Raghu College and Lendi College also qualify for State finals

It was a celebration time at the intellectual picnic of the E-Plus Club family of the colleges from the districts in North Coastal Andhra.

Students outdid each other in a number of events at the E-Plus Club Challenge 2013, hosted by the Avanti Institute of Engineering and Technology, with an aim to make their college the regional champion and participate in the State finals.

The competitive spirit was infectious so was the camaraderie. The students from colleges from Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam and East Godavari districts came together for a fun-filled day at this college located at the entrance to the Agency area in the district.

The students were in full flow at the creative events and the song and dance routines were power packed with style, substance and message. It was indeed a difficult choice to find the top three. The sequences reflected the spirit of patriotism and the performers were alive to the current issues.

The students beautifully stressed the need for gender sensitivity through well choreographed ballets. The audience echoed the sentiments with their thunderous applause.

Vignan College of Engineering Women was crowned the champion of the region and would represent the region in the State final to be held at Siddhartha Academy of General and Technical Education Vijayawada on March 4. Teams from the Raghu Engineering College, who came second and Lendi Engineering College that came third, would also be attending the State final. In the evening at the valedictory, Rector of JNTU-Kakinada E.V. Prasad emphasised the need for the students to give vent to their creative juices and pick up an avocation to channel them. Events like these help the students interact and learn from others, he said and called upon them to build a secular outlook and a scientific temper. He had some words of advice for the teachers too, he asked them to understand the profile of the student and help them cope with the curriculum, improve communication skills, and build overall personality.

Additional Superintendent of Police Narsipatnam Tafseer Iqubal, principal of Avanthi Institute C. Mohan Rao, CEO of GrafX IT Solutions Rambabu were present at the valedictory and gave away prizes to the winners.

Students need to broaden their outlook and be more tolerant and learn the spirit of sportsmanship, Bheemili MLA and chairman of Avanthi Group of Institutions M Srinivasa Rao said.

Mr. Srinivasa Rao urged students to communicate with clarity and ensure that they and their friends do not turn antisocial unable to cope with disappointments.