Home and away

Home and away


Everyone wishes to be in the company of family members on festival days. This is the month of festivals and most of the hostellers have planned to go home. But there are also some who can’t and who have decided to stay back in the hostel.

Mohan J N, a resident of Sri Jagath Jothi Basaveshwara Boys’ Hostel, Vijayanagar, says, “Festival means special food in our hostel. This will be accompanied by much celebration. We install idols of Ganesha and celebrate Basava Jayanthi and other national festivals with great pomp and gaiety. There will be cultural and religious programmes on these days.”

Prabhakar, a resident of BCM Hostel, run by the government, says, “It is left to the students as to how they wish to celebrate the festival, the wardens don’t say anything. We may not celebrate it the traditional way but still we have our own way of celebrating festivals. And celebrating with friends is always a great feeling.”

Praveen Kumar, a student of Garden City College, says, “We celebrate Onam in a traditional way in our hostel. During Diwali and Holi, friends get together and share ideas as how to celebrate the festivals differently.”

Queency Rodicks, a biotechnology student, feels her hostel is quite strict. “We are not allowed to celebrate any festival. One way it is good and in another, it’s bad,” she says.  
Sandesh, who lives in a private hostel, says, “For so many years, I have been celebrating festivals with my parents, this time I will celebrate with friends. Everyone should experience every thing. All my hostel mates are planning to celebrate Diwali and Ganesh Chaturthi, let’s see what happens.”

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