To create awareness among students on their culture and tradition, ‘Sankranti Mela 2017’ was organised at Bapu Degree College Yashwanthpur recently.
For the last four years, the college has been celebrating the festival with great enthusiasm. The college campus was seen busting with energy on the particular day.
The grand event was inaugurated with the lighting of the lamp by Subhash, secretary of Bapu Educational Institutions. Rekha, principal of Bapu Degree College, in her inaugural address, informed that such a platform is given to create awareness among the students about their culture and tradition.
Students from all religions participated with much enthusiasm dressed in traditional attires. Girls were dressed in ‘ghagras’, ‘lehngas’ and saris and boys were in ‘lungis’ and ‘dhotis’. The venue was a feast for the eyes. Many students wearing ethnic attires had put up thatched stalls and was selling aromatic food. The food was brought from home by the students.
The set of ‘Halli Mane’ was one of the highlights of the event. This concept has been chosen this year keeping in mind that many students had not seen something like this before. It gave them a chance to know and revisit their culture, customs and traditions.
The ‘Dollu Kunita’, which was performed by the second semester BCom students caught the attention of the audience. There were also various stalls selling ‘gobi manchurian’, ‘bajjis’, a variety of ‘dosas’ and mouthwatering chats by the students.
Along with the food stalls, there were many handmade crafts which were made and sold by the students .To add colour to the event traditional games were organised which was appreciated by the public. In addition to it, there was ‘Jungle House’ created by the final year BCom students which was thrilling.