSIT and various colleges of IPU.
The arcade of Managerial and Literary events constituted some great events including B-Plan, Bulls-n-Bears, Case Study, Mockabulary, GD, LAN Gaming, Quizzical... The event that stole the show was Apprentice, a replication of a popular TV show by Donald Trump.
Other attractions of the fest were the numerous Cultural and Sports events. The major cultural events included Street Play, Nach Baliye, One Act Play, Folk Dance, Vocals, Boogie Fever, Battle d Rap... The sports events which drew huge participation were Footsal and Basketball.
GATES 2k7 also featured a Microsoft Windows Vista Launch Event. The event was presented by Mr. Akshay Sharma, MSP-Lead, Microsoft Corporation (India) Ltd. The presentation included a feature overview of Windows Vista. (more on that in my next blog post...)
The event was supported by our numerous sponsors: Coca-Cola, Dettol, Bausch&Lomb, Wisdom Mart, Networkers Home, Career Launcher, Punjab National Bank, Unique Infoways, Micro Computers, FunTown, McGrawHill Education and Traditional Value.
We also partnered with Sparsh to help raise funds for the NGO.