NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee has celebrated its annual cultural festival Thomso last Friday.
Noted Bollywood music composers— Bhoomi Trivedi, Jubin Nautiyal and Salim-Suleiman performed at a live concert.
IIT Roorkee is one of the prestigious technology institutes of India.
“Starting in 1982, IIT Roorkee has been richly celebrating its cultural fest every year for 37 years now, bringing the heritage and legacy to the fore,” the institute in a statement said.
Several colleges across regions participated in the annual Thomso event.
Padma Shri recipient Shovana Narayan, Director— IIT Roorkee Professor Ajit Kumar Chaturvedi, and Telecom Consultants of India (TCIL) Director Kamendra Kumar were the chief guests during the mega festival.
The IIT Roorkee alumni association also actively participated in the cultural event.
“This is a unique and much-awaited event of the IIT Roorkee where thousands of students, alumni, and notable individuals gather and share a common platform,” Kumar told the PageOne.
Brands such as Pepsi, Hero, TCIL, 9XM, ONGC, GAIL, NHSRL, NBCC, and Zebronics were also associated with the event, according to the statement.
Thomso has been named after the IIT Roorkee founder, Sir James Thomason, who served as a Lieutenant Governor from 1843–53.
The Thomson College of Civil Engineering established in 1853, has later become the University of Roorkee in 1948.