No limits on creativity

Colourful show

The week was quite significant as it gave an opportunity to the students to showcase their talents which not many professional colleges offer.

In the end, even if only a few colleges won prizes, it was evident that for the students participation was more important than winning. The four-day event was a success with 20 cultural and literary competitions conducted.

There were more than 20 participants in each event.  On the first day, literary events like debate, essay writing and creative writing were held. These three events had three categories of English, Kannada and Hindi. The students were given topis like ‘Investment in stock market’, ‘politicians in power in favour of the public or money’ and ‘how corruption affects the general public’.

For essay writing, the students had to write essays on the advantages and disadvantages of online tutoring, what is a student’s role in thwarting corruption and pollution related problems. The event ‘creative writing’ was mainly to test the language and creativity of the students who had to write on either of the two topics of ‘description of rains’ in Kannada and ‘Ethical relationships’ in English.

On the second day, students took part in activities like painting, pencil sketching, collage, mehendi and jewellery designing. The competition was a tough one with everyone displaying a unique design.

The second day saw cultural competitions like singing and instrumental music, rangoli and flower arrangement. Along with this, there were solo and group dance competitions too which saw participation in huge numbers. The students danced to classical, eastern and western numbers.

The last day didn’t have many events. There were only cookery and vegetable carving competition. But the audience was treated to a beautiful cultural programme by a group of students. The prize distribution ceremony also took place on that day.

According to the faculty, cultural activities should form a part of every college’s curriculum in order to inculcate in them a cultural fervour. Says Sandhya, a senior faculty member of the cultural committee, “Our motive was to give students a platform to showcase their talents. Along with academics it is very important that students take part in extra-curricular activities as well. On the whole we are happy with the response we got from the participants.”

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