Recently concluded Lakshya-2011, three day technical fest of the Engineering College, Kozhikode was an amazing event. As many as youngsters and elders, equally participated in the Lakshya. Major national and state level organizations took part in the gala with interactive open sessions and informative seminars. Some giant public sector organizations along with some private firms showcased their innovative technologies and advanced products to the public.
Indian Army, Indian Space Research Organization(ISRO), (Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Indian Coast Guard, Indian Navy, KSEB, KSRTC, Energy Management Centre, Kerala State Industrial Developmenty Corporation (KSIDC), Cochin Shipyard, Brahmose Aerospace were some of the organizations who presented their latest technical strength in various segments.
ISRO’s stall exhibited the scientific themes and models of rockets and satellite vehicles along with many latest types of equipment. The sample models of India’s first rocket, launched from Thumba on 21 November 1967, Aryabhatta, GSLV and PSLV origins, with informative displays and descriptions were among the major attraction.
National Disaster Response Force explained the functions of their sophisticated equipments for saving lives during disasters. Enthusiastic children assembled there to listen the words of NDRF personnel who had displayed the urbane machines and gave brief description on each in a simple manner.
Major attraction of NDRF stall was Life Detector and Victim Location Camera. The precautions to be taken during natural calamities like flood, storm and earthquake, were explained at the stall.
Calicut Bomb Squad participated in the fête with the objective of spreading the message of precautions while facing with bombs and other explosives. Many ultra modern arms in disguise even in the form of toys were displayed to make the public cautioned while detecting such dangerous items on the move.
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) introduced its advanced color sensor system, designed for the industry needs. It was built in 4X20 LCD display.
Spreading the message of reducing the usage of electricity in homes, Energy Management Centre (EMC),
distributed informative pamphlets for the public to save energy usage. It says when you use eleven watts of , Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL)lamps instead of sixty watt for 10000 hours, 490 units of electricity can be saved or it is as equivalent as saving rupees 1470 per unit.
According to E.M.C, CFL with reflectors would help to focus light to specific tasks of reading room and kitchen; this task lights reduce seventy five percentage of electricity usage.
The Final Year Civil Engineering Students organized a remarkable stall with eco-friendly building concepts, green micro cities, aimed for sustainable development.
“This is our environment-friendly, go green concept for the future metros.”-says Sharanya, the final year student. The suspense bridge designed and built by the same students attracted many children .The movements on the bridge were really funny.
“We have made this bridge without any external support. “-says Rithesh, another student of Final Civil Engineering.
Remote controlled Coconut Climbing Machine, designed by Prakashan T.M, the former sales tax officer was displayed in the fest. The machine can be operated without climbing on the tree. It costs rupees 15,000.
Jasna Joseph’s simple and great match-stick homes were wonderfully designed. She made the houses by using match sticks and Plaster of Paris alone.
Many technical education firms and other scientific institutions also offered their products and services during the fest.