Medicaps University once again proved their mettle as Central India’s most proficient University by organizing Moonstone 2K18, a Techno-Cultural fest that gained immense popularity and appreciation from students all over India. The reputation set by previous Moonstone was taken to new levels by Moonstone 2K18 through the variety of ground-breaking events and initiatives it came up with.
The journey of Moonstone 2K18 began on the 21th of March 2018 with the first chapter of Techfest – IONOS 1.0. The desideratum of the IONOS is to ignite ideas and provide a platform to students to showcase and develop their technical skills. The inauguration began with BAHA cars driven with the logo of Techfest unveiled in the function. Inauguration ceremony concluded with the enlightened words of Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Dr. Sunil K Somani and thereby began the never-ending series of events.
The campus was flooded with events of various technical and fun-filled spree with the range of activities in all fields of engineering. It marked its strength with Laser Tag, X-Box, Hydroshots and LaunchPad which attracted the young crowd. Another segments included was robotics like robowar, roborace, aquarobo and related activities. Tug of war, ice aand place, selfie pointes were the places of enormous energy and triggered the spark of Techfest. The whole day was fun packed with lectures of Silicon Valley Technocrate Mr. Siddarth Rajhans and Mr. Abhishek Dubey of Muskan Foundation. The innovative attraction of the techfest was the showcased custom bikes by our own alumni. The day ended with the super cars showcased in the campus.
Second day i.e. March 22, 2018, at Medi-Caps University was taken off with the highly inspirational talk of Padam Shri Dr.(Mrs.) Janak Palta McGilligan at small auditorium. She is a social worker, founding trustee and Vice Chairperson of Mummy McGilligan Centre for Sustainable Development, a non-government organization for sustainable community development. Her talk was on the same topic where she emphasized the criticality of sustainable community, sustainable resources and sustainable environment. The crisp message out of her talk is that today we are all running behind earning money, without taking care of the environment and how critical it would be for the next-to-next generation to survive. The big question raised by her was whether they will breathe money, whether they can drink money? Her whole life can be considered as an inspiration for one who is having urge to work for social cause. Yet another talk was by Dr. Abhay Raja on Time Management. He has addressed and being followed in many IIMs. The talk was mainly on why time management is important, what the various ways responsible for wasting time are and how we can manage the time. The high performance recreational activity was BOMbastic and Canvas Laugh Club. Power packed with lot of music instruments and high volume this event just outstand the level of entertainment.
The second day was mostly awaited because of its first Kavi Sammelan of Moonstone History. The Kavi Sammelan was made successful by 6 Kavi of different genres. The Main Guest as Kavi was, Mr. Surendra Sharma, the National Kavi, who is most popular in the field of Laughter. Along with him Mr. Ashok sundrani also made students laugh loud. This event was thourghly enjoyed by everyone and was an remarkable one.
The Third day of the fest witnessed twice the crowd and the campus over-flowed with minds eager to explore and experiment. The main day of Moonstone from where, a new journey was to start with lots of new events and most popular cultural events. There were in total 40 events scheduled for this day. The events for the third day were Symphony (Singing Competition of various geners), Roadies, Ludo King, Yuva Sansad, Nukkad Natak competition, Stunt Mania, Talent Showcase, Mimicry Competition and other Filler events. The day concluded on a very glamorous note with the Fashion show and the dance showdown being the highlight of the day. An event for which every Medicapsian wait and prepare. The aspiring models were judged by a renowned fashion model. The winners received the title of Mr Moonstone (Aayush Gureja) and Ms. Moonstone (Aishwarya) with prices of worth Rs. 20,000 each. Also various dance groups gave some stunning performances to rock the eve.
The annual function of Medi-caps University “Spandan” was held on 24 March 2018. The event marked facilitation of academic as well as non-academic staff of the university. The event also included many musical as well as dance performances. The event was held in the presence of the Honorable dignitaries of the university. The event was graced by the presence of Chancellor R.C. Mittal, Pro-Chancellor Gopal Agrawal, Vice-Chancellor Dr. S.K. Somani and Registrar Dr.Pradyum Yadav. The fest finally came to its final day, 24th of March 2018 with the completion of finale of all the events. The main focal point of this day was the Groove: The dance Showdown. The day also witnessed another Stunt Show of this Moonstone by the famous biker of TVS Apache group and some new filler events like Silent Disco and Declamation Competition. The event was brought to a remarkable close with Accord: The bandshow and the DJ night when the whole campus danced along to the fascinating remixed played by DJ’s from all over M.P. and the guest performance by the Reputed DJ Danish along with DJ Harsh. Breaking all the past records the DJ night witnessed an unexpected footfall. Whereas in Band Show top music bands of MP Performed in a Fabulous Manner.
The journey through Moonstone 2018 left everyone with a craving for more and became the most interactive, knowledgeable and memorable experience for all.
Last but not the least the credit for such a remarkable fest goes to the ORGANIZING TEAM of Moonstone 2k18.
Dr. Preeti Jain