On January 11th 2020, KMIT celebrated its first event of the new decade: Patang Utsav. This event is a long-standing tradition of KMIT where we celebrate Sankranthi, the festival of harvest. The celebrations commenced at 9.00 AM and continued till 4.00 PM. The entire campus, right from the front gate to the B- Block, was decorated with bright colours and kites that radiated positive festive vibes; which was a perfect complement to the traditional dress code of the event.
Many competitions were held throughout the day for the faculty and students to participate in, including rangoli, tug of war, traditionally best-dressed pageant and kite flying. Students were provided with booths in the football ground to set up stalls serving sugarcane juice, chat-food and organise games like whispers, shoot the balloon and drag and drop to name a few.
Various entertaining performances were put together by the dance, music and drama clubs. Mudra, the dance club, delivered power-packed dance performances and Alaap presented many melodious folk songs and instrumental music performances. The storytelling act put together by Abhinaya, the drama club, was a crowd-pleaser for sure.
One of the most popular attractions of the afternoon was the photobooth. Students and faculty, looking as beautiful as ever in their traditional outfits, queued up in large numbers to click pictures against a village set up.
The organizing committee and the volunteers did an amazing job of carefully planning and organizing this entire event. The contribution of Aakarshan-the art club, in decorating the campus is a commendable one, as all the pieces used for decorating the walls, photobooth and stage were recycled from the trash and unused construction material; not to forget the amazing anchors, trained by Vachan– the speakers club, who kept the crowd engaged throughout the event.
At the end of the event, a prize distribution ceremony was held where the winners of the rangoli competition and Ideathon-IoT, a hackathon, were given certificates and cash prizes. All in all the Patang Utsav 2020 was a grand success!