Students have a busy day-two at ‘Anokha' 2012
Students got to learn lessons for life from an entrepreneur, social worker, journalist, television anchor, musicians, and a sand artist, besides others, on a single platform on the second day of ‘Anokha 2012' on Friday.
Making a life from nothing to give back manifold to society, becoming popular musician sisters from a family which had no musical influence, pursuing a profession in sports journalism in the electronic media in a country where cricket is an obsession, and being faithful to the principles of journalism to keep the print media alive in India – these and many more experiences were lapped up by the eager students.
The highlight of day two of the national level technical festival ‘Anokha 2012' of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham was these pearls of wisdom the speakers of TEDx (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) had to share with the participants.
While Narayanan Krishnan, social worker and one of the CNN heroes of 2010 touched many a young heart with his experiences, Kris Nair, serial entrepreneur, talked about his various enterprises.
Gaurav Kalra, sports editor of a news channel, and Nirupama Subramanian, senior journalist, The Hindu, gave their perceptions of the future of cricket, and various facets of the role of the media.
Carnatic vocalist duo Ranjani and Gayatri impressed upon the students the enrichment music brought to everyone's life by interspersing their talk with Carnatic, fusion, and Marathi Abhang forms of music.
After something for the ears, there was something interesting for the eyes too. Live sand animation artist Rahul Arya demonstrated his work. With the magic touch of his fingers he brought alive silhouettes, profiles and facial depictions of pop star Michael Jackson on sand that were projected on a large screen with the help of a video camera. His art and the narration of his journey in his area of work got him a standing ovation.
The technical and other events that were held parallel to the TEDx came to an end for the much-awaited bike stunt show. Boys and girls alike were treated to a visual treat by bikers of the ‘Throttlerz' group.
An hour-long zipping and zooming gave way to a melodic evening organised by ‘Raagasudha,' the song club of the varsity.
As many as 13 songs were rendered by the 40-odd members in a medley of languages and genres.
The two-hour performance mesmerised the students after the invigorating experience they had during the stunt show.
The Hindu is the media partner for the event.
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