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The School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus, conducted “Swagatham ” the Annual Induction Program on September 8, 2021.
Dr. Bipin Nair, Dean, School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri, delivered the welcome address. The benedictory address was delivered by Swami Purnamritananda Puri, General Secretary of Mata Amritanandamayi Math. The special guest for the occasion was, Dr. Carol Gregoria, Head of the Dept. of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Arizona. Prof. Chandrabhas Narayana, Director- Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, delivered the inaugural address.
Proficiency medals were given to the rank-holders. As a culmination of the formal session of the event, Vidya Prakash, Assistant Professor, School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri, delivered the vote of thanks. The informal session started with an auspicious Rangapooja in the form of a graceful dance video by Lakshmi and the team. Later the online audiences were enthralled with pre-recorded skillful demonstrations of Kathakali and Kalaripayattu by Sharanya, Divya, and Aiswarya.
We also had a mélange of fun-filled games as well as an interactive session which doubled up as. An interesting video, depicting the cultural club activities of our college-Creatome, was also shown. A montage video of performances from the students of different states is reminded of unity in diversity which is the essence of the nation.
In order to get the freshers accustomed to online learning, Ajith Madhavan, Assistant Professor, School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri, gave a preview of the tools used in the online classes. A vote of thanks by Ardra and Shanthimantra by Devi Krishna drew the curtains to an eventful Swagatham 2021.