Entertaining the crowd with gusto

Spirited bunch

This was the first time that Jain College was organising the festival on its new campus and the change in the venue had not made any difference in the spirit of the students. They were as energetic as always and did a great job of entertaining the crowd.

The cultural festival started with the event Mr and Ms Ethnic. Couples in ethnic wear were asked to walk the ramp and the students did not disappoint.  While girls wore saris, salwar kameez and even anarkalis, the men were not to be left behind. From white kurtas, sherwanis to even a mundu, they did their best to give the girls a good competition.

The next event of the day was the dance competition where the students shook the stage with their dance moves. The team from Jain College, Jayanagar performed a medley of Bollywood dance numbers.

The students from the Jain College, J C Road performed a hip-hop routine, with masks on their faces. But it was the team from Jain College, V V Puram branch, who really brought down the house. They danced on a few Kannada songs, complete with the use of props. But it was the bindaas attitude and the latka-zhatkas that got the crowd’s attention and had them screaming for more.  

The music was definitely the high point of the day with DJ Manish playing out some really old remixed numbers, including one from the movie Sholay.  Indian Fusion band ‘Swaralyatama’ followed up in a fabulous act. The flute solo was mesmerising and held the crowd’s attention for a long time.

Next, the band performed a recital in Raag Madhyanti and asked the audience to join in at the end, using the sound of their claps. The song ended with a standing ovation and screams of encore to which the band complied and played an instrumental version of the song Roja Janeman from the movie Roja.

The fashion show was the last event of the day and was surely worth the wait. The first college on the ramp was Garden City College which showcased a bohemian, hip look with the students wearing shimmery pants and three-fourths. The interesting choreography and music were other plus points.

Surana College came next with its winter and summer theme. The men walked the ramp in shorts while women wore shorts with tights, socks and heels.

The City College team went in for an angels and demons theme and had various couples walking the ramp. The other teams were Baldwin’s Boys’ High School and the Jain College, which finished the event with a lot of pomp and show.

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