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SU EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

MESSAGE FROM THE SU VICE PRESIDENT

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Valentines Masquerade

RAUNAK THAPA
SU Vice President

First of all, I would like to sincerely thank the


students of AIT for electing me as your Vice President. I am humbled that you would place your faith
and trust in me for this. This is a responsibility that I
do not take lightly, and I will endeavor to represent
you with the utmost transparency and boldness.
I would similarly like to thanks my competitor and a
very good friend Sobia, who was so friendly and
easy during the election. There was never that feeling of disregard between us or our campaigning
teams. For this, I would also like to thank the Election Commission which helped to create such a
friendly environment during the entire election. I
would like to assure you that as you vice president,
with the SU Team, our first and foremost aim
would be to be the bridge between your problems
and their solutions.

Colours of Life

Scavenger Hunt

We would also aim at making your time at AIT


more pleasant and unforgettable through various
activities that will bring the diverse students of AIT
together and contribute to fun-learning through
experience.
Looking forward for a great time with you guys.

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STUDENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING


Student Relations Committee (SRC) meeting for the January 2016
semester was held in Administration building on 9th February
2016 under the patronage of Ambassador of Pakistan H.E. Dr.
Sohail Khan. Representing students of the campus, student union
team was present at this meeting. Several academic and non
academic issues and possible solutions for these issues were
discussed in this meeting.

STUDENT UNION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ELECTIONS


Continuing the democratic process at AIT, the Student Union election for the executive committee of August
2016 was held on 25th February 2016 at Korea House. Two candidates, Mr. Raunak Thapa from Nepal and Miss
Sobia Asghar from Pakistan competed for the position of vice president in the election. A huge voter turnout
was observed on the election day and a and a total of 854 votes were casted. Mr. Raunak Thapa won the
elections with 505 votes. Miss Sobia Asghar received 337 votes. The Chief Election Commissioner and all the
volunteers worked hard and ensured that the election ran freely, fairly and without any problems. Mr. Raunak
Thapa will be serving as the Vice President of the Student Union this semester and as the President of the
Student Union during the August 2016 semester.

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VALENTINES MASQUERADE
Valentines Masquerade organized by SU Film
and Entertainment Committee was held on
13th February, 2016 from 8:00 PM onwards in
SU cafe. More than 300 AITians came to
experience the Masquerade party. The event
party started 8:45 PM DJ playing the songs
which were dedicated by the guest to their
loved one.
After the song dedications the program
formally started with the most awaited
competition of the day The Most Romantic
Couple 2016 with the participation of 15
couples.

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EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING


SU campus and Environment organized the The Emergency
Response Training on 13th February 2016. The Purpose of the
event was to train the dorm representative for emergency responses such as Firefighting and also make the students aware of
the hazard risks and how to overcome these risks. The first session was commenced by lecture on Hazard Risks by Dr.Indrajit
Pal (Assistant Professor, Disaster Preparedness,
Mitigation and
Management (DPMM) and in the second session, hands on training
experience on fire extinguishers was carried out. This program was
useful to everyone and they were able to gain knowledge about
how to prepare themselves in case of emergency.

FIRST AID TRAINING


SU campus and Environment organized the The Emergency
Medical Response Training on 20th February 2016. The purpose
of the training was to train the students with the basic first aid in
case of emergency such leg injury, insect bites, snake bites, heart
attacks etc. The demonstration of Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
(CPR) was the highlight of this session. It is a lifesaving technique
useful in many emergencies, including heart attack or near
drowning, in which someone's breathing or heartbeat has
stopped was clearly demonstrated and volunteers took part
actively and it was of great benefit.

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MATLAB WORKSHOP
SU Academics organized a workshop on MATLAB
(Matrix Laboratory) on 4th and 5th of March at Milton
Bender Auditorium. The objective of this workshop was
to give students an exposure about MATLAB
programming and introduction of commands from
various toolboxes. Over 60 students took part in the
workshop in both days. Hopefully the participants will
be able to start with the project and can grow further.

SPSS WORKSHOP
SU Academic Affairs organized a workshop on Statistical
Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) on 8th and 9th of March at
Milton Bender Auditorium. Objective of this workshop was to
help students to learn how to apply statistical tools in
research. This Workshop was designed for beginner level
participants to provide them an opportunity to learn SPSS.
However, seeing the active participants and based on feed
back, we are planning to arrange advance level training
session for this package.

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COLOURS OF LIFE | CULTURAL SHOW


The evening of 20th February, 2016 saw the AIT
community immerse in the Colours of Life - The
Cultural Show. The event put up by the 40 dedicated
members of team Culture and Gender, was
inaugurated by Chief Guest Professor Dr. Sivanappan
Kumar and judged by 5 distinguished members of AIT
Administration and Faculty. This time, there were
around 11 countries participating in 8 different
categories. In total, there were 42 events with around
200 participants from different countries, showcasing
variety of cultural talents found on campus. Myanmar
emerged as the overall Champion with the highest
points.

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CAREER TALKS
Maintaining good relationship with companies is
essential for placement. Career center in
collaboration with SU External affairs organizes
career talk throughout the semester for the
students. Up to March 25th, 2016, career center
organized four career talks with the participation of
PPT Group, Schneider Electric. Thailand, Thai
Reinsurance PLC and Black & Veatch Thailand Co.
Ltd. In each career talk session
companies
announced available opportunities for graduating
students as well as provided guideline on career
build up.

