‘Revel’rie returns to manipal2 min read
The 38th edition of the annual sports and cultural festival of Manipal Institute of Technology, ‘Revels 2017’ was inaugurated at the MIT quadrangle on March 7, with the theme ‘Carnaval, the rhythm of life.’
While addressing the audience Dr G K Prabhu, Director, MIT, referred to the efforts taken this year to digitize the fest on a larger scale. Calling it MIT’s contribution to turning India into a ‘cashless society’, Dr. G.K. Prabhu, Director, MIT said that the online registrations, introduction of Revels Cup sports website, and the online transaction provisions are digital initiatives taken by the college to make Revels ’17 a ‘cashless festival’. “Through these methods, a small fest like ours is complying with the plans of the government,” he added.
The Rotaract Club of Manipal distributed five sewing machines to needful women to encourage women empowerment during the ceremony.
The inauguration was followed by an act by magician, hypnotist and psychological illusionist Karan Singh. Opening his act by reading the minds of the faculty, Karan Singh managed to raise a lot of cheer from the audience. Karan’s mind reading abilities, from unlocking a random person’s pin secured phone to calling out the name of a student’s first crush, left quite an impact on the audience. “Karan’s tricks were very clean and it left us in wonder and awe. It was a mesmerising experience,” said Michelle, a first year student from FOA. A stall with Karan Singh’s merchandise was also set up outside the quadrangle.
The four day long festival will be ending on March 11, and will see a wide range of competitions and sports activities conducted under various categories, including three new categories that have been added this year.
Featured Photograph: Tamanna Wadehra
Edited by Shreya Job
Stay tuned to The Manipal Journal as we bring you updates from the fest.