National Technology Day and Junior Advika 2021

Outwardly, it was a celebration of the National Technological Day by V-THINC, but it turned out to be more than that: a spirited performance of cultural programmes by students of the first year B Tech classes! It was appropriately christened “Junior Advika”, the real Advika being the ArtFest encompassing the entire student community of the College.

“National Technology Day 2021” on May 11 celebrates the achievements and contributions of Indians to science and technology. This day serves as a reminder of India breaking into the elite group of nations with nuclear weapons. On May 11, 1998, India conducted three successful nuclear tests at the Indian Army’s Pokhran Test Range in Rajasthan under Operation Shakti. Two more nuclear tests were conducted on May 13. The tests were led by late President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. The National Technology Day was observed for the first time on May 11, 1999.
On the programme

In line with the observance of National Technological Day on May 11, the V-THINC club of Vdya (funded by AICTE under the SPICES scheme) presented the virtual visual treat “Junior ADVIKA 2021” on 11 May 2021 during 3.00 – 5.00 pm through the Zoom platform. It was also live streamed through YouTube. More than 500 persons including students  and their parents, faculty and staff members and VICT trustees, attended the colourful live event.

The enticing poster announcing the programme was designed by Saranya Komal P S (S2 B Tech CE B)


The introductory speech by Juliet Kuriyan (S2 B Tech CE B) was followed by a soulful prayer by Medha Sudheer (S2 B Tech CE B). Sreeranjini Sreekumar (S2 B Tech CE B) delivered the welcome address. The event officially marked its commencement with a “National Technological Day Message” from Dean of Academics Dr Sudha Balagopalan. VICT Chairman Dr Santhosh Prasannan, Principal Dr Saji C B and PTA President Ms Nisha Valsan motivated the young minds.


The platform was then opened for extending appreciations to the winners (Team Project Blue Sky) of IEEE PES-HAC Humanitarian Technology Project Design (HTPD) competition 2021 and the winners of the online quiz (Theme: Campus Walk via College Website programme) conducted by V -THINC. Neha Baju (S2B Tech  CSE B) shared her experience in working with the Project Blue Sky.


Junior ADVIKA started with a Rangapooja. This was followed by the virtual celebration through a pre-recorded videos organised by the students in which they engaged themselves in unbridled energy and enthusiasm to shower love and admiration to their campus through song, dance and other cultural performances.

“Junior Advika 2021” was a unique success because of the whole hearted support and cooperation of VICT, the Principal, the Vice Principal, the Heads of all Departments, benevolent first year tutors and the impeccable technical support from ITIMS team.

Video record of the event


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