By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Dehradun, 17 Nov: Students of Graphic Era Hill University worked for a continuous 24 hours, day and night, to make unique projects. By using the latest technology, principles and creativity, the students surprised everyone by making robots to new trendy clothes in just 24 hours.
The occasion was the second season of Omnithon, Omnithon 2.0. This 24 hour long event was inaugurated by Vice Chancellor, Graphic Era Hill University, Prof Dr Sanjay Jasola, who encouraged and motivated the students to take part. In Omnithon, each department of the University has themed based projects, which the students have to create by working for 24 hours continuously in the university premises
The Department of Agriculture organised Agrithon, in which the students made projects for innovative organic farming; Department of Mechanical Engineering held Robot making; the Physical Department made a Solar Energy Water Purifier; Department of Civil Engineering organised a recyclothon in which the students used waste plastic bottles to make new useful things; the Computer Science Department undertook computer programming.
The Mathematics Department’s emphasis was on models of latex and statistics calculations in Python.
A short documentary was made on the activities of various departments by the students of journalism and mass communication department, in the event Docuthon. The English Department’s Sahitya-Thon participants expressed their creative thinking through stories, poems and creative writing, while participants in the fashion department’s Pret-A-Thon showcased their art by creating lounges, textures on walls and pillars as well as designed new clothes.
Students from the Animation and Fine Arts Department participated in Ani-thon and Art-O-thon and completed their projects using animation and colours. The management department participants struggled to conceptualise the best business model.
During Omnithan, students were seen completing their tasks throughout the day and night in the university campus with enthusiasm and passion. More than 1500 participants took part in this grand event and more than 900 students worked in the campus overnight and got their tasks done by Sunday morning.