Staying away from classes!

Staying away from classes!


Valentine’s Day’ is a special occasion for college students regardless whether one is single or in a relationship.

Almost every student has some or other reason to celebrate this day.

And students in the City colleges made the most of this occasion. In most of the colleges, the classrooms were almost empty.

“I didn’t see many students in the classroom. Some students came clad in white, black and blue and everyone was glaring at those who came in red. As there were no classes, I went out with my friends for lunch,” said Karthik from City College.

The situation was no different in the engineering colleges.

 Though institutions like New Horizon Engineering College (NHCE) and BNMIT saw full attendance due to their strict attendance policy, many other institutions could not conduct classes after the lunch break.

 “As our institution is quite new, the authorities are pretty strict. Hence students didn’t dare to bunk the classes. But we had planned our celebrations after college hours. I gifted my partner with a fashionable chain, a bouquet of flowers and lots of chocolates. Most of the students were seen at Amoeba and Cafe Coffee Day, said Harsha, a Computer Science student of NHCE.

Interestingly, flower vendors were also scene wandering near some of the colleges trying to sell red roses and flower bouquets.

One could also spot balloon and teddy bear hawkers near the colleges.

“It was not like any other day in our college. Most of the girls came in black outfits showing their disregard for the celebrations. And some of the girls did come all dressed up for the occasion and boys were seen waiting at the parking lot for their girl friends”, said Vignesh Hegde from PES College.

Students of Baldwin Women’s Methodist College at Richmond Circle too could not stay away from the celebration.

“When I entered the campus, I could see the girls all dressed up, most of them in red. They were all smiles and none of them stayed in the campus after lunch break.

Everybody was asking the other about their plans for the day. It was funny to watch them,” said Priyanka from Baldwin College.

After lunch break, most of the colleges wore a deserted look as the malls and movie theatres bustled with the young crowd.

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