blood-donation-campNSS Cell, Health Centre and the Directorate of Student Affairs of SRM University-AP, in Association with the Government Blood Bank, Guntur, conducted a Blood Donation Camp on Wednesday, January 25, 2023. Mr S K Kareem, Deputy Transport Commissioner, Guntur, was the Chief Guest of the programme. The Guest of Honour of the event was Dr Prabhavathi, Superintendent, Government General Hospital, Guntur. Over 100 students and faculty members donated their blood at the camp.

The guests were welcomed to the university with mementoes and bouquets by the Vice Chancellor, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, and Registrar of SRM University-AP. Mr S K Kareem lauded the significance of blood donors at a time when road accident rates are exponentially increasing. He also requested the Vice Chancellor of SRM AP to organise a road safety awareness programme for the students. “Enrol yourself in blood donor groups and be willing to donate your blood from time to time”, said Dr Prabhavathi as she explained the different occasions where sufficient availability of blood is indispensable.

blood-donation-campVice Chancellor of SRM AP, Prof. Manoj K Arora, motivated students to donate blood and, in addition, to do some research in the area. He stressed the importance of ensuring that the donated blood is being utilised at the right place. Prof. D Narayana Rao, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of SRM AP, highlighted the need for regular blood donation and applauded all the blood donors. At the same time, he discussed how blood donation benefits both the donor and the receiver. Dr R Premkumar, Registrar of SRM AP; Mr Anil Kumar Nigam, Director of Student Affairs; Ms Revathy Balakrishnan, Assistant Director of Student Affairs; Dr Ch Lakshmi Rajyam, Medical Officer of SRM AP; and Dr A Lakshmana Rao, NSS Coordinator of SRM AP was also present at the occasion. Students of Samaj Seva, an initiative of the Paari School of Business at SRM AP, volunteered to assist with the blood donation camp.

The most anticipated three-day national-level cultural fest of SRM University-AP, INFINITUS 2023, has concluded at the varsity on Monday, April 24, 2023. Indian pop sensation Armaan Malik headlined the large-scale celebration with a live stage performance of his hit songs. Over 3000 attendees, including students from 5+ neighbouring universities, gathered for the festival that featured 50+ competitions across 9+ genres. The Directorate of Student Affairs of the university is organising such an illustrious event three years after the last cultural fest.

Lost Stories, the biggest dance music exports in India known for their Performances at Tomorrowland, Global Citizen Festival, Mysteryland, New Horizons festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, Sunburn, VH1 Supersonic etc.; Akshar, the Hyderabad-based rock band; and DJ night by DJ Kim were the other major attractions of the cultural fiesta. Multiple Western and Classical music and dance events, Theatre activities, Creative arts-related segments, Anime contests, Quiz competitions, E-Sports, Cubing, Lifestyle activities, and Photography contests were also part of the most anticipated three-day-long festival. Prizes were distributed to the winners of every competition.

INFINITUS 2023 was inaugurated with a balloon release on Saturday, April 22, 2023, by Prof. Manoj K Arora, Vice Chancellor of SRM University-AP. Pro-vice-chancellor Prof. D Narayana Rao, Registrar Dr R Premkumar, and other dignitaries were also present at the occasion. “Students are an integral part of any great university system. Be it a technical, sports, cultural, or business fest, at SRM University-AP, festivals are always by the students, for the students and from the students”, said Prof. Manoj K Arora as he addressed the gathering. He emphasised the importance of co-curricular activities and stressed that one must balance academics and co-curricular activities.

A cinematic launch of the event was screened and was received by the audience with great cheer and enthusiasm. G K V Manikanta, President-Student Council of SRM University-AP, expressed that he aspires to organise many more events that promote community inclusivity and service.


Yoga Day Celebration

“Yoga is not just physical exercise. It is a union with the self, union with the universe. The universe lies outside and inside us. If we connect with ourselves, that means we are connecting with the universe” said Prof. Manoj K Arora, Vice Chancellor, SRM University-AP on the occasion of International Yoga Day Celebration held on June 21, 2023.

A yoga session was held under the joint venture of the Directorate of Sports and Directorate of Student Affairs. Prof. Arora, who participated as the Chief Guest in the programme addressed the staff and students through a session on Meditation and Wellness and announced the starting of a Yoga Club in the varsity.

Dr Abdul Mohimin, Assistant Director of Sports, spoke at length on the practice of yoga. Additionally, students of the varsity demonstrated dance yoga and clap yoga sessions, which left the audience invigorated. Dr R Premkumar, Registrar; Prof. Vishnupad, Dean-SLASS; Dr K Mohan, Director-ITKM; Dr Vijay Kumar Upadhyay, Director-Sports; Dr Manish Kumar, Director-Human Resources; Mr Pankaj Belwariar, Director-Communications; Mrs Suma N, CFAO; faculty; staff and students participated in the celebration.