Among huge fanfare, 'Alacrity 4G', the two day colourful annual inter-college fest of Surendra Institute of Engineering and Management (SIEM), Siliguri, under the aegis of 'Bidya Bharati Foundation', was inaugurated on Thursday, 3rd March, 2016, and concluded on Friday, 4th March, 2016.
'MO2', a popular band from Siliguri performed on the opening day and entertained the crowd with their compositions while a nationally acclaimed band 'Underground Authority' rocked the stage on the final day. General, technical and polytechnic colleges of North Bengal enthusiastically registered their participation in the event. Dance and Rock Band competitions were the main attractions of day one.
Cultural categories of events included Face Painting, Singing, Dance, Rock Band, Instrumental, Just-a-Minute, Quiz, Debate, Short Film, Photography, Fashion Parade, Treasure Hunt, while 'Dernier Cri', the technical competitions slot of the event, include, Robo-Soccer, LAN-Gaming, Tech Quiz, Brain Wars, Coding, Sectional elevation of Multi-storeyed Building, Reinforcement details of Roof Slab, Electronic Circuit Designing, CAD Drawing, Welding, etc. Students of Salesian College, Adamas, Jalpaiguri Polytechnic Institute, Darjeeling Govt. Polytechnic Institute, Siliguri Institute of Technology, Gyan Jyoti College, IIAS, KGTM, Bagdogra College, MAAC, participated in the cultural and technical events under the flagship of 'Alacrity 4G'.
Mr. Rambilas Agarwal, President of Bidya Bharati Foundation, graced the event with his presence and marked the formal inauguration of the event, while Mr. Koustav Dutta, Principal, Jalpaiguri Polytechnic Institute was the Chief Guest of the final day’s event. The dignitaries present for the event were Mrs. Kamlesh Agarwal, Pro VC Madam, Delhi Public School, Siliguri, Mr. Sharad Agarwal, Chairman, SIEM, Mrs. Snigdha Agarwal, Director, SIEM, Prof. (Dr.) A. Ramesh Kumar, Principal, SIEM and Mr. S. P. Das, Principal, Delhi Public School, Siliguri. The winners, runners up and participants of the events held were awarded with trophies and certificates by the distinguished guests.