Jalandhar January 29 (Jaswinder Singh Azad)- The closing ceremony of the 8th International Design Week was organized at Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar. Congratulating Mr. Budi Loonen, Senior Art Director of ‘NO Tomato’ Ad Agency Netherlands, Principal Dr. Neerja Dhingra said that it is the privilege of our students that they got the opportunity to work with a renowned international designer in the field of design. Mr. Budi Lunen, while sharing his experience with the college students during the International Design Week, said, “I am very happy that I could be a part of the Design Week.
The students at ACFA are hard-working, committed, creative and also have flexibile that is, when they are told about their mistakes, they are ready to learn from it. The models which have been given real shape by the students under Design Thinking will definitely be useful in making the lives of the disabled people easier and the students can develop their ideas in the form of a business plan future.”
In the Design Week, Mr. Loonen inspired the students to meet the disabled people, understand their problems and make models accordingly which can make their life easier.
16 groups of 200 students worked day and night
16 groups of 200 students worked day and night thinking on this theme and the students made and presented creative models which was indeed a very challenging task. Students Simratpal, Diwanshi, Ishita, Kanchan, Kushal, Neeti, Nitya and Tegbir, who came first, created a model for visually blind people to recognize colors with fragrance, i.e. red color inspired by the fragrance of rose and so on. The team of Gurvinder, Anmolpreet, Mannat, Bhavana, Amanpreet, Manpreet, Prabhjot, Raghav, Ishita, Lakshya and Vanshika stood second had made a model of shoes for blind people which also had a sensor.
This sensor recognises the obstacles on the way and thus help them to walk independently. The team of Nandini, Sukoon, Pragati, Harshjeet, Simran, Chirag, Priya, Jasmeet, Nishtha and Anmol, came third and they had created a model for a stick for the paralyzed people which helps them in walking. It also had sensors that allows the user to get a sense of high and low surface on their path. Apart from this, students made many other models recognizing the problems of Parkinson disease, dementia and disabled people. The winner students were honoured with certificates.
On this occasion, the students of the college performed Punjabi Bhangra in which Mr. Budi Lunen could not stop himself from participating. Praising the creativity of the students participating in the Design Week, Dr. Dhingra said,” I feel that the objective of the International Design Week has been achieved, the students are very excited and ready to establish new dimensions in the field of design.” She appreciated the efforts of Ms Rajni Gupta, Head, Department of Design and Ms Rajni Kumar for successfully organizing the Design week.