MES probationers organize food-cum-recreation extravaganza at MCR HRD Institute

Hyderabad, June 14 (NSS): The Military Engineer Services (MES) probationers form 13 States, who are undergoing a first-ever Foundation Course at MCR HRD Institute, sponsored by Ministry of Defence organized a “Fete Mela”— a fun-filled food-cum-recreation extravaganza, on June 14.

 B P Acharya, IAS, Spl. Chief Secretary & Director-General of Dr MCRHRD Institute, congratulated the MES Probationers for proving, beyond an iota of doubt, that they are not only endowed with the knowledge of engineering, but are also vastly talented at multitasking, managing a tight budget, keeping accounts, marketing their products, etc. “Most importantly, by coming together and helping each other in making the event a grand success, the MES Probationers displayed their exceptionally good leadership skills”, he added.

The MES Probationers cooked a variety of delicious dishes, including MohabbatKaSharbat, Dillagi Ki Chaat, B TeckBhel, Manchali Maggi, Punjabi Lassi, Stuffed Paratha, Paneer Pakoda and put them on sale. The            Mela also had exciting games like Holding a Brick with Two Fingers, Breaking a Pyramid, Drawing a Donkey’s Tail Blindfolded, Passing the Loop through a Wire without Touching It, Dropping the Stumps with Cricket Ball and so on.

 The MES Probationers along with the officers, faculty and staff of the Institute visited the stalls along with their family and friends and relished the food items and sportingly tried their hand at all the games on display. The event was greatly instrumental in learning such concepts as planning, coordination, interpersonal skills, leadership, team building, and thereby enriching our managerial and entrepreneurial acumen”, said Miss Taru Shikha Jain, an MES Probationer.

“We have background in engineering, but the “FETE Mela” provided a first-of-its-kind hands- on experience to us in managing business enterprises. This is something that no textbook can teach you”, said Mr. Enduri Chandru, another MES Probationer.

Harpreet Singh, IAS, Addl DG inaugurated the “Fete Mela” by releasing colourful balloons in the air. (NSS)

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