IITGN to Provide International Exposure to Students in the City

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Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) will provide international exposure to the students in the city in its annual cultural festival this year. International students from around different countries will be displaying their traditions costumes.


Ahmedabad, Gujarat, January 24, 2014 -(PressReleasePoint)-  Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) will provide international exposure to the students in the city in its annual cultural festival this year. International students from around different countries will be displaying their traditions costumes, food and other cultural and traditional items at the campus as a part of the Institute’s two-day annual cultural festival – Blithchron ’14, which will begin on Saturday, January 25, 2014.

As a part of an event called ‘Global Village’ in Blithchron ’14, around fifteen students from ten different countries will be taking part at Blithchron this year to display their traditions and cultures. Students of different countries will be present in different stalls where they will be displaying their traditional dress, food items, interesting pictures from their countries and so on. The participants will be interacting with the visitors to share the interesting details of their countries and learn about the others’ as well.

“We planned to host the event - Global Village, as we thought it will be an excellent opportunity for students of various institutes to interact with the international students and learn more about their cultures. The world has become a global village along with the fast IT Revolution and it has become very important for each one of us to have a better understanding of what is happening across the globe.” said Sanket Shah, one of the core committee members of Blithchron ’14.

Global Village will have representations from countries such as China, Taiwan, Columbia, Argentina, Egypt, Russia and so on. One of the international students from Taiwan Nicol Wang said, “I am really excited about this event as this will be a great opportunity to share my culture as well as learn about others’. I am planning to display the traditional envelops and calligraphy from my country. I am also thinking of wearing our traditional dress.”

Blithchron has gained widespread popularity among the masses in the last 5 years. True to its name-‘Blithe’ meaning festivity and ‘Chronos’ meaning ‘time’, Blithchron aims to provide a festive time, not just for the fun-loving spirits across the country. Blithchron is not a profit making event and has open entry for all its events while passes are handed out free of cost for its ‘Pronite’.

Solely organized by the students of IITGN, Blithchron not only on the fun and frolic but also serves as a platform for students of various universities, colleges and institutes across the country to come together to share their talent, interact and know more about each other and their respective institutes.

Blithchron ’14 will present more than 25 events of various natures during the two days. Some of the leading events include (1) Panache: a fashion-show competition regularly participated by leading design institutes such as National Institute of Design (NID), National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) and others; (2) String Theory: a rock band competition participated by bands from cities as far as Surat and Jaipur and (3) Synchronize: a dance competition which is much awaited for by participants and audience equally every year.

On the evening of the second day, Blithchron ’14 will host Pentagram, a celebrated Mumbai-based music band with Vishal Dadlani as its lead singer for its Pronite. Hollywood actor who acted in movies like Star Trek and The Shawshank Redemption and other films Brian Brophy will be one of the jury at various events. Prof Brophy is currently the director of Theater Arts at The California Institute of Technology (commonly referred to as Caltech) in the Unites States (US).

The much sought for events like Panache (fashion-show competition); Cultural Nite which will feature a Rajasthan band called ‘Rajasthan Josh’ that plays enchanting traditional folk songs and the Pronite will be held towards the evenings after 5.00pm.

For further details please contact the core committee member of Blithchron ’14:
Sanket Shah:09727696410
Yash Mehta: 09925905027
Vinit Joshi: 08401445774


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