A glimpse of Indian culture

Annual day

Conceptualised and choreographed by the students themselves, the events like fashion show and dances were the highlights of the show.

While inaugurating Chirantana 2011, Dr K Srikrishnakumar, west zone director of AICTE suggested the education department to introduce student-friendly programmes.

C N Seetharam, secretary of Karnataka State Women and Child Welfare Department, was the chief guest at the programme. He impressed the students with his speech as he focussed on education and how it is bringing changes in the society for generations.

He also said that the government has been implementing various programmes for the welfare of the student community and suggested youngsters to make use of them.

Then it was time for the students to present the cultural performances which were appreciated by all. The students of Rajarajeshwari College of Engineering set the ramp on fire with a spectacular fashion show. Information Science and MBA departments presented corporate and cultural fashion shows respectively. The corporate fashion show had formal wears for both men and women. In cultural fashion show, hundreds of students from different states of India walked the ramp flaunting their traditional attire which showcased the rich culture of their respective state.

The dance performances by the students stole the hearts of many spectators. The performances were divided into cultural and Western dances wherein the students showcased their dancing prowess in solo and team performances. Rahul gave a stunning performance by doing Michael Jackson’s moonwalk on the song ‘Dangerous’. Kavya, a student of information science, performed bharatanatyam.

The students also sang a song from film Faltu which was enjoyable. Pavamana, an MCA student, presented a devotional song. The ‘mad-ads’ by the students of civil and mechanical engineering departments made the audience laugh a lot.

Ekata, a student of computer science said, “We named our annual day Chirantana (everlasting) as we wanted to remember this day throughout our life. It was a proud moment for us as 69 meritorious students were honoured with silver coins. We enjoyed the cultural activities which were fun-filled and there were several memorable moments for us to cherish.”

Dressed in vibrant coloured costumes, the participants showcased their talent in a variety of dances performed to filmi numbers as well as patriotic songs. The students had a great time throughout the day as there was no dearth of fun-filled moments.

A C Shanmugam, president of Rajarajeshwari Group of Educational Institutions, S Vijayananad, executive director of Mookambika Charitable Trust, Rector Dr M Murugeshan and others were present on the occasion.

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