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Assam Engineering College comes alive with annual fest Pyrokinesis

With sporting activities, fun events, fashion shows and rock concerts, students make the most of the four-day event at the premier educational institution in Guwahati

Yashira Rahman

Guwahati: With fun, fashion, music, dance -- all coming under one roof, college festivals are the most-awaited time of the year for students. These events not only allow them to break the monotony of academic life, but also let students to showcase their talent and make the most of workshops and other extra-curricular activities.

Over the years, these festivals have come up from just being a conventional cultural event to something that attracts a large number of visitors, apart from students.

Pyrokinesis, the annual cultural fest of the Assam Engineering College (AEC) located in Guwahati in Assam, is one such event. This year, the four-day festival was organised around the theme, ‘Fiesta-De-90's: Nostalgia of the Golden Era’.

Bands from across the Northeast participated in Pyrotechnix, the annual rock music contest, as part of Assam Engineering College’s cultural fest Pyrokinesis
Bands from across the Northeast participated in Pyrotechnix, the annual rock music contest, as part of Assam Engineering College’s cultural fest Pyrokinesis
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The four-day event is more than a festival; it features activities ranging from fashion shows, singing competitions, quiz shows and debate competition to dance shows, sports activities and food stalls, among others.

One of the primary events of the festival, however, remained Pyrotechnix -- the battle of the bands -- that started on February 20. Several bands from across the region took part in the much-awaited competition. In the end, only a few bands such as Big Mouth Small Foot, Vibran4, Beyond Singularity, Wreckless Shadow, Last Train to Paradise, Necroscope and Augmentation could make it to the finals. While Vibran4 from Haflong eventually claimed the top spot, Wreckless Shadow from Shillong were adjudged runner-up.

A finalist of the EastMojo ‘60 Seconds of Fame’ contest performing at Pyrotechnix as part of Assam Engineering College’s annual fest Pyrokinesis
A finalist of the EastMojo ‘60 Seconds of Fame’ contest performing at Pyrotechnix as part of Assam Engineering College’s annual fest Pyrokinesis
Saif Khan/EastMojo

To add to the charm of the festival this year, EastMojo conducted the grand finale of ‘60 Seconds of Fame’ at Pyrotechnix where top six selected artistes across the Northeast region got to showcased their talents on stage on February 22. The grand finale was an amalgamation of various talents such as parkour artistes, musicians and actors.

The results of ‘60 Seconds of Fame’ will be based on online voting and will be declared by the first week of March.

Alongside the talent platform, EastMojo also conducted 'Rockosaurus', a quiz competition based on rock music.

The event has been a success story for many years now. It attracts a huge number of visitors who attend the festival to enjoy music and other fun activities.