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Techies want system change

TECHNOCRATS WANT a change in the system, and this was clearly evident at Odyssey ?2006, a three-day cultural festival, which entered second day on Saturday. The programme is being organised by Harcourt Butler Technological Institute. The day witnessed some fine performances by the wouldb-be engineers who took part in a video-conferencing. Those who could not take part in yesterday?s video-conferencing were invited to express their views today.

india Updated: Feb 26, 2006 00:50 IST

TECHNOCRATS WANT a change in the system, and this was clearly evident at Odyssey –2006, a three-day cultural festival, which entered second day on Saturday. The programme is being organised by Harcourt Butler Technological Institute.

The day witnessed some fine performances by the wouldb-be engineers who took part in a video-conferencing. Those who could not take part in yesterday’s video-conferencing were invited to express their views today. Street plays, ad-mad show, mimicry, sketching, face-painting and several other colourful events formed part of the programme. Speaking on the topic ‘India -(minus) You = India then You = 0’, Chandan Mishra, an HBTI student, said, “In front of a bigger valuable x, the value of a small variable will result in the resultant integer x, but that certainly doesn’t mean that the value of the smaller valuable, the ordinary person in the society, would remain negligible.”

Speaking in the same vein, Chandan, another student Mayank Chandola said politicians should be made disciplined like the Indian Armed Forces, and this was the need of the hour to bring about changes in the existing system.

Patriotism was the key word to the programme and it was evident even in the sketching competition where students were given themes on nature, politics and monuments. The students also drew some images of corrupt politicians.

Through sketches, the students ridiculed the Railway Budget. The students organized some street plays and drew the attention of their counterpart towards social stigmas like superstition and dowry. According to some students, winning or losing in various competitions hardly mattered to them what attracted them was the joy of being together.