Young aspirants and future career-makers participated enthusiastically in Synergy-10, a literary and soft skills-related event organised by the Felines, a students' forum, as part of its continuing efforts to help enhance the skill-set of students from various engineering colleges in and around the city.

The students made optimum use of the day's events by showcasing their skills and also to assess their overall preparedness for job interviews.

Events like ‘Head the Herd', ‘Just a Minute', quiz and so on drew impressive participation from the students. The venue came alive with the vibrancy and cheerfulness of young ones who made collective efforts to make the event successful.

Addressing the inaugural function, expert speakers dwelt at length on various aspects of personality development, character, self-learning and communication skills while urging the students to be well prepared for the future. They pointed out that confidence building and creative efforts would play a key role in moulding the bright futures of students.

N. Parthasarathy, Education Officer of Agrigold, who was the chief guest, captured the imagination of the students by narrating a few stories to underscore the importance of competitive spirit, self-reliance and such soft skills.

He asked the young ones to choose good reading material by identifying standard sources of information so that it would help broaden their mental horizons and ensure success in all their endeavours.

K. Ramachandra, head of the Department of English at the VR Siddhartha Engineering College (VRSEC), the guest of honour, said that there was an immediate need on the part of young students to think different and pursue originality in their career-making efforts. He said that the students should not come under the bandwagon effect where everyone wants to run after the same course or career rather than pursuing the paths of their original liking.

Ms. Zachariah, president of the Felines, along with other office bearers and members, conducted the day's events for the participants.