[Memoirs from the Past]
"So came the contest again,
With the mightiest of its wrath,
And honoured the ones who achieved,
All laurels in their path."
As one of my very good friends, says "Adding feathers to your cap", yet again the caps of many people became heavier, by the newly added feathers, and thankfully a few them landed onto mine too.
This time around the competition was cool, with lots of team coming from the BEs along with the teams from our department. And we at MCAs did excellently well and won many prizes.
Three of them landed on our teams’ lap. Marketing, Surprise and Dumb C.
Dumb C was a great achievement, for the first time on our group was able to pull it off, and we won the second prize.
Surprise Event came as a surprise to us, since we were fifth in the prelims and coincidently the fourth team didn’t turn up giving us the opportunity and we came second.
The biggest win was the Marketing. We topped the prelims and the finals too. 🙂 We got the product "Gunda School" to market to the general public. We were kinda busy with the other things going on and so didn’t prepare overnight. The event was at 2 o’clock and we started preparing at one thirty. Initially we thought of backing out but then it would have been bad. So decided to give it a go, with the only rehearsal done outside the hall just ten minutes before, we went on stage. By the time we left, we were on top, with no doubts cast anywhere. The audience in applauses and laughs. And the result was no surprise.
Then I was short listed for the System Analyst too and did a great performance. But for the fourth time in a row, I was not able to get the prize for it. 😦
But anyways the judge gave a noteworthy mention though.
And yes the glorious moment for me was during the end of the function before the awards ceremony. The judge Mr. N Sekar, announced me the best performer during the event and awarded me with a memento. It was jubilation at its peak, the audience just bursted in applause. It is least to say that I was flattered. It was great, just great. On of the memorable moments in my life. 🙂
That was it. This time around the event was organized in a more efficient manner than the previous year. And the stage coordination was meticulous. Kudos to the juniors’ batch, who have a great coordination and organizing sense.
[For the uninitiated ones, Infotrek is the annual intra-college symposium conducted by the Students’ Chapter of ACM at NIT Trichy. The hosts are the students of Masters of Computer Application, of the Department of Computer Applications, NIT Trichy.]