The three-day technical fest with the theme 'Spot and encourage rural tech innovators' had over 200 events viz. Campus Farming competition, Robo Racing, Robo Soccer, Development of Ideal Villages, National Science Fair and others attracting nearly 50,000 people from nearby places and colleges. Antahpragnya 2020 to showcase 300 plus prototype working models created by 4000 rural ignited minds from the RGUKT varsity.
M Prashanthi, District Collector of Nirmal, inaugurated National Level India's Biggest Rural Technical Festival titled 'Antahpragnya 2020' in the state of Telangana at Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies-Basar (RGUKT-Basar), the temple city, 180 km from Hyderabad, the state capital of Telangana.
Speaking at the inaugural M Prashanthi said that when we talk of Globalisation we talk about smart cities but not smart villages. India lives in villages. Rural areas cannot afford to miss the development bus.
The inaugural ceremony was graced by Dr A Ashok, IAS, Vice-Chancellor, RGUKT-Basar; M Prashanthi, Nirmal district collector; Dr Y Rajeshwar Rao, administrative officer, RGUKT-Basar; Akella Raghavendra, IAS Trainer, motivational speaker and author; Shekhar Babu Bachinepally, mountaineer and motivational speaker; Raghuram Ananthoj, senior manager, Dell; Swapnil Jangale, convener; Hari Babu, co-convener, Dr Vijay Kumar, convener Trinayana and others
Dr A Ashok, IAS, Vice-Chancellor of RGUKT-Basar in his address at the inaugural said that Antahpragnya comprises of technical, literary, entrepreneurial, fun and cultural activities. The fest showcases 300 prototypes, working models, exhibits and technologies such as automatic switch for water, homemade electricity, smoke absorber, automatic street lighting system, smart dustbins, zero budget farming, automatic irrigation and others, he added.