An outburst of creativity

chic Students of Bishop Cotton Women’s Christian College.

The three-day fest saw participation of more than 35 pre-university colleges from in and around the City in 49 events that were planned, conceptualised and visualised by the students with the support of their faculty. The fest began with a traditional lamp lighting ceremony. All the events were woven around the theme ‘The Aurora Within’.  ‘Aurora Borealis’, the astral phenomenon was the inspiration for the fest.

In addition to the more serious events, there were other events such as Indian and Western music and dance, and a grand fashion show that saw students get as creative as they could. Anthakshari, Jam, ice-breakers, creative writing, battle of the bands, treasure hunt, cooking with fire – all these events had students come up with their own interpretation of theme. “It’s my first year in MCC but I must say that I have got so much exposure in these three days. There was an outburst of so many talents and I made sure that I participated in as many events as I could,” said Sujatha, studying in first year commerce at MCC. Shruti Reddy from Christ College said the events were well managed and conceptualised. “I won a couple of prizes and I am proud to represent my college,” she said.  

The campus came alive and looked colourful with props, live music and people running around in weird but creative costumes.

On day one, the ice-breaker ended on an entertaining note with St Joseph’s PUC winning the first place; Christ Junior College bagged the first place in Indian Dance while treasure hunt ended with a tie between MES PU College and SBMJPU College on J C Road.

The resounding beat of the African tribal drums by the ‘Beat Gurus’ added to the pulsating tempo of the fest on the second day and the head-banging performance of the rock band from Presidency Junior College had them bag the top slot in the ‘Battle of the Bands’.

The fest drew to a close with a rock show by ‘Thermal and a Quarter’ which had students
on campus tapping their feet, swaying their hands, banging their heads and jiving to the tune of some funky music. The ‘Personality Contest’ took an interesting turn with judges testing the candidates in a variety of ways and the students were sportive. Sanjay Sugumaran of St Joseph PU College won the event and was crowned the ‘Star of Esplendida’.

The fashion show had a mix of modern and traditional themes. The Bishop Cotton Women’s Christian College chose to showcase a variety of tribal, Egyptian, Ikat – the girls wore colourful costumes and elaborate hairdos. St Joseph’s Indian Composite PU College team showcased a mix of funk, rhapsody and street wear.

Though Mount Carmel College wasn’t competing, the girls put up a splendid show with elaborate costumes.

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