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AERO TECHNO CULTURAL FEST 2019

India's First Aviation Themed Technical & Cultural Fest

Hosted by

School of Aeronautics (Neemrana)

"AWARDED AMONGST TOP 10 AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING COLLEGES IN INDIA"

SINGING

If you’re like me, and a big lover of music – you’ll know that whatever situation you’re in, there’s a song that goes with it! This also applies to situations when you’re feeling demotivated – there are definitely songs you can listen to improve you’re mood and get you up, motivated and raring to go.


In the 2010 movie “Burlesque,” Cher plays a business owner whose nightclub is on the verge of foreclosure. Discouraged, her character sings the now-Golden Globe winning song, “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me,” to lift her spirits.


Music can be a powerful force. In fact, it is sometimes banned (along with steroids and stimulant drugs) to prevent athletes from gaining an unfair advantage during competitions. Why? Because of its capacity to energize and increase endurance.


Elite types looking to win a big marathon prize may have to leave their ear buds at home. But the right tunes can be a great aid for those of us who still need a little push to get ourselves moving.


How does music boost motivation so strongly and otherwise help get us through the most tedious of tasks?


One of music’s energizing effects comes from its ability to engage the body’s sympathetic nervous system. The activation of this system readies the body for action whenever we face a challenge in our environment.


Airways open, the heart rate accelerates, and muscles are primed to move. Auditory signals – abrupt sounds or those that suddenly increase in frequency or volume – trigger alerting responses and increase physiological arousal.


Music is comprised of these and other patterns of sounds that have been shown to affect levels of physical excitability. A simple increase in the pace of the music we listen to, for example, can quicken our pulse and accelerate our breathing. And this can be great for physical exercise or a boring task that might otherwise lull you to sleep.


Music also affects the co-ordination of activity within and across different parts of the brain. Studies examining patterns of electrical activity across the brain suggest that synchronization of brain signals is important for linking perceptual, cognitive and motor processes.


Recent results suggest further that a repetitive beat, such as that in a musical rhythm, synchronizes brainwaves in ways that may be particularly helpful in coupling what you hear with how you move. The co-ordination and execution of repetitive muscle movements may be made more efficient by matching the movements to a musical beat. This may explain why individuals strategically running to a beat run faster and use less oxygen than those who do not pace themselves with music.


Physical and mental endurance can also be enhanced by music’s capacity to draw our attention away from the negative aspects of a task. The brain’s attention system, which includes some of the top and outermost regions of the frontal and parietal lobes, acts to enhance neural activity in areas that contribute to whatever we are focused on and reduce activity from other areas of the brain.


Focusing on a favorite song combats de-motivating brain signals associated with fatigue or boredom. In the exercise domain, this has been shown to be particularly effective in moderately intense exercise. And while music does not seem to reduce the perceived strain of highly intense exercise, upbeat music has been shown to increase positive feelings about the intensity of the exercise compared to those of individuals in the same study who listened to less intense music.


Indeed much of music’s power lies in its ability to elicit emotional reactions and enhance mood. Recent neuroimaging investigations have allowed a dramatic increase in our understanding of how different networks of emotion- and motivation-related brain regions are recruited to produce these affective experiences – from the visceral shiver running down one’s spine, to the sense of empowerment that can arise from a good set of lyrics, or intensely positive memories associated with a favourite piece of music.


So the next time you face a daunting task, think of a strategic musical choice to give your brain and body a motivational boost.


Various Categories in Song (Any Language) Competition for the event are

  1. Solo Song
  2. Duet Song
  3. Group Song



RULES FOR CULTURAL ACTIVITIES


There will be two rounds. Participants selected in the first round (COMPETITION) will perform in the second round (STAGE SHOW).


  1. Number of participants: minimum 1 and maximum 12.
  2. No restrictions on song styles.
  3. Time limit for the first round is 1 - 2 minutes.
  4. Time limit for the second round is 2-4 minutes.
  5. Selected participants can perform the same for the stage show.
  6. Participant will be penalised if the time limit is exceeded.
  7. The participant should be at the contest area 1 hour prior to the commencement of the competition.
  8. Order of performances will be based on the number decided prior to the contest.
  9. The karaoke should be submitted in a Pen Drive/DVD 12 hour before the competition. The karaoke should be submitted in .mp3 format.
  10. Use of props will be allowed as long as it will not cause any delay in the program and any harm to the performance of other participants. Props such as oil, confetti, pyrotechnic gadgets, smoke generators or combustible material, broken glass are completely restricted.



GUIDELINES


  1. All the participants must register on The College Fever. Follow the link https://www.thecollegefever.com/events/aero-techno-cultural-fest-atcf-2k19
  2. Registration starts from 28th July, 2019.
  3. This contest is open to all the students in the age group of 16-30 from an academic (technical/non-technical) institute.
  4. Participants must bring with them a proof of their identity (an institute id-card is acceptable).
  5. Judges will have the right to stop a participant’s performance at any time.
  6. Please check over your schedules very closely prior to the event and notify us immediately of any mistakes or changes.
  7. In case of a tie, the winning participant will have to go for one more performance and the task will be given by the judges only.