Budding engineers of ‘Surendra Institute of Engineering and Management’ (SIEM), Siliguri, a premiere B. Tech. college of North Bengal, greet their teachers and simultaneously welcome the freshers on the auspicious occasion of Teachers Day every year. Mr. Ashok Narayan Bhattacharya, Mayor of Siliguri Municipal Corporation, and Mr. Jayanta Bhowmik, the pioneer cricket coach from Siliguri, who happens to be a coach to the cricket icon Wriddhiman Saha, attended the event as guests of honour, who motivated the students with their inspiring words. The event was followed by departmental toppers felicitation, and award distribution to the winners of various competitions held throughout the day. The parents were also felicitated during the show. Mayor Bhattachatya handed over medals to the college toppers of the academic year 2017 to Rupak Chowdhury (Department of ECE) and Saptaparna Dutta Chowdhury (Department of CE). Colourful cultural events, inclusive of dance, songs, band presentations, fashion show, games were organised by the students to commemorate Teachers Day. Simultaneously, ‘Alfresco 2017’, fresher’s welcome, was organised in which students performed songs, dances, and band presentations. Fashion show was a chief attraction of ‘Alfresco 2017’, in which 1st year students participated with enthusiasm. The dignitaries present in the event included Mr. Rambilas Agarwal, President, Bidya Bharati Foundation, Siliguri; Mrs. Kamlesh Agarwal, Pro VC, Delhi Public School, Siliguri; Mr. Sharad Agarwal, Chairman, SIEM; Mrs. Snigdha Agarwal, Director, SIEM; Mr. SP Das, Principal, DPS-Siliguri; Ms. Shailendar Kaur, Principal, DPS-Fulbari; Prof. (Dr.) A. Rameshkumar, Principal, SIEM, Siliguri.