Team GT MOTORSPORTS, Formula Student Team GTU had participated in SUPRA SAEINDIA 2017 held at Buddh International Circuit, Noida from 26th June to 1st July. Out of the 126 teams of different engineering colleges from all over India, Team GT MOTORSPORTS representing Gujarat Technological University emerged as National Champion and bagged 3 trophies in different categories. The University has always believed in commending the students to inspire them to scale greater heights so, a felicitation was arranged by the University on 10th of July 2017 at 1 PM at the Secretriat, Gandhinagar to honour the members of the team who claimed the title of National Champions.
The Hon. Minister of Education welcomed the team members along with the Hon. Registrar of Gujarat Technological University and Hiranmay Mahanta Sir with a small note. The Vice Captain of the team Unmit Parmar gave a small introduction to the Hon. Minister regarding the team, the events they participate in and the car they build. The Team Captain, Kishan Thakkar gave a note regarding the achievements and the titles the team achieved in the event. This was followed by feliciting the team members who attended the event and were a part of the team with a Certificate of Appreciation from Gujarat Technological University. After the felicitation was done the team and all the other dignitaries got together for a photo which has later printed, framed and presented to the Hon. Minister by the Registrar of the University. Later on the team sat down for a small discussion with the Hon. Minister. The Hon. Minister again appreciated the team for their efforts and stated that it was a matter of pride for the whole of Gujarat and this was for the first time that a team, comprising students from 7 different colleges from Gujarat had achieved this feat.
The genesis of the team, the journey from 2014 to 2017, past achievements, how the team sustains the legacy etc. were the topics of the discussion. At the end, he personally as well as on behalf of Gujarat Government encouraged to do the hard work done by students. He also honoured the team by commenting that the team has set a good example for the other engineering students in Gujarat. The Registrar whole heartedly accepted that Gujarat Technological University will bear all the expenses of the team. The team bid adieu to the Hon. Minister with a note of keeping up the performance in the upcoming events also.