NITTFEST, the annual inter-departmental cultural festival of National Institute of Technology – Tiruchi (NIT-T) got off to a musical start with a qawwali competition on Thursday.

The competition spanning two hours witnessed enthusiastic participation by students in an atmosphere replete with camaraderie. After the winners were announced, an extravagant fire works display lit up the night sky .

At the inaugural ceremony, cine director Balaji Mohan, the chief guest, recounted his engineering background, and narrated his experiences in film making. Presiding over, the Director of NIT-T S.Sundarrajan reminisced his participation in such festivals during college days. Event convenor K.Sankaranarayanasamy and staff advisor Vinod Balakrishnan spoke on the significance of cultural festivals in educational institutions. B.Vignesh, overall event coordinator, and chairman of NITTFEST – 2012 Jalandar Singh spoke.

Events ranges from literature to music and dance: English Dramatics and Battle of Bands on Friday; Manoranjan on Saturday; and Movie Spoof, Take One (short movie) and Choreo on Sunday.