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'ANUBHAV'

Anubhav 2012’, the annual cultural fest of MES Degree College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Malleswaram was held recently.

Students from various colleges like Jain College, Reva College, MLA First Grade College, Sindhi College, Baldwin College, M S Ramaiah Degree College, Nagarjuna College, PES Degree College, City College, Indian Academy, IFIM and Seshadripuram College took part in the two-day fest.

The cultural extravaganza was inaugurated by the renowned dancer Vyjayanthi Kashi and started off with an invocation song.

Sheshadri Iyengar, the secretary of MES Society and Geetha Srinivasan, the principal of the degree college, addressed the gathering and flagged off the event. The cultural events began with a splendid bharatanatyam performance by Shamika.



The events conducted on the first day were ‘Solo dance’, ‘Mehendi competition’, ‘Mad-Ads’, ‘Creative writing’, ‘Debate’, ‘Collage’ and ‘Face painting’. The competitions started with ‘Ice-breaker’, where each college had to introduce themselves in a unique manner.

 After the ‘Ice-breaker’ session, the day saw a fashion show by MES students which was well-received by the audience. The show was an excellent blend of tradition and modernity.

Later, the crowd was treated to the ‘Solo dance’ competition which saw an active participation. This was then followed by an impromptu dance by judge Velu Kumar, an alumnus of MES. The entire show was anchored by Amar who entertained the crowd with his energetic oratory.

The second day of the fest began with a graceful kathak performance by Shweta Venkatesh, a budding artiste. Events like ‘Group dance’, ‘Hair styling’, ‘Cooking without fire’, ‘Classical group dance’, ‘Stress interview’ and ‘Mime’ were conducted. The events went on smoothly with a lot of enthusiasm from students cheering the participants and shaking a leg whenever granted an opportunity.

As the day passed, most were anxiously awaiting the chief guest for the second day. As word spread that he had arrived, everyone was ready with their mobiles and cameras to capture his pictures. The environment was filled with great excitement when ‘Century’ hero Shivarajkumar made an entry into the venue. 

Fondly called Shivanna by his fans, he went directly onto the stage as everyone was waiting to hear him speak. With his short speech, he stole the hearts of everyone present. On the request of the audience, he even danced to the title track of his movie Mylari and sung a song for the crowd.

Later, a spectacular performance by the popular band ‘Beat Gurus’ got a huge applause from the crowd. Drawing influence from African tribal, Arabian and Indian percussion, the nine members did not disappoint the audience.

The ‘Beat Gurus’ played amazing African tribal music and enthralled all with their Indian percussions and gave a befitting finale to the fest.

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