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Pragyan ’19 gets off to great start- 15-Mar-2019

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Chennai: Pragyan ‘19 gets off to a great start, with the inauguration ceremony taking place in the Barn Hall on the 14th of March.

Embellished with esteemed panel of guests, the ceremony helped to set a tone for the commencing days of Pragyan ‘19.  

The Chief Guest for the evening was Padma Shri M.Y.S. Prasad, former director of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre and he was joined by the Guest of Honour for the evening, Mr. Kesavan G, Head of supply chain management, Power, Transmission and Distribution at Larsen and Toubro.

The finale got off to a great start with a prayer song and lighting of the lamp.

In the welcome address by Dr. Rajeswari Sridhar, Staff Advisor of Pragyan 2019, highlighted the tremendous growth of the fest.  

Next, Mukesh, the Chairperson of Pragyan, NIT Trichy 2019, informed the audience of the story of Pragyan 2019 so far, with a speech titled ‘Pragyan at a Glance’, following which the Dean of Students Welfare, Dr. Samson Mathew, delivered his address to the students, providing a recap of all the events preceding the inauguration, with emphasis on the social responsibility events and outreach campaigns.

Dr. Mini Shaji Thomas then delivered the presidential address, highlighting everything Pragyan 2019 has to offer, giving special emphasis to Sangam and Ingenium, competitions aimed at fostering product development and entrepreneurship.

She hoped that such events will help incorporate innovation into an already present current of research.  

In the Chief Guest address, Padma Shri M.Y.S. Prasad, highlighted the steps taken across the globe in the mission to Mars, explaining the rationale behind such a mission and justified the effort and time taken for such interplanet travel by noting the need for external human colonisation.

He encouraged the students to reinvigorate the scientific temper of the country.

Next, Mr. Kesavan G, Guest of Honour, underscored the ever-evolving nature of technology and expressed his best wishes for Pragyan 2019.

After the speeches, Memento was distributed amongst the dignitaries.

The event concluded with the vote of thanks by the Overall Coordinator, Mr. J.M. Kabinesh.

The opening infotainment event featuring Arjun, a mentalist amused as well as perplexed the audience as he showcased his ability to read the minds of those present in the audience.

He engaged with the crowd often leaving them in stitches but still wondering how he managed to pull off his latest stunt.

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