Reaching a milestone

Reaching a milestone

Colourful Memories

Eager : The boys from second year PCMB batch waiting backstage for their turn.

From presenting brilliant dance performances to attempting to enter the Limca Book of World Records, the students left no stone unturned.

In his inaugural speech, Father Jose, the principal of the college, stressed upon
the achievements of the students in culture, sports and academics.

“It is not just one group or a particular person that makes the college. Every nook and corner of the college speaks of the spirit of Christ Junior College,” he said.

The proud students and the faculty reminisced the many memories they spent in the college in the past year.

 “It felt that it was just yesterday we were welcoming the juniors into the college and now we are graduating as the ‘seniors’. Can’t believe how fast the year has passed,” said Shruthi, a student.

Chakravarthy Mohan, the director of P U Education Board of Karnataka, advised the students to dream, visualise and set goals which one day they could achieve.

Cecil Ross, a parent, turned nostalgic about his own college days and added, “Exams are nearing and I am sure the anxiety of excelling is there within each one of us. But my only advice to all of them is to relax and write the exams with confidence.”

The event was packed with beautiful dances. If some danced to peppy numbers, there were others who added a noble theme to their recital.

The college dance team presented their take on the various colours of college life.

Another performance that stood out was that of Shruthi and team which had the message — ‘Saying no to drugs’.

The highlight of the day was the attempt to break a world record. Over 2,500 students participated to break the record of Largest Beat Box Ensemble and enter the Limca Book of Records.

An ex-student of CJC and a professional beat boxer Vineeth Vincent, directed the entire show.

He divided the audience into four teams and introduced them to four different beats which they followed simultaneously for a duration of three minutes.

“The reason we took up beat boxing was because it was something different and it is one of the easiest things to pick up. The last time someone attempted something like this was in 2008 by 323 students from USA. Hopefully, we can break that since we are a larger crowd,” said Vineeth.

With two attempts, the crowd managed to do beat boxing for atleast four minutes.

“It will take us a few weeks to see if we made the record but the attempt by itself was a wonderful experience and kudos to the participants,” he added.  The day ended with a cultural competition where every class had a team battling it out for the cash prize of Rs 1,000.

“After today, we have to start getting ready for exams. So we want to make the most of what we have left and what better way than to pass out of college with our name in the Limca Book of Records,” said Anjali, another student.

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