The Cultural Committee organized PERSPECTIVE RICHTER 10 from 18-20th January 2018. The pre-PR events were also organized from 15-17 th January, 2018. The details of all the Pre- PR and PR events is given below:
1 st Pre-PR Event – CARPE DIEM
Carpe Diem was an event to let the participants loosen up a little from their busy schedules and engage into an evening that was filled with fun and flavors. The event started with the registrations for the ramp walk and distribution of masks. Masquerade being the theme of the evening, the participants were provided with masks and directed towards the live mocktail counter. A professional non-alcoholic mocktail artist was called for the evening who entertained the participants with his juggling tricks and kept the counter busy with mindboggling combinations of flavors. The ramp walk allowed the junior year students to pair up with seniors and share the ramp to walk along with them. There was a live gaming counter for Chaach pong where the crowd was engaged throughout the event. A rose counter was arranged for the people who are secret admirers and want to send a message along with a rose to someone. Photobooth was set up with quirky props for the participants to take photos. The event wrapped up with the performance of the DJ.
2 nd Pre-PR Event – DARE TO DATE
The first round of dare to date was a randomizer to form pairs of the participants. This was conducted on 15/01/2018 during Carpe Diem.
The final round of Dare to Date was on 16/01/2018. The venue was decorated with Chinese Lanterns and there was music setup to form the correct atmosphere for the event. On spot registrations were also taken. The second round was a task to be performed by the pairs which was a hurdle race. At a time, two pairs competed and the winner qualified to the next round. So there were 18 teams in total and 9 teams qualified to the next round. The next round was a questionnaire round in which a question was asked to all pairs, the answer for which had to be same for both the team members. After this round, one team came out as the winner and there was a tie between two teams for the runner up position. A paper dance round was conducted to decide the winner out of the two teams. Winning teams were awarded with vouchers from The Café Date. The event was winded up after a few minutes of DJ.
3rd Pre-PR Event – LA PARADE
The event was a congregation of all the clubs and committees to celebrate their hardwork that they put in throughout the year for the institute. All the members of clubs and committees were invited to join the parade represent themselves. The parade started with the aligning of the clubs and committees in proper formations. It was led from the institute entrance towards the back lawn where every club and committee had to assemble along with their flag bearers. After the flags of all the clubs and committees were fixated, they were allowed to come up on the stage and present their signature step along with the track of their choice. An RJ was called to handle the anchoring of the event. He interacted with the crowd and helped in keeping them engaged. There was photo booth, gaming stalls for the entertainment. The event wrapped up with concluding speech of the RJ.
Nirmatatva is an exciting platform launched in Perspective Richter 10, 2016 wherein speakers from multiple domains such as business, politics, entrepreneurship, athletics, motivation, psychology etc share their journey and innovative ideas. This is a platform for contemporary speakers where insightful sessions not only impart learning but also create enriched experience for students. Nirmatatva, 2018 has a theme ‘Ladder To Success’ and features: 1. Ms. Bhakti Sharma : Sarpanch, Barkhedi Abdulla Village 2. Sanjay Raval : Motivational Speaker & Author 3. Gauri Sawant : Transgender Social Activist Mr. Atul Chaturvedi - CEO, Adani Wilmar Ltd. our fourth speaker could not come due to his ill health. Mr. Sanjay Raval is one of the most prominent Gujarati speakers. He has delivered various sessions on Personality Development and Fearless Life stirring people’s emotions and motivating them. At Nirmatatva, the main theme of his speech was “What is life”. Through his speech, he motivated the audience with his wise words and focused on the fact that it is important to concentrate on the process rather than on the final result. He said, “Accept everything that comes your way”. He criticized the education system of India, which demands respect for the top performers and looks down upon the poor performers. Thus, the need of the country is balance. He also questioned the upbringing and the hypocrisy that we live with. He stressed on the importance of respecting our parents, teachers because he believes that they are the ones who will be responsible for bringing a change in society and individuals. He concluded his speech by quoting, “Whatever you do in your life, give your best”. The second speaker at Nirmatatva was Ms. Bhakti Sharma, who is a Sarpanch of Barkhedi Abdulla Village near Bhopal. Not only that, she also features in the list of top 100 most influential women in India. In her address to the audience, Ms. Bhakti pointed out the fact that the youth nowadays does not want to come out of their comfort zones. She compared success with devotion and
meditation and said that the first step towards success is to accept criticism and demoralization with open heart. She said that for the country to progress, it is important that the youth steps out of the perception that politics is a “dirty game”. She urged the students to take a pause and understand the state of rural India and come up with ideas that could change the way people live in villages. Giving the example of the enormous achievements of her village, she pointed out to the students that they should join politics, become the well -educated political force, and that would turn India into a superpower.
