A mega academic contest “Brainstorm-2016” was organized today at Echelon Institute of Technology, Faridabad. Aim of this event was to encourage the non- medical students of 12th class to pursue engineering as their career. Students were given one hour duration test with 50 multiple choice questions on the pattern of JEE Main. This was a test of their intelligence and sharpness of mind. A total of 1496 students from 47 schools in Faridabad, Ballabhgarh & Palwal participated in the event.
After the test, students were offered lunch and accompanied by their teachers they were taken around the institute campus and shown all the key areas like library, computer center, workshops & laboratories, projects, hostels, gymnasium, playgrounds, etc. They were given an orientation of the engineering courses to generate scientific temper and inquisitive mind. This was followed by a cultural program by the students of the institute. “Zabar” band gave an electrifying performance keeping the students spellbound. Thereafter results of the contest were announced and prizes including lap tops, tablets, digital watches, travel bags and scholarships worth Rs 3.34 Crores were distributed to those who topped the scores.
The first three overall prizes of a laptop each were bagged by Hardik Batra of St. Joseph School NIT-5, Rashi Satsangi of MVN School and Satya Shree Semantroy of DAV School Sec 49. Also first three toppers from each school were awarded with a tablet, wrist watch and a travel bag to first, second & third respectively.
Chairman of the institute Sh Prabhat Agarwal addressed the students and gave a spiritual perspective to generate confidence. He said tension is the root cause of inferiority complex. A consciousness rooted in responsibility, ability to face circumstances, acceptance of failures, listening o you heart and following your love and making your dreams and not possessiveness, the foundation of life is always full of clarity and confidence.