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`Incident 2006' gets under way in Surathkal

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ADDRESSING STUDENTS: Prasada Rao, in-charge Director of the National Institute of Technology-Karnataka, Surathkal, speaking at the inauguration of `Incident 2006' on Wednesday.
ADDRESSING STUDENTS: Prasada Rao, in-charge Director of the National Institute of Technology-Karnataka, Surathkal, speaking at the inauguration of `Incident 2006' on Wednesday.

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2,000 students from over 100 colleges taking part in the event

SURATKAL: "Incident 2006," the annual inter-collegiate festival of the National Institute of Technology-Karnataka, Surathkal, got off to a colourful start at the college's silver jubilee auditorium on Wednesday.

"The festival is a platform for over 2,000 participants from over 100 colleges from all over the country to showcase their talents," senior faculty member V.R. Sastry said.

Student convener Vishal Agarwal, who read out a report, said "Incident 2006" and the preceding events were the result of intense teamwork.

Chief Divisional Manager of Indian Oil Corporation Ullas M. Kamath, who was the chief guest, said the college has always been a trendsetter.

Director in charge of NITK Prasada Rao spoke of how cultural festivals play an important part in personality development of students.

President of the students' union Shyam Patwari proposed a vote of thanks.

The inauguration was marked by a Bharatanatya performance by Lakshmi Gopalaswami.

It was followed by "War of the DJs" at the Students' Activity Centre, which saw the crowd shake a leg to popular tunes.

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