On 2 and 3 November, Aamod and Zest, the hugely popular sports and cultural fests of SRMS CET, Bareilly were hosted with much enthusiasm and energy. The two-day extravaganza witnessed over 1500 students from 15 engineering colleges across North India fighting for the top honours. As competitive spirit was on full display during the various sports and cultural events, so was easy camaraderie. This made for true success, both for the participants and organizers.
Organized by the TYRO Club, Riviera (reliving the era) was this year’s theme. The organizers ensured all participants received a warm and colourful welcome on the day of the fest. Aamod 2017 began with flag hoisting by Shri Dev Murti, Chairman SRMS Trust. It was followed by the oath taking ceremony and the traditional Aamod Run, which has become a hallmark of the event.
The cultural segment, Zest 2017, was then inaugurated by Shri Dev Murti with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp. In his speech the Chief Guest inspired the students to put their best step forward in different arenas and do justice to their talent. “There is waning interesting in outdoor games, which needs to be rectified,” he said to a round of applause. Cultural programs, including a sensational dance performance, marked the opening ceremony.
Another important highlight of the proceedings was the inauguration of the art gallery, which then became home to works of some of the budding talents among participants. While Movie Spoof got the cultural activities started on a Zesty note, Aamod, not surprisingly, was kicked off with cricket matches that attracted a large audience. Over the course of two days, many fun-filled events ensured that the tempo was maintained and the audience had edge-of-the-seat excitement.
Antaakshari, One-Act, Street Play, Indian Duet Song, Multi-Scene, Charcoalate, Situational Song, and Graffiti were some cultural events that saw enthusiastic participation. The Street Play competition had spectators glued to their seats and Group Dance was a huge hit. Of course, the Fashion event was the show stealer in many ways. Students descended on the catwalk in their dazzling best and added a huge dollop of glamour to the already glittering proceedings.
The sports events were not to be outdone. Badminton, Football, Kho Kho, Volleyball, various Athletics events, and Cricket had the students rooting for more. Each participant was doing everything possible to bag the winner’s medal. After all, it wasn’t just personal achievement but also a matter of pride for their respective colleges. In a competitive environment like this, it was heartening to see students cheering every valiant effort on the sporting arena.
Of course there had to be winners and they were felicitated in a star studded closing ceremony. Shri Dev Murti, Shri Aditya Murti (Trust Secretary), Mrs. Asha Murti (Trustee), and Er. Subhash Mehra (Trust Administrator) along with several top names from SRMS Group of Institutions were present on the occasion. It was a proud moment for them, not only because of the success of the event but their own teams as well.
Solo Dance, Drama Legend, Whistling, and Mehendi were some of the cultural events which saw participants from SRMS CET, Bareilly coming on top. The home team also bagged Girls and Boys Kho Kho, Girls Volleyball, Girls Table Tennis Doubles, and the prestigious Cricket top prizes to leave their mark on Aamod 2017. DJ Night brought the proceedings to a fitting end as students mingled and danced to the music in the air. All considered, Aamod and Zest helped create memories for a lifetime.