At the SRM Ramapuram Campus, there are several activities to keep students busy, in their various areas of interest. It's a stimulating environment for living and learning, with cultural activities, sports, fine arts and entrepreneurship, encouraging students to venture beyond the realms of academics.
The annual intra-college cultural extravaganza - Stringz - is an event that all students on the Ramapuram Campus look forward to.
Various off-stage events such as wall painting, glass painting, pot decoration, cooking, mehendi, rangoli, treasure hunt, short film making, etc. are conducted and a dance program and fashion show are part of the final day's events.
STRINGZ ’15, the cultural festival at SRM University, Ramapuram was organized in the Open Air Theatre on 7th March 2015. It filled the SRM ambience with gala and gaiety. The fest is organized every year to provide a platform to showcase the unexplored talents of the students. Four Houses- AAKASH, AGNI, PRUTHVI and TRISHUL- compete with one another with gusto and spirit of sportiveness. They are headed neutrally by a President and Vice-President who monitor the On-stage and Off-stage events. The captains and vice captains of the particular house identify students from various departments, motivate them and provide support to help them participate in the events.
On March 7th, Saturday, STRINGZ ’15 was inaugurated by Dr.Subbiah Bharathi, the Dean, SRM University, Ramapuram Campus. The welcome address for the inauguration was given by Dr.C.Sundar, Head of the MBA department and Cultural Coordinator for STRINGZ’15. The inaugural address was given by the Dean. The Vice Principal, Dr.L.Antony Michael Raj offered felicitations.
The host performances were a treat to the eyes. The first Classical Solo dance was a graceful tribute to the Almighty presented by Suprasanna of MBA. This was followed by another visual treat, a fusion dance by Kirthana of ECE.
The Skit and Mime was the first competition which set the momentum for the day. Aakash, Agni ,Trishul and Pruthvi performed Mime. The judges for the event were Mr. Rakshan and VJ Ahalya Venkatesh of the Small screen. Trishul house mimed their way to glory and they bagged the first prize.
The next competition to follow was Solo dance. Participants of each house enthralled the audience. Judges for the event were well known choreographers from the reputed dance school, FLYERZ. Kanagasagar of Aakash house turned out to be the best of all.
The post-lunch session commenced with a rocking performance by the Beat Boxers, Sauradeep Ganguly and Varun Mohan. This was followed by a mesmerizing show by the College band. They played to favourite tunes and popular numbers. The College Dance Team, Immunity also danced to popular numbers. A Promotional Video of Stringz 2015 was also screened for the audience.
This was followed by the most-awaited event, the Group dance. The Group Dance event was judged by 3 popular Choreographers, Mr.Madhan, Mr.Ruben and Mr.Vicky of the 5th Element Dance School. Prithvi House was the glorious winner of this event.
The Chief Guest for the Valedictory function evening was Mr.John Vijay, a multi-lingual actor of the Silver Screen. Mr.John Vijay distributed the prizes for the Off-stage and On-stage Cultural events. The promotional souvenir of the Photo Club, Camogenics was released. The Chief Guest also distributed awards to the office bearers of Stringz 2015 for the dedicated work. The TRISHUL House bagged the Overall Championship Shield. The vote of thanks was delivered by the President of STRINGZ’15 Mr.Rahul, Final yr ECE thanking the Management, Cultural Coordinators, Heads of the departments, Captains, Vice Captains, Volunteers, and the participants.
Clubs - Cultural
There are several student clubs at the Ramapuram Campus, to nurture a rich tradition of creativity, culture, drama and the arts.
'I Factor', the literary club at Ramapuram Campus, was formed to provide students with a platform to voice their opinion and perfect their oratory skills. It also helps enhance creativity and analysis skills. Guest lectures, literary workshops, oratorical, creative writing and art competitions are organized on a regular basis.
Students involved in National Service Scheme have been organizing blood donation camps, visits to a home for mentally retarded children in Kilpauk and a health awareness camp at the Ramapuram Panchayat Union School. Our students also participated in the 'Walkathon' conducted by SRM University and Indian Coast Guard.
2007 - Students visited the Home for Mentally Retarded Children at Kilpauk.
2008 - Blood Donation camp was conducted with the help of Lions club. 1046 units of blood were collected from our campus.
2009 - Students visited the Home for Mentally Retarded Children at Kilpauk.
2010 - 50 students from our campus had participated in the 'Walkathon' conducted by SRM University and Indian Coast Guard.
2010 - April 14 to 20 One week NSS Special camp was conducted at Ramapuram Panchayat Union School. Theme of the camp was "Healthy youth for Healthy India". The following activities were carried out:
Through the help of EXNORA, an awareness programme on globalization was conducted for the public.
Traffic Awareness Program
10th August, 2014: Our NSS unit along with the NGO “THOZHAN” organized a traffic awareness campaign on 10th August 2014 from 4pm to 6:30 pm at Ramapuram signal with the help of Chennai Traffic Police. Our NSS students were the volunteers of this campaign. We explained the public about the compulsory use of helmets and seat-belts with pamphlets, placards and banners. We also instructed the public to stop before the ‘stop-line’, not to jump the signal, not to drink and drive etc. Around 30 NSS volunteers from our SRM University actively participated in this ‘person-to-person’ traffic awareness campaign.
30th August, 2014: With the mission to motivate young students and instill in their minds that “Blessed are the young who can give back life with their blood" A free medical camp was organized in commemoration of our founder's birth day on 30/08/2014 at SRM hospital by NSS unit. This camp is organized under the leadership of our dean Dr.Subbiah Bharati and our NSS programme coordinator Dr. C. Dharman and Doctors and staff from SRM hospital, Ramapuram. Many free health checkup have been done to the public and to our college students. Around 350 students and 200 people got benefited by this camp.The camp started by 9:00 am and finished by 4:00 pm.
