The Launch of ‘Regashi’
A yearbook serves as an omnibus of a student’s college life. The Editorial Board of Manipal Institute of Technology raced against the clock to produce the yearbook for the year 2016-2017. On the 8th of April, 2017, the 60th yearbook of MIT was launched at Sir M.V. Seminar Hall, with an audience of students and faculty alike.
The ceremony started off with the lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries present. The Joint Director of MIT, B.H Venkataraman Pai, and the Associate Director for Student Welfare, Dr. Narayana Shenoy K., Prof. Balakrishna Maddodi and others graced the occasion. The lighting of the lamp was followed by speeches delivered by the honorable chief guests. They lauded the hard work put in by the staff of the Editorial Board. They also mentioned, time and again, that the team managed to pull this off without much external help from the administration. However, the administration admitted that there might be a steep decrease in the number of yearbooks issued in the coming years.
Dr. Sudhamshu Bhushan Raju spoke about the name of this year’s yearbook ‘Regashi’, a Japanese word which, when translated to English, means ‘legacy’ – an apt title considering the heritage the college has built over the years, through its students. Soon after this, the board members, as well as the staff of the MIT Editorial Board, were felicitated and awarded certificates of merit for their transcendent effort. The yearbook, in all its glory, was distributed to the staff and students present. The ceremony culminated with a vote of thanks by the Managing Editor, Suvodeep Misra.
Please note that the yearbook can be obtained from the Student Welfare office at Academic Block-1.