Grounded to roots

Grounded to roots


Organised by Chirantana, the Kannada association of the college, the celebration included various cultural activities which entertained the gathering completely.

The event commenced in the morning with a flag hoisting ceremony by Vijay Gore, Chairman of BMSCE Management Committee. The cultural activities began in the afternoon and audience gathered at the venue much before the event.

B S Ragini Narayan, secretary of the BMS Educational Trust, inaugurated the stage function. Richard Louis, a stand-up comedian, was the chief guest and entertained the crowd with his witty and humorous speech. He was accompanied by Babu on the rhythm pad.

Richard Louis released the fourth edition of Chirantana, a Kannada booklet brought out by the association, which featured the activities of Kannada association.

Prizes were also distributed to the winners of various competitions conducted recently as part of Kannada Sapthaaha. Principal K N Mallikharjun Babu and vice principal G N Shekhar were present on the occasion too.

Later, there were cultural events like bharatanatyam, light music, skit and yakshagana, which entertained the gathering. The first performance was a bharatanatyam recital by Prathibha, a first year computer science student. The talented dancer received appreciation for her wonderful expression and swift body movements. Vaishak and Gautam enthralled the gathering with their musical performance.

A skit by Pravruthi, the drama team of the college, succeeded to throw light on the condition of Kannada language in the State. Titled as Kannada Bhaasheya Ulivu, the skit got a huge round of applause.

The highlight of the evening was a yakshagana performance by Ramachandra, Balachandra and Sampath. The students gave a spellbinding performance and their colourful costumes, witty dialogues and lively presentation stole the hearts of many.
“The Kannada Rajyotsava celebration, organised by Kannada Sangha, is very popular in our college. All the members are very active and add some attraction to the programme every year. Last year, it was a puppet show which we thoroughly enjoyed. We enjoyed Richard Lous’ speech as well as the cultural performances this time,” said Arvind, a student.