1st September, 2014: NSS unit of SRM university Ramapuram campus kick started the September month with the traffic control activity near the college junction. During the morning and evening rush hours due to heavy flow of vehicles it becomes difficult for the college goers and common people to commute. So has an initiative NSS unit of Ramapuram campus joined hand in hand along with the traffic police to control the traffic during the morning and evening rush hours from last year onwards. So as a part of new semester the junior students of various departments were allotted days to join hands along with the traffic police. Four students of each department along with the traffic police control the traffic in the morning and evening hours. The NSS unit’s traffic control initiative has made the students and as well as the common people to be aware of the traffic rules and also to follow it in a proper way. The way towards success starts with small steps. Even the traffic polices appreciated our volunteers for the same reason.
Motivational Speech on Social Responsibilities
19th September, 2014: NSS unit of Ramapuram campus, organized motivational talks on NSS, society and road safety. All the team leaders were introduced, and the new volunteers were informed about the activities that were conducted and the future plans of the NSS club.
Two prominent speakers were enlightening the new student volunteers. Dr Vasanthi Ranganathan, chief strategist, M/s Flicker to Flare consultants Pvt. Ltd was our first guest speaker. In her very soothing tone, she engaged the new NSS volunteers. She told how a small help can go a far way, how the society changes and how the needs of people today are increasing drastically. She tried to highlight key points telling that, NSS activities should be done with heartfelt commitment and it cannot be forced on to the students. Practical examples, and real life experiences shared by her, were a insight and a true example of a successful citizen. She quoted many quotes, about success, society and life. The student volunteers were inspired to betterment.
The second speaker of the day was D.S. BABU, Senior police officer in the ST. THOMAS MOUNT area who oversees the traffic arrangements. He educated the students on moral values and highlighted that they must follow traffic rules. He emphasized on how important wearing a helmet is and how different rules need to be followed while using a vehicle. He also told the students that they are responsible for the change in the world. It starts with them. With his motivational and mind awakening thoughts the students were very much enthusiastic.
National Voters Day Awareness Programme
A human chain programme was organized on Sunday (National Voters Day) (25.01.2015) from Eswari Engineering College Main gate to Arasa maram Junction to create awareness among the public about the importance of voting. Around 500 students from all the three institutes (SRM University, SRM Dental College, Eswari Engineering College) participated in the programme.
The Deputy Collector of Thiruvalluvar District, Ambattur Division Ms.Rajeswari Administered the oath of voters. Various officials from the Revenue Dept. also participated. Principal, Dean, Eswari Engineering College, Vice Principal (Administration) SRM University Ramapuram, and Director, Ramapuram Campus and Staff members from various Departments and Hostel Wardens participated in the programme.
The most awaited event of the NSS unit, SRM Ramapuaram, Mega Village camp at the KOTTIYUMBAKKAM (Poonamalle) was inaugurated today, 19th February ’15. Moving a step ahead, the LIONS CLUB joined hands with us.
The second day of the NSS Camp started off with a Traffic Awareness program undertaken by the NSS volunteers and staff at the Motel Highway accompanied by the members of the Lion’s Club. This program consisted of educating motorists about the hazards and safety practices of driving with the help of placards. Also some of the volunteers helped in directing the traffic. Then the volunteers headed off to the village ‘Kothiumbakkam’, where the morning session continued with some of the volunteers taking classes for the students.
The 3rd day of the camp started at around 9 am, when some of the volunteers & a few members of the Lions Club distributed pamphlets to the villagers inviting them for the free medical check-up, which will be held on 22nd Feb 2015. A group of girl volunteers stayed back in the school where they taught the women of the Self-Help Group on how to make ornaments using Paper Quilling Technique. This has been done as an initiative of self-employment for the women.
The fourth day of the Mega village Camp began with the inaugural function of the free Mega Medical Check- up Camp held for the villagers, which is jointly conducted by the SRM University, Ramapuram and Lions Club of Golden Friends Charitable Trust, Chennai.
The fifth day of the mega village camp started with the morning assembly conducted at the school. This included Tamil Thai Vazhthu, flag hoisting, National Flag song, Pledge and News Reading. The NSS volunteers also joined the kids for the assembly. The students headed to the class room where they were taught greeting card making. They were provided with all the necessary drawing materials which included pencil, scale, eraser, sharpener, crayons, pencil colours and A4 size sheet. The students were taught drawing and colouring, basic shapes and objects. They were also taught the format of a greeting card. This pulled out the budding creativity and innovation among the students. They showed active participation in this session. The best cards will be given prizes on the final day of the camp.
The agenda for the sixth day of the NSS Mega Village Camp included sight-seeing for the school kids to the B. M. Birla Planetarium at the Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centre, Velacherry. The NSS volunteers arrived at the school in Kothiumbakkam at around 9 a.m. After taking attendance of all the kids they headed to the bus. The head mistress of the school and a few of the school teachers accompanied the students along with our NSS volunteers and staff.
The overall report of the camp was then presented highlighting the various beneficial works, strategies and innovative plans executed throughout the camp for the welfare of the village and the school. Ms. PoojaSiddharthan appreciated the ladies for their creative Paper Quilling Technique and encouraged them to create such innovative ideas for a creative self- employment purpose. The Lions Club members promised the students to be provided with financial support to perceive higher education and encouraged them to work for a bright future.
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