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  • IIT Rajasthan brings “VARCHAS 2011” to Jodhpur

    IIT Rajasthan brings Varchas 2011The Indian Institute of Technology, Rajasthan, which shifted base to Jodhpur recently, has already begun its journey to people's hearts with its very own sports festival, Varchas. Varchas is a festival, conceptualized and organized by the students of IIT-J. The registrations for the event have begun and all the preparations are in place.

    The festival, first of its kind in Jodhpur, is set to be held from 27th to 30th of January.

    Varchas, which means vigour in Sanskrit, involves many sports, including football, cricket, athletics, chess, basketball, volleyball, badminton, tennis, table tennis and many more. When contacted the organizers, this is what its convenor had to say about the fest. “The four day festival will begin with an Opening Ceremony on the 27th. The opening ceremony promises to be a grand event, with the itinerary packed with an exciting cultural programme. The four days will fly by, with a bustling event schedule, loads of informal events, challenging quizzes, as well as the fun-filled excitement which accompanies festivals on IIT campuses. The expected footfall for the festival is 600 to 800 participants from all over the country. The fest is centred on a social motive, a stand to bring people out of their homes, to celebrate life, through sports. In view of this, the venue for the event ranges from the Gaushala ground for most events, and the imposing Barkatullah Stadium for the cricket matches. With the interest Varchas is generating, the packed crowds are sure to bring an air of excitement around the venues.”

    The Indian Institute of Technology Rajasthan, was set up on 4th August, 2008. Presently, the college consists of three departments, viz., Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. After running successfully in Kanpur for two years, it finally came home to Rajasthan, its home state in April, 2010. Currently functioning from a temporary academic campus at MBM Engineering College, Ratanada, the college is expected to shift to its permanent campus on Jodhpur-Nagaur Highway in the coming days. The students presently reside at IIT Hostels, set up on New Pali Road.

    Our correspondent Ayush Gupta visited the Jodhpur campus sometime back and he found the students of IIT Rajasthan showing keen interest and fervour in extra-curricular activities like sports, dance, drama, music etc. With academics being their forte, students have never compromised with their priorities.

    Varchas is the brainchild of these very enterprising students, who felt the need for an Inter Collegiate Sports Festival to develop their ever expanding relationship with the society.

    With all the planning and preparation done, the students of IIT Rajasthan are now eagerly awaiting the advent of their first ever sports fest at the national level. Varchas 2011 is here, for the country to stand up and recognize the importance of Sports in day to day life.

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