The third speaker was Shri Gauri Sawant. One of the most dynamite speakers at Nirmatatva, who enchanted the audience with her buoyant confidence and inspiring stories was Shri Gauri Sawant, a Social Activist working for the Transgender Community of India. She began her speech at Nirmatatva by talking about gender equality and women empowerment and raised a question as to why we need to think about such issues. She spoke about Indian mythology which recognized and respected the various transgender persons, and gave an example of Shikhandi, the first transgender to become a King in an era where women were not accepted as rulers. Shri Gauri Sawant gave some glimpses about her journey and mentioned that transgender persons have only begun to be recognized since the year 2014, after the Rights of Transgender Persons Bill was passed. Only after this bill, it has become mandatory for every organization and institution to add a category for them. She also threw light on her journey of raising an orphan, which was her first experience of raising a child being a transgender. Shri Gauri Sawant is credited for founding an organization, ‘Aaji Cha Ghar’, which provides a home to many abandoned girls and senior transgender persons.
This was the cultural night organized under Perspective Richter 10. We had “Abid Khan and Group” for folk music. They are the Langa Singers. Langa is a hereditary community in Rajasthan that makes its living by doing what they are best at- music. What seemed to be a dying art is now becoming internationally renowned, thanks to Abid Khan and Group, who perform at both national as well as international events and take Rajasthani folk music to new heights with every performance Throughout their one hour of performance, this group connected with each and every person sitting in the auditorium and gave them goose bumps. Combining the richness of folk music with modern day songs, Abid Khan and group gave the spectators an evening to remember. They also danced while singing and whole crowd dance on their beats and rhythm. But there is more to the scintillating performance that this group gave. In today’s age, when our rich Indian culture is dying, this group of young men is trying to revive the art of their community. Not only that, they are even taking it at a global level and making their art famous. Coming from small towns, with extremely low levels of literacy, no financial backing and a history of harassment, Abid Khan and group is changing the face of their community. From not being able to even see the king of their province, they are now entertaining them and sitting with them to eat with respect. The journey was not easy. From selling their art for almost free, their fate changed when they stood second in Sony Television’s show, ‘Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega’. From then, there has been no looking back for this talented group. This might not have been possible without the assistance of a group of people who are encouraging and supporting local talent to give them recognition and the respect of being artists. Not only the local talent is being supported, but efforts are being made to improve their lives both educationally as well as financially. This very local talent, no matter how small or big, is what differentiates Indian culture from the rest of the world, making it more vibrant and rich.
This was a comedy show organized under Perspective Richter 10. W invited “Rahul Subramanian” as comedy star. They say that comedy is the toughest form of acting, making people laugh is not a very easy task. But an engineer can do anything in life and MBA grills you until it completely grooms you. Only a guy who has been through both of these phases in life can be expected to do a Full time job as a Brand Manager and be a Stand-up comedian at the same time. Rahul Subramanian is a Stand-up Comedian who has made a name for himself through his YouTube channel rich with ROFL comedy and piercing satires. The auditorium echoed with laughter as he tickled one and all with his simple but meticulous delivery of humor with pinches of satire and rawness to make things interesting and drove people into fits of laughter. Ranging from subtle satire at the real lives of MBAs and Engineers, to fictional proclivities of Old time scientists, their perks and disadvantages and the pros and cons of being a sportsperson, he kept the audience engaged, engrossed and entertained. Day 1 of PR10 couldn't have ended on a higher note.
Kartab was an event that provided a platform to the acrobats for demonstrating their immense abilities gained over the years of persistence. Acrobats were invited for Malkhamb presentation. They started with the rope tricks. From age 12