Opening a new chapter

Opening a new chapter

MAGNIFESTA

EXCITED Students of Sheshadripuram Evening College.

With most of them working all day and hitting the books in the night, there is hardly any time to take part in a fest. But the students of St Joseph’s Evening College felt that it was about time they left a little something for their juniors and organised their first ever inter-college cultural fest, Magnifesta.

Open to students of PUC, Degree and Post-Graduation, the two-day fest made sure not to leave behind the ex-students as well. “As evening college students, it is very hard for us to have a regular college life. We work all day and with four hours of college in the night, there is no time to have fun and relax. Through this fest, we wanted to show our juniors that despite being evening college students, we can still have fun and showcase our talents. Since this is our first cultural fest, we wanted the ex-students also to be a part of it,” said Manu, a final year B Com student.

The first day saw very little crowd but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the students. With the support of their teacher, they went ahead with all the events they had chalked out, starting with the Ice-breaker event. “It was a perfect way of getting to know the participants. People were spontaneous and came up on stage in groups and introduced themselves in a funny manner,” said Prajwal, another student. This was then followed by the literary events, which ranged from Just A Minute, creative writing, slogan writing, collage to essay competition. Most of the topics revolved around global warming, including the recent tsunami.

The afternoon witnessed students croon their favourite numbers in an open house solo music competition. While some sang popular film numbers, others came out with gospel songs. There was also a unique cooking competition titled Cooking Without Fire.

Students from various colleges tried their hand at this competition and came out with some wonderful tea-time snacks like bhel puri, sweet and khara avvalakki, fruit salads and different kinds of chutneys. From elaborate decorations to making sure the food is apt for the summer, the participants impressed one and all.

The second day gave way to more stage events and the participation was great. Many of the popular stage events like Indian and Western dance competition, mime and mad ads kept the audience engaged during the first half of the day. The second half saw the most anticipated event of the day — the personality competition. With around 14 to 15 rounds, this particular event was the most challenging of all the events.  Sheshadripuram Evening College bagged the overall winners trophy.

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