The Computer Science and Engineering department organized the annual farewell program for the batch of 2018 on 1st May 2018 at Golden Jubilee Lecture Theatre (GJLT). Invitations were sent to all the undergraduate and postgraduate final years to enjoy, sing, dance and cry for one last time together. As always the fabulous function started on a high note with the pre-final year students reaching Sapphire hostel with a dhol whose echoing sounds excited each and every final year to get on the streets to show off their dance moves while putting all other thoughts aside.
Soon enough the dance mob reached GJLT which was lighted up by decorations for the grand event with every final year in a jovial mood, ready to witness the grand occasion. The event started at 18:00 hours with Abhishek Chattopadhyay and Anushka Jaiswal taking upon the province of hosting the farewell along with Ayush Kumar and Rutika Moharir being the informal anchors. The proceedings began with an enlightening speech by the Head of the Department, Professor Prasanta K. Jana who addressed all the students by emphasizing upon the new world awaiting them with a wonderful anecdote. With his speech, he edified the students to be active in the system in which they would be working in the future. The first performance of the night was a beautiful song with a dulcet voice by Jayant Sharma followed by a dance by final years for which the entire crowd rejoiced. Amidst all the cultural performances, faculty members of the department, including Dr. ACS Rao, Dr. Dharavath Ramesh, Dr. Arup Kumar Pal and Dr. Amgoth Tarachand were called on the stage to share their wonderful words of wisdom and distribute the mementos to all the final years. They reflected their thoughts on hardwork and time management, not to mention the importance of college life towards a person’s career.
"Fare thee well!
And if forever,
Still forever, Fare thee well. "
The night transformed into a complete charade of laughter and joy with the hilarious play by second years where they enacted some of the beloved final years in various funny scenarios like Exams, Pre-Placement and Basant. The hilarity ensued to a different dimension with the “Lollipop Awards” distributed by the pre-final years to final years for absurd things like “Mr. Pareshan”, “Richie Rich” and “Pujari of the year” to name a few. The cultural performances ranging from a literally rocking performance by Nishit Dabi on his electric guitar to a fascinating dance performance by girls from the final year were all highlighted by crazy hooting from the crowd. Many other final years also put forward an amazing show of their singing and dancing talents.
Professor Chiranjeev Kumar, the former HOD put a spotlight on the contributions of all the students in various departmental activities and shared his appreciation for all that the students went through with him. It was followed by multiple emotional songs by some final years to which the crowd sang along in a cosmic nostalgia. The night reached its conclusion with the prize distribution for winners of the events conducted by the ACM student chapter and CSE. Finally, some videos were played for the final years as a parting gift and memoir to cherish upon in the future. This was followed by a grand dinner arranged by the department and the CSE society, wherein the juniors got to interact with their to-be passouts and have a multitude of quality selfies with all of them
All good things must come to an end - so do not cry
because it is over, but smile because it happened. This
is where a new chapter of life commences and we wish
you the best in reaching every milestone you work for.
You have been really very encouraging, supporting, care
taking and truly behaved to us like friendly guardians in
this college, helping us through many ups and downs of
college life. We heartily wish you a prosperous and triumphant
future. You will always be part of our lives no
matter what. Although the time of goodbyes has come,
Farewell is not forever but only for a little while so until
we meet again.
“Don’t be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.”