Staying in touch with roots

ANNUAL DAY

PES Pre-University College, Hanumanth Nagar, celebrated its annual day recently at PESIT campus, Hosakerehalli, with a vibrant cultural extravaganza.

FLEXIBLE Students presenting ‘A glimpse of yoga’.The students presented captivating dance performances, classical music recitals and a retro fashion show and showcased their creative excellence.

Before the cultural events started, renowned sugama sangeetha singer Shivamogga Subbanna addressed the students and advised them to respect Indian culture and classical arts. He also sang a couple of his popular songs like Kaadu Kudure Odi Banditta from the film Kadu Kudure. On the request of the students, he sang Aanandamaya E Jagahrudaya written by Kuvempu and explained its meaning and philosophy to the students. M R Doreswamy, founder and chairman of PES Institutions, told the students to utilise the scholarships provided by his institution in the best way possible to scale greater heights in life.

The cultural programmes began with an invocation dance from Meghana and Ranjini on Ganesha Stuti. After this, the first year PUC students presented a unique item called ‘A glimpse of yoga’. A team of students presented a set of ‘asanas’ on the stage and described its benefits and importance. They even did difficult asanas like mayurasana, dhanurasana, chakrasana and matsyasana with ease. They also created some beautiful formations on stage. Post this, a team of three students treated everyone to a wonderful mix of classical compositions. They performed Vatapi Ganapathim Bhaje and Bhagyada Lakshmi Baramma, a composition of Purandaradasa in Madhyamavati raga. Amith and Lalith played the violin while Dasharathi accompanied them on the ‘mridangam’.

In between the performances, the meritorious students and winners of cultural, literary and sports events were given the awards. Diras and group, Ranju and team, and Kashmira and group performed contemporary dance for popular and fusion songs. A jugalbandi in dance between two groups saw the audiences cheering out loud for their favourite team.

An all boys’ team performed to an array of energetic folk numbers. A retro walk by the students was the most enjoyed by the crowd.

“We are very happy to have received a prize from the institution for our achievement in curricular and co-curricular events. We had also won the second prize in the inter-collegiate halegannada and nadugannada quiz conducted by the Vijayabharati College.
Today, our college honoured us again for that achievement and we felt proud to have received the prize in front of our parents,” said Shruti, Nivedita and Shwetha. The second year PUC students enjoyed the event to the fullest and got their pictures clicked with their friends and faculty.

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