Mangaluru: Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management Mangalore’s Team Challengers in the inaugural program launched as part of the 5th edition of Aerophilia 2022, one of the most awaited festivals of the year, saw miniature airplanes made by young engineers using radio-controlled equipment fly on the grounds of Sahyadri Campus on the banks of the Netravati River.
The Inaugural ceremony of ‘Aerophilia 2022’ took place today at Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management, Mangalore at Netravati Auditorioum. The ceremony was inaugurated by lighting the ceremonious lamp as a gesture to mark the beginning. Retired Indian Army officer Colonel Nitte Guthu Sarath Bhandari inaugurated Aerophilia 2022, saying that the festival has given many budding engineers and innovators an opportunity to create innovative projects for young students. Drone technology is widely used in the field of defence and agriculture. Apart from providing a competitive platform to the students, Aerophilia also provides a great opportunity to gain social recognition and expand professional contacts.
Dr. Manjappa, Director of Research Sahyadri College said, Aerophilia 2022 is the 5th edition of the national festival Aerophilia which will help the participants to experience designing a radio controlled aircraft with its dimensions and limitations. Dr. Manjappa informed that Mangalore’s biggest auto expo with aerial display, luxury and foreign car display by professional young engineers, Hackathon on technology developed by ISRO, technical talks and photography competitions will be held.
Commander T.R. was the chief guest at the function. Speaking, Narayanan said that the new aero model competition will allow young engineers to showcase their talents. And Guest of Honour by Mr. Vishal Rao.
Rajesha S – Principal Sahyadri College, Dr. Anush Bekal – Challengers Faculty Incharge and HoD E&C Department, Mr. Chandra Singh, Challengers Faculty Advisor, Mr. Nikhil G V – Co-organiser of Aerophilia 2022, Mr. Abhinav Thodhillaya – Organiser of Aerophilia 2022 where present in the programme.
The Airshow conducted in the College Greens with the first flight inaugurated by Mr. Vishal Rao. The event went on successfully. Total 250 teams of 400 students from various colleges across the country have arrived on the first day of the Aerophilia 2022 – three day National level festival to be held from November 11 to 13 at Sahyadri Campus.