Red-X organises action-packed weekend2 min read
Manipal: Red-X, the socio-adventure club of Manipal University, organised its two day adventure weekend, Vertigo, on 22 and 23 October in the Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) campus area.
Vertigo, is annually organised in the odd semester to raise funds in order to help underprivileged children and orphanages, where they provide them with education, so that they can pursue a career of their choice. This year Vertigo offered five types of adventure sports: Wall rappelling, Zip-lining, Guerilla Walking, Archery and Cliff Hanger, the last one being the flagship event for this year. Each event was conducted with proper equipment and in the presence of a trainer.
The first day, which began with Cliff-Hanger at 9 am, witnessed a major turnout due to its strategic location. A cone-shaped pole was set up in the MIT basketball court, which the students could climb. “The response we’ve got has been pretty good this year,” said Yashvarya Mehta, a member of the Red-X crew.
On the second day, the events began at 8 am, with five different event happening simultaneously in different areas if the campus. Archery took place in the NCC grounds, while Wall rappelling was held on the rooftop of the Innovation Centre. People zip-lined on the 3rd floor of Academic Block-5, and the Guerilla Walk was hosted in Academic Block-1. “It was a good event, but I faced slight issues with finding the venue since there weren’t any sign boards around,” said Hritthav, a first year student of MIT, after finishing a session of zip-lining.
The event was extensively publicised on social media and many other public places, with table-toppers and charts. “I got to know about the event through Facebook, and came because I’m a huge adrenaline junkie. It was a lot of fun,” said Adib Fikri, a third year student of Melaka Manipal Medical College (MMMC).
The entire package of five events was priced at Rs 650 for members and Rs 750 for non-members. “To be honest, it was exhausting but it was worth it after we received a good response from people and heard how happy they were after the events. Our effort did not go to waste and it was appreciated,” added Akhhilla, a member of the organising crew.
Edited by Shriya Ramakrishnan