The month of March has been rather busy and eventful at REVA, with an array of activities, FDPs, School wise programmes, the highlight of the year beginning being Jagruti Phase II and REVOthsava apart from the coverage, recognition, ratings and Awards that we have fetched once again for REVA.
Sifting through each of these events, Jagruti Phase II was crucial for us, having successfully completed Phase I of the campaign. As I go through and read the reviews of Jagruti II it gives me immense pleasure to note that both our faculty and team have immensely contributed to the making of this student led campaign a success. The release of the Jagruti souvenir and the launch of the second phase of the campaign by Disha Oberoi has been a milestone set for us at REVA to prove that we are unique and that our sensitivity towards society apart from our social responsibility is priority. The street plays were our best mode of transferring the strong message of voting and its importance in our constituency. Kudos to the students who went religiously every evening to perform in the villages. Am sure it has not been easy to identify the location for the staging of the plays, mobilizing the crowd in the evening hours amidst all the commotion and fading away of the daylight. A great job done indeed!
Dovetailing this campaign was our Annual cultural fest REVothsava. The grandeur with which we hosted this cultural bonanza is a testimony to the fact that REVA believes in grooming the overall personality of students, balancing scholastics and co-scholastics, tradition and the contemporary, art and science and above all respect and pride for our heritage. Renowned artiste Padmashri Hariharan’s performance and rendition resonated our objective of holding REVothsava as a cultural whirring of art and talent. An evidence towards our attempt to balance Science and Art has also been the commemoration of the Birth Centenary Year of Dr Vikram A Sarabhai at REVA in this month of March.
The fetching of the GOLD Band at the QS ratings has been the apple of everybody’s eye at REVA. With 3 Diamond categories, 3 Gold and 2 Silver and with us being the only University to fetch a Diamond in Art and Culture; we have proved that we are heading in the right direction. Time has come for us to take cognizance of what we have achieved in a short span of time, being a young University and harness our talent towards achieving the next band of performance standards.
Personally speaking, being covered and featured in FORBES India was a pleasant surprise but combined with pride and joy as I acknowledge the fact that both DivyaSree and REVA are on the national arena with this recognition. I felt deeply touched as I received the ‘Best University Award’ for REVA from the Hon’ble Vice President of India, Shri Venkaiah Naidu at Delhi. My joy is boundless, but with this comes the self-awareness that we cannot stop here, there is so much to achieve and our benchmark has risen, making it even more important that we work effortlessly towards the next milestone in our road map for REVA.