An apt stage for budding talents

An apt stage for budding talents

Exodus 2011

Exodus 2011, the annual fest of St Joseph’s College of Arts and Science, was held recently at the campus.

The two-day inter-collegiate event saw around 30 colleges taking part in more than 27 events which highlighted the various talents of today’s generation.

This being the 23rd edition of the fest, the college took the fest to a whole new level by bringing in four well-known rock bands to perform on the campus. Said Kiran, coordinator, Centre for Social Action,

“This is the first time we have had such huge participation. That’s why we went all
out to cater to what the youth of today really likes and enjoys. That’s why for the very first time, the college invited three City-based rock bands to perform and the highlight of the evening was the performance by the fourth band called ‘Riot’ from Goa. And they were a real hit among the crowd.”

Like every college fest, this too had a fresh and innovative theme, Ephrata, which means fruitful. The college made sure it incorporated the theme in all its events and even depicted the theme in the colourful decorations on campus.

The event started off with an ice-breaker round where students came up on stage and introduced their teams in an innovative way. This was then followed by the music events which included Western, Indian and a new category of folk songs and original compositions.  

The fest also incorporated a lot of new events this year including gospel rock, photography, documentary filmmaking and choreography. A popular segment was the choreography competition, which was on the lines of a fashion show. Participants had to come dressed as a biblical or mythological character and choreograph a sequence
accordingly.

Taking in the theme ‘fruitful’, the documentary competition had students capturing clippings of how humans can be fruitful in their everyday life. Other events like dumb charades, debate, quiz, Indian and Western dance also saw a huge participation from other colleges.

Food was another highlight. Apart from the usual titbits, many enthusiastic students cooked at home, brought in food and set up stalls inside the campus. At the end of two days, it was St Joseph’s College of Commerce that bagged the overall trophy with Christ University and St Joseph’s Pre University College getting the first and second runners-up award respectively.    

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