Karta, 14 Feb: An year long dream of the members of SAEINDIA SMVDU COLLEGIATE CLUB came to reality on Saturday when the All Terrain Vehicle, designed and fabricated by the team” The MechaniX” , to participate in India famed automobile competition BAJA INDIA 2012, was bid off for Indore by Prof. R N K Bamezai, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor and Mrs. Roop Avtar Kaur, Registrar, SMVDU. 17 student members from the club as a team of “The MechaniX” viz Akhil Mahajan, Sidharth Mahajan, Vivek Sharma, Hitesh Sharma, Varun Sharma, Nipun Sharma, Aditya Badyal, Sushant Sharma, Aditya Kerni, Sanchit Koul, Manik Sharma, Nitin Badyal, Keshav Salgotra, Akshay Bakaya, Aakash Sharma, Ritish Sharma and Dixit Gupta, all third year students from mechanical engineering department of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra along with their faculty advisor Dr.Malhotra, left for Indore to participate in BAJA INDIA 2012 ,the national automobile competition organized by Society of Automotive Engineering, India where they will be competing with different teams from across the country in various static and dynamic events going to be held from 17th Feb to 20th feb 2012 in Pithampura, Indore.
The group was working for over an year on the designing and fabrication of an All-Terrain Vehicle according to set of rules laid by SAE, India. On 2nd February the team got the final green signal from the BAJA 2012 organizers to race on the track, after the successful completion of technical inspection of the fabricated vehicle. Hon’ble Vice Chancellor and the Registrar along with faculty and workshop staff of School of Mechanical Engineering congratulated the Chairperson of the Club, Mr. Prabhat Shankar and the team captain,Mr. Akhil Mahajan for this achievement and wished the team with luck for the coming event. The team got their first success when they got selected in top 100 in Virtual Baja Competition among the 350 odd colleges across the nation. Talking about the sleepless nights of the team, Dr. Navdeep Malhotra and Mr. Yatheshth Anand told “Work is never measured in number of working hours; it is analyzed in terms of internal satisfaction”, which is the key motivation for the entire team which has made this day possible.
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine board has been the main sponsor and a key role player for the whole thing coming true. Team is now looking forward for the competition at Indore and winning it over with a good margin.