From bare-bones modest beginnings in 2002 to being one of the most awaited college festivals in South India, Felicity has come a long way. IIIT's mega-shindig attracts participants from IITs and NITs across India, ISB, NIFT, HCU, NALSAR, OU, JNTU, and every happening college in town. Their technical events have also seen participation from more than 30 countries.
This year, the 8th year of the festival, has a plethora of events designed to test and encourage skills and talent. Events range from technical contests to RJ contests to coding wars, and include contests in music, dance, cinema, debating, pantomime, sculpture, graffiti, paintings, and more. Prizes worth more than Rs. 3 lakhs are to be won.
The main attractions at Felicity '09 are:
Talk by Dr. Jayaprakash Narayanan
Concert By Mohit Chauhan
Talk By Pullela Gopichand
Riders On The Storm - Rock Show Headlined By Demonic Resurrection
Finals Of Mr and Miss Felicity
War of the DJs
IIIT's heart is in its right place, as demonstrated by the various social initiatives. This year, part of Felicity's sponsorship money goes to the weavers in Andhra Pradesh. As part of this endeavour, volunteers at IIIT-Hyderabad have taken up the cause of the Felicity Kurta. This initiative aims to sell khadi kurtas made with cloth procured from the AP State Handloom Weavers Co-op Society (APCO), and stitched by a local tailoring shop at Lingampally. On 15th Feb, students of IIIT also went on a rally at Hi-Tech City, for the cause of world peace and harmony.
Please contact Amlendu Mishra at 99666-55746 / Vijay at 99481-06377 for further details.