Report: Sangita Sharma
Caption: Vishnu Kshettri
Photographer: Nishchal Shrestha
Event Coordinator: Prakash Manandhar, Nishchal Shrestha & Surendra Adhikari
Members: Sangita Sharma, Chandra Shrestha, Pradeep Gurung, Pravinda Ranjit
Volunteers: Vishnu Kshettri, Upashana Rai, Ashish Shrestha, Prabash Jha, Manik Madhikermi, Pratik Joshi, Jairam Sedai, Asim Shrestha, Deepak Biswakarma, Shilpa Gorkhali, Shilpa Shrestha, Prabhat Sainju, Aakash Shakya, Rikesh Shakya, Nabin Maharjan
Locus, a truly student initiated event organized by Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk started from 2003 A.D. Since then the event is being organized with newer ideas and innovations every year with participation of the students from various colleges to foster and share their knowledge. Locus events can be broadly classified into competitive and non-competitive events.
This year the event was held from 27-29 November in the IOE, Pulchowk Engineering College. The program was inaugurated by the Minister of Information and Communication Mr. Shankar Pokharel .It was really a great opportunity for D2Hawkeye to be the prime sponsor of such an event where more than 11000 visitors visited within span of three days.
On behalf of D2Hawkeye, Department of Engineering –Mr Prakash Manandhar highlighted the program. He tried to address the gap that still exists between the academics and the practitioners. He also emphasized that D2Hawkeye is continuing to act towards lowering the existing gap by being a part of such events and providing trainings and organizing competitions among the students as a part of corporate responsibility. He on behalf of D2HawkeyeServices expressed his happiness and honor for being a prime sponsor of such a reputed event in the country and would like to continue in forthcoming years too. He also pointed out that graduates of IOE are doing well in D2Hawkeye and hope to be better and more competitive in the coming years too.
The unique identity of D2Hawkeye was revealed from the prominent stall in the premises. Leaflets of Trainee and Software Professionals were distributed. The group of volunteers enthusiastically presented the charm of D2Hawkeye to the mass of inquisitive visitors. This event aided for the exposure of D2Hawkeye amongst the future potential generation.
Talking about the event, the main charm of the event was Hardware and Software Competition, electrical events, paper presentation, games and bikalpa competitions. The Summary of the programs that took place within different Events was as follows:
|1.||Software Competition and Exhibition|
|2.||Hardware competition and Exhibition|
Apart from exhibition and competitions, there were some really interesting stalls like how to fix your computers, Hair solar panel and Wind turbine. Hair solar panel and wind turbine were concepts of renewal energy which is very useful in the context of Nepal where energy is of prime concern.
Nevertheless, the program was a success since it was able to bring all the talented students in one platform to showcase their hard works to others and get recognized in crowd. This event was successful in creating hope for the newly born scientist in implementing their ideas for the development of the country. Policy makers and decision makers should really think of these students and provide them conducive environment and opportunity to hone and enhance their knowledge.