Tue, 13 Apr, 2021

Let's Hear Their Say

By Aasha Poudel

Standing in front of a huge crowd and expressing your views and ideas about your to-be application takes a lot of courage. It is not as easy as it seems, but rather it takes a lot of effort and hard work.

On Thursday, 5th January, the third semester students at DWIT gave their presentations on the term papers they wrote. Being a part of the program as an audience as well as a judge was fun and encouraging. The ideas that were presented in the program were innovative. Every presenter was visibly nervous, but in spite of that they gave great presentations. As a first semester student, seeing the efforts of my seniors encouraged me very much.  I am hoping for the best when it’s time for me and my classmates to present our ideas.

I asked some of the presenters about their experience of giving presentation regarding their ideas in front of a crowd. Let’s see what they had to say:

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Mohan Singh Bomrel Third Semester Student at DWIT

“The most interesting thing about this presentation was all the batches except 2017 were judges for the presentation. Obviously it wasn’t my first presentation but it was my first time presenting in front of more than 100 people. I could see all of my friends being nervous. Of course, I was too. I felt relieved when my presentation was over. Overall I think, it was a good presentation from my side. But due to the time limitation of only 5 minutes, I couldn’t express the ideas about my product extensively. As we are in a learning state, we have to learn a lot from our college. No matter what happens, we won’t stop and we will keep on trying. I hope DWIT will make us perfect presenters at the end of the college year.”

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Rojina Shrestha Third Semester Student at DWIT

“When I heard that the presentation slides were to be submitted by midnight, a day before the presentations, I was consumed by fear. I thought to myself, why today, the day my laptop froze and why midnight? Thanks to Neesha, a friend of mine, I completed the slides with her help. I practiced quite a lot and thought to myself; I will overcome my fear of facing the crowd in front of me and it will never lower me down. My presentation was towards the end and seeing my friends presenting and everyone in the crowd judging, made me more nervous. At some point I felt like running out of the college. The slide showed up my product name and my name. Taking a deep breath, I walked in with a blank mind, and all I remember was 'Good afternoon everyone…..… Thank You'. With all the hush and rush, feeling my heartbeat in all my nerves, gaining all the courage, I gave my presentation. Now I could finally say, 'Yes, finally I did it'.  I would like to Thank Craig and Menosh for all the effort they did to make me a step ahead.”

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Nikita Gautam Third Semester Student at DWIT

"Tensed environment, sweaty heads, nervously pumping hearts, unstable minds, trembling hands was what I really saw for 2 days after the presentation date was announced to batch of 2017. I was also one of them and my turn was in the 13th position; luckily included in the first group of presenters.  After the date was announced there was nothing I could think about. I had to prepare and submit my presentation tillmidnight and then I just had a day to prepare myself to give the presentation among 135 students, other staffs and judges as well. That was tough, really a tough job. 

Finally, the presentation day arrived carrying tons of nervousness and excitement with it. I was in the first group of 16 presenters and I had to present on 13th position. Bunch of my classmates, one by one presented about their product and they were fantastic.  Then my turn came and I stood up in front of constantly staring pair of eyes that were directly pointing at me. I stood still and started to talk about my product i.e. "Exam Preperation Quiz Application For Nepal".  I got nervous in the middle of my speech and my tongue slipped once or twice. I had prepared to present about many topics but due to nervousness it just got out of my mind. But overall I could overcome my fear at last. Our day ended up with 'Masu Cheura' treat from the college side. The judges and the students praised all the students for their presentations. All in all it was a very good presentation session and one of a kind."

 

Now, let’s see what the audiences as well as the judges of the program had to say about the presentations:

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Kundan Shumsher Rana Fifth Semester Student at DWIT

“The term paper presentations were interesting. Everyone had interesting ideas and almost everyone seemed to know what they was talking about. They have set a benchmark for everyone else in the college. Since, the batch of 2016 have their term papers coming up next, we will surely meet the challenge that they have set.

The interesting thing about the presentations was the dedication everyone had towards their projects and the technologies which they mentioned that they would use. It seems everyone aims to do something great and that is a great aim for everyone.”

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Prabina Neupane Fifth Semester Student at DWIT

“The presentation session was really great. It was good to hear so many good ideas, and moreover, I was amazed to see all of them presenting so well. They have lifted up the benchmark and actually have put us on pressure to do better than them. The idea of presenting in front of all and making everyone to judge was great. I can’t wait for our turn.”



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Suryaraj Timsina Fifth Semester Student at DWIT

Since it was imperious for the students of all the batches of the college to attend the program, they were provided with a sheet of paper to rate the presenters. There were primarily 3 dedicated judges. As the program began students described their project details. The ideas were so fantastic and innovative. Most of the ideas were about solving the prevailing social issues of Nepalese communities which was the most interesting and fantastic. The way of their presentation and convincing audience was really amazing. Being the students of third semester, they did such a marvelous job that students of senior batches are in a difficult situation while students of junior batch are encouraged. DWIT provided the best platform, to gain its students with the early experience and build maturity in idea generating and development of the application.”

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Raman Maharajan First Semester Student at DWIT

“It was really encouraging and fun to become a part of the Term Paper Presentation Program last Thursday. It was fun to watch our senior brothers and sisters, how they presented their term paper. From that particular program we had the chance to know how much value a Term Paper carries. We also got chance to know more about the ideas of our seniors. They all shared their ideas really well and now we are also going to face same kind of challenge."




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Yashin Shekh First Semester Student at DWIT

“Innovation would never happen without having a dream of something - A.P.J Kalam

A dream is not what you see in your sleep, it is what does not let you sleep. Great people do not become legends just by desiring things to happen. Neither is the fact that luck favors them. To make the novelty in the world you need a dream/idea; ideas which I found in each and every one  of the students of Class of 2017. They talked about their ideas and about how their app (which they are going to develop) will help people with real time problems. It was my first experience where I cultured my mind about solving problems. The best thing which I liked the most was that they were all optimistic. So, I think the overall presentation is great.”

 

The whole presentation session was really great. Next is the presentation session of the current fifth semester students. So, I am hoping to learn a lot from them too.

Best of Luck to them!