Hindustan College of Science And Technology (AKTU-064)
Agra-Delhi Highway (NH-2 Churmura, Farah
Uttar Pradesh 281122
The colorful opening ceremony of Gyan Jyoti-2020, an Annual Techno-Cultural Festival of Hindustan College was inaugurated by Mr. Harish Rautela, Brajprant Pracharak, as Chief Guest and Mr. Ajit Anjum, Managing Editor of India TV, News24, as Guest of Honour in APJ Abdul Kalam Auditorium, grand auditorium of the College after the lamp lighting and recitation of Saraswati Vandana on 5th February, 2020. The dignitaries specially invited to this program were honored by offering flowers to them. The Convener of Gyan Jyoti-2020, Dr. Puneet Mangla gave a detailed description of about 40 programs and events of the ceremony. More than 500 students had registered for participation in various competitions and activities from HCST and other institutes of Agra-Mathura region.
All the activities and competitions were judged by invited judges from relative fields. Dr. Rajeev Kumar Upadhyay, Director of the college welcomed all the guests at the inauguration ceremony and presented a detailed account of the achievements of the college. The students Muskan Khetan of the college have brightened the name of HCST by getting AIR – 18 and AIR – 46 by Shivangi Agarwal, a student of Bio-Tech. Engineering who excelled in the GATE examination at the all India level in 2019. He told that 5 students of the college got more than 90 percent and 23 students got more than 80 percent marks in the first semester examination of AKTU, Lucknow. He also praised the contribution of the organizers for the successful organization of this annual event in the previous years.
He told that the college is running or has completed many programs funded by DST, NIMT, CSIR. He told that the college has signed MOUs with well known organizations like, MSME, Jackson State University, Bulgium and TSIR etc. He further told that the college has established Automatic Weather Center, I.V hub, and The Center of Excellence and the Nodal Centre of Universal Human Values and Professional Ethics of AKTU, Lucknow. Executive Director of Sharda Group, Prof. D.G. Roy Chaudhary welcomed all the guests at the event and encouraged the minds to participants in the Gyan Jyoti 2020.
The Executive Vice President of SGI, Prof. V.K. Sharma, said that for the last 20 years, the college has been continuously organizing the annual celebrations of Gyan Jyoti successfully. In this ceremony, the students demonstrate their skills and learn the methods of management. He encouraged the students to participate in maximum numbers of activities and sent best wishes for their success. He called Gyan Jyoti the festival of ‘Light of Knowledge’.
The Special Guest of the program, Mr. Ajit Anjum, in his address shared the journey of his student life and career from the beginning to till now. In his speech he presented the example of Mr. Dhiru Bhai Ambani, Founder of Reliance Industry and Thomas Alva Edison, and Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam who got success in life and profession. He also said that the CEOs of the world’s top 100 companies are mostly engineers. Giving the example of Satya Nadella, he said that he is still serving as Microsoft Chief despite being an electrical engineer. He asked the students to recognize their strengths and remove their weaknesses and develop them as their strengths and work according to their interests. He said that the most important thing for engineers is the idea and secondly the use of that idea. He told the students that 99 percent of people have succeeded with their hard work and only one percent people are God gifted. Presenting a famous quotation, he said, “laharon se darker noka paar nahi hoti, koshish karne valon ki kabhi har nahi hoti’. He inspired to those who try by giving example of the ant that the ant does not feel tired and give up the task. She carry grain, and slips hundred times from the climbing walls”.
The Chief Guest at the program, Mr. Harish Rautela, discussed spirituality. He said that the one which is in the body, is in the Universe, the one who knows this fact is called Vivekananda. He motivated the students to bring the country on the path of progress along with their own progress. He said that by putting spirituality and science together, the world can be taken on the path of development. Referring to a question asked by Vivekananda, he said that someone asked Vivekananda if India would be divided in small groups due to poor conditions and slavery, he gave a simple answer and said that while we worked for the search for God no one can divide us. At the end, he asked to the students to learn many things from this function of knowledge and actualize them in life. Along with this, he encouraged the students to participate enthusiastically in the Gyan Jyoti-2020.
At the end of the ceremony, vote of thanks was presented by the Dean Student Welfare Dr. Sandeep Aggarwal. The program was successfully anchored by Adamsiraj, Shobhita, Devan Bansal and Shruti Aggarwal. On this occasion, all the staff members, and students of all departments were present.