STUDENT UNION TV

Student Union Media committee launched


YouTube live stream branded Student Union
TV with the live telecast of the Cultural Show.
Currently Final and Semi final matches of Mini
Olympics are telecasted live through the SU TV.

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SU CAF PARTY

SU Assets and Recreation organized a Friday night


party on 8th March at SU Caf. This party was
organized just after the exams were concluded to
help the AITians release the exam stress. The party
started around 8.00 AM and continued past 12.00
AM.

2ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR JANUARY 2016 SEMESTER


The 2nd General Assembly (GA) Meeting for the
January 2016 semester was held on 13th March
2016 at Korea House from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM. As
the first item of the day, Election commissioner of
January 2016 semester presented the report on
Student Union Executive council elections. After
that members of Student Union Executive Council
for August 2016 semester took their oaths in front
of the GA members.
As the next item of the agenda, food committee
report was presented by the food committee
chairperson. In the second half of the meeting, the
representative students raised their issues and discussed with SU President. The meeting was then
adjourned with a group photo of all SU team
members along with the GA members.

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SCAVENGER HUNT
Scavenger Hunt organized by Film and Entertainment Committee, took place on the 13th of March 1.30 pm onwards. 19
teams, each comprising of 4 members took part in the event.
This semesters scavenger hunt consisted of seven tasks which
tested the creativity, team work, physical capacity and general
knowledge of the participants. Out of the tasks adventure,
treasure hunt and selfie challenge were considered as the most
challenging tasks. During this scavenger hunt, participants had
unique opportunity of playing golf to complete a task. The prize
distribution ceremony was held at the SU Caf. Winning teams
were awarded with cash prizes while consolation prizes were
given to all the teams participated.

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CAMPUS CLEANING WALK


SU Campus and Environment of January 2016 semester organized a
Campus Cleaning Walk on 19th March 2016. The main motive of the
program was to raise awareness about the cleanliness around the
place where everyone reside and also promote a better environment,
better tomorrow. The team mainly focused on the removal of plastics,
polythene, metal cans and any other types of objects that is
considered harmful to the environment. The walk was commenced
from Lawson 108, which was first led by tree plantation. Twenty trees
were planted in the campus and then the cleaning walk was started, it
included all the dorms areas such as standard dorms, category 3, 4, 5,
student villages 1, 2 and 3, Staff housings, cafeteria area and then the
walk ended in Lawson. The walk was for about two and half hours, and
ended up with a group photo. More than 80 participants took part
actively in this event.

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MEETING WITH NIDA


It is that semester where we get to represent AIT with
our very old good friends at NIDA on AIT-NIDA sports
day. NIDA will be hosting AIT on the 20th of August for
this 1 day event. Last year, AIT hosted NIDA and was
able to win the overall competition and retained the
running trophy. The event will comprise of 7 sports
events: Badminton (Singles & Doubles), Table Tennis
(Singles & Doubles), Football (8 a side), Volleyball (Male
& Female), Mens Basketball, Chairball and Tug of War.
After the sports events, performances from AIT & NIDA
students will take place, followed by dinner hosted by
NIDA Students Union.

ACOUSTIC NIGHT
SU Assets and Recreation committee organized
"ACOUSTIC NIGHT" musical evening on 26th March 2016
at SU Caf . The main purpose of the event was to
create a friendly platform among the musicians in AIT
and to allow them to showcase there talent in a party
atmosphere. The event commenced around 8.30 PM
and five bands performed songs in different genre in
this event. Over 200 AITians came to witness the
musical talent in AIT and enjoy the acoustic melodies.
The band performances were followed by the DJ night.

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CAREER FAIR
Career Fair organized by Career Center in collaboration
with the SU External Affairs committee was held on 30th
March 2016 at AIT Conference Center. This semesters
career fair saw participation from over 30 different
companies offering internships and jobs for students
and new graduates. The fair was attended by a
considerable number of AIT students who had a chance
to speak to the companies in person and submit their
resumes to them directly. A series of career talks were
also organized in parallel to the career fair.

RESEACH EXHIBITION
SU Academic Affairs committee organized a research
exhibition on 30th March 2016 at AIT Conference Center.
This was held in parallel to the career fair. Several
students from SET, SERD and SOM presented their
research and projects at this exhibition. Out of the
research work presented, best research in each
category and the overall winner was selected by a panel
of judges.

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MINI OLYMPICS
Mini Olympics of January 2016 semester organized and facilitated by
SU Sports Committee was held from 10th March to 1st April 2016. A
total of 21 sporting events in different categories for both men and
women were held during this time. This time Dodgeball and Cane ball
were introduced to the Mini Olympics for the first time. For the first
time in Mini Olympics history, SU Media Committee together with SU
Sports committee live streamed finals and semi finals of several sports
on Student Union TV.
Sri Lanka emerged as the overall winners of Mini Olympics bagging the
most gold medals at this semesters Mini Olympics. The winners are
due to receive their medals and trophies on 7th April 2016 during the
Awards Night. A total of 21 coordinators and around 100 volunteers
helped relentlessly to make Mini Olympics for January 2016 semester
an overall success.

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