Good Morning! Respected chief guest sir Shri Satyadev Pachauri, Member of Parliament, Shishir sir, Chairman- Jaipuria Group of Institutions, respected members of the management, principal ma’am, participants, teacher escorts, and fellow JCC members. It is with utmost honour that I welcome you all to the 19th edition of Comfest.
A big welcome to our guest of honour- Mr. summer Goyal, Founder and Director, Stratum 28, a pioneer in the world of digital consulting.
I hope everybody enjoyed the Astitva Band.
There is more to come as we have the vanmoon DJ tonight, who will set the stage on fire.
Comfest – the feeling, the emotion, the enigma, the zeal. Every moment of the last year, I have thought of ways on how to enhance Comfest. Indeed, It has been an arduous task.
As the President of the Jaipuria Computer Club and Comfest 2019, I’d provide each one of you sitting here in the auditorium- a walkthrough of the avid brainstorming sessions that we have had to raise Comfest’s bar.
Work began one week after Comfest 2018 ended. Ideation and brainstorming sessions started and the proposal and invite were being designed in full flow.
It was the first time invited were sent to the schools In June itself, i.e. 4 months before the event had to begin.
I had to visit the US for a month to attend a program; It was an enthralling experience to coordinate and work on different aspects of the event through social networking sites across the oceans.
So, what’s new?
Comfest released an entirely new line of Comfest Merchandise, ranging from Comfest pop sockets to Comfest bottles; all these can be purchased at the coupe outside.
The Jaipuria Computer Club organised workshops on Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Drone Theory, and Internet of things for its members. These workshops were organised by the Ritusha Computers Private Limited, which deserves a special thankyou. The professors were invited from leading engineering institutes of the country. The children have surely been engulfed into the tech-world.
We collaborated with a Gurgaon based startup, Reuse Orbis, which helped us in organizing a large scale E-waste drive. The drive proved to be a great success and helped us to collect over 75 kilograms of E-waste. The E-waste is now being sent for safe disposal to E-waste recyclers in the country. “Sustainable Tomorrow” well done JCC.
Next, It is the first time in the history of Uttar Pradesh that a 24-hour hackathon is being organised. Diverse problem statements being solved in 24 hours. No sleep; All code is the new verse. You’ll also see an AI company giant Nandan Misra on day 3 deliberating and discussing the problem statements and advising the participants. I’m sure that he will be a boon for the tech-enthusiasts present here.
Comfest also launched its own Snapchat filter that is available all across the world.
The Jaipuria Computer Club broke all records when a stellar amount of 6 Lakh Rupees was generated through subsidiary saleable items and workshops.
To everyone’s astonishment, Comfest also has the smallest team in the last decade, comprising only 25 students. These 25 students have been the powerhouse, working equivalent to the 60-80 students present in the JCC teams of previous years.
Enjoyed CF originals?
There’s Avenger’s Endgame: Junks the Punk, Gambit, and the marvellous Robowars yet to enthral you with their diverse setups.
All these innovations have been the result of hours of deliberation and my dedication towards Comfest. There have been numerous people in the journey which I’d like to dedicate Comfest 2019’s success to.
Manish Sir, the fatherly figure, thanks for believing in me, and not denying any idea that I had put forth. You are truly a source of motivation.
Adbhut Sir and Ajay sir you have been the pillars on which Comfest 2019 stands firm.
Kushagra Agarwal JCC President 2017 and Shlok Bhartiya JCC President 2018, both of you have provided me with the requisites to lead this stupendous extravaganza. Thanks for always being there.
There are three people in the student fraternity that I want to thank as I was amazed by their unparalleled dedication and hard work.
Agam Bhasin: A 9th grader, who’s the mastermind behind the Comfest’s website. His resiliency and passion are beyond par.
Vardhaman Jain: The proprietor of the stupendous robowars arena, this young man has an amazing work ethic, and strives for perfection.
Samrath- The Chief Financial Officer, the man that has helped me in all my endeavours. Be it calling him at 3 AM and sharing my ideas or executing plans at 10 AM. There’s this person that always remains constant. Thanks for listening to all my rants.
The Jaipuria Computer Club stands strong because of the magnificent team that it possesses.
The Literary department led by Akshita Gupta and Anushka Chib with finesse and perfection. The Captions team just got lucky! They won’t hear from me every day from now on.
Rajveer, thanks for your contribution to making comfest bigger and better.
Vaibhav, my co-chairperson for Hackcom, you have truly helped us make Comfest- the best “tech” fest of the country.
Asna, Mihika, Yash, and Ansh thanks for your cooperation and hours of hard work for making this event a grand success.
Comfest has surely been a milestone for me. I have increased my skills manifold. I have understood that there is no alternative to groundbreaking hard work and unparalleled planning and dedication. Whatever I do in my life, I will be indebted to Comfest, because of the skills that Comfest has furnished me with. Comfest has quenched my thirst for my deep interest in both the operations and tech departments.
I can very well remember simultaneously hosting events and managing the podium. Tech Talk, Athletic Arithmetic, Invert Oxford, I wasn’t able to dedicate so much time this year with the events due to managerial work, but the memories that remain in my mind never fail to mesmerise me.
When I leave as the president of the Jaipuria computer club, I’ll carry tons of memories with me. I’m sure I’m leaving the legacy in the hands of the ablest juniors I’ve ever come across.
Ishan, Suryansh, Divy, Divi, Vardhaman, Yuvraj, Aryika, Vanya, Akshita, Ananya, Meha, Sharanya, Paavni, Pratham, and Reet you all will help Comfest reach greater heights. I look forward to seeing Comfest grow and help participants to enhance their skill sets
I’ll not leave each one of you on an emotional note. I’m sure that the next three days will be the best three days of sheer competition, brain-racking, and zeal.
I expect each one of you to learn rather than win.
Comfest 2019 will be a tantalizing experience for each one of you.
Can we have for the JCC?