As we reached one of the oldest cities on odisha a gentleman with a rugged t-shirt and a crumbled cargo reached out to us and asked in a funny accent ‘bhaina, kisa darkar?’
The accent was the start of the 3 day journey to Berhampur filled with lot of fun and memories.
Parala Maharaj College of Engineering was situated 16 kms away from the railway station in a village called Sitalapali. It is just a three year college, yet it was organising a techfest for the second consecutive time.
The line up did not include a plethora of events but the college had organised a decent number of events to participate. Starting from the “informals” to the cultural events like solo dance to purely technical event like robotics and gaming, the techfest was an amalgamation of different hues of a technical college. Even though the events were not large-scale events with hundreds of participants but they were well-organised. The ambience was perfectly set by the coordinators and the fair play in the events. Apart from the hosts, there were several other colleges taking part such as IGIT Sarang, NIST Berhampur and RIT Ganjam.
One stand-out attribute of this college was its hospitality. They were very receptive and welcoming on their part. Not only the students but even the teachers were taking their time off to interact with the visiting students.
The short stay at the PMEC was an unforgettable one.The pleasant evening weather, the food, the gritty competition, the stupendous hospitality, the illegal rooftop seating arrangement, the groovy DJ group-dance, the pricey lunch line, meeting of old acquaintances and making new friends.
Memories to stay for long.
Glimpses of the Tech Fest :
This article has been contributed by Punyaslok Rath.