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Socio-Cultural Fest (Alma Fiesta) of Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar-Day2

The second day of the 9th edition of the annual socio-cultural fest of IIT Bhubaneswar, Alma Fiesta 2018 initiated with same zeal and enthusiasm with which inauguration ceremony of the fest ended on the previous night. The day began with workshops which featured students from every part of India ranging from Kerala to Delhi. Model United Nations (MUN) saw a participation of around 120 candidates hailing from colleges and universities from all over the nation, such as Jadavpur University and Aligarh Muslim University. The discussions were conducted smoothly and involved a healthy debating atmosphere with enthusiastic participants. The solo and group dance performances had competitors from various colleges of Odisha, including KIIT, GEC, and GITA. The audience was thoroughly enthralled by the performers as they unleashed their full potential on stage. The second day of the fest also included events of fine-arts like sketching and literary events like Poetry Slam. Alma Fiesta kick-started the music competition with UpBeat, the acoustic band competition. A total of eight bands participated from various colleges of Odisha. The highlight of the day was the Kite Flying Festival which was inspired by the vision of the Honourable Director, Prof. R. V. Raja Kumar. The kite flying festival was thoroughly enjoyed by the students, the external participants as well as by the family members of faculty and staff. The evening concert by Bodhi Route was awe-inspiring and saw the participants on the edge of their toes, dancing to the beats.