Fanning the flames of enthusiasm

Fanning the flames of enthusiasm


Mount Carmel Pre-university College recently hosted ‘Iris 2011’, the intra-collegiate fest.

The theme for this year was, ‘Flame within to flare with flair’ and all the events were woven around that theme.About 22 associations, organised eight competitions that were spread across four days.

Among the various events were ‘Fashion Disaster’, ‘Sticom Quiz’, ‘Tattooing’, ‘Blogging’, ‘Jewellery Designing’, ‘Biblical Art’, ‘Mehendi’ among others.  The fest also saw the unveiling of the ‘Battle of the rock bands’, the first of a kind among colleges.

The campus looked colourful and vibrant with the recurring motif of flames on the screen backdrop. All the props were done in keeping with the fest motto of kindling the flame within to flare in flair. The thematic dress code for the students as well as the teachers for all the four days ensured that there was never a dull moment.

There were white and blue colours for the first day, ‘contradictory personality’ for the second day, vampires and witches for the third day and the colours of fire for the fourth day.   

While ‘Cooking without fire’, had 79 teams participating, ‘Adapt a Tune’, by the Indian Dance Association had some colourful performances. The ‘Treasure Hunt’, organised by the student union had 15 finalist teams out of 150 competing team.

The students of II PCMB ‘B’ emerged winners. The ‘Fashion Show’ had all the aspiring models of the college walk the ramp, showcasing the diversity of culture along with the cosmopolitan face of today’s society.  

The valedictory function had all the competing teams participate in full strength. Smriti Mannar, who bagged the title of ‘Miss Iris 2011’, by winning the ‘personality’ competition organised by the student union was excited on winning the coveted title. Trishala Jayachandra, cultural secretary of the college said that the three days of ‘Iris’ were splendid and that it was amazing to see the colourful campus, the excitement of the participants coupled with the competitive cheering and screaming of the audience.

She also commended the role of the student welfare officers and student volunteers in ensuring that the event was a success. Sr M Sonia, Principal, stated that such inter-class fests foster a sense of  belonging to their respective association, class or house within the campus, while acquainting them with talented fellow students in other classes.

She also added that she was looking forward to the inter-collegiate cultural extravaganza ‘Esplendida’, scheduled to be held in November. The class of II MECA bagged the ‘Iris’ rolling trophy for winning the most number of prizes. The class of II PCMB ‘F’ was the runner up and bagged the ‘Best Participation Trophy’ during the fest.