Culture, rock and colours of life

Culture, rock and colours of life

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The students of Jagannath International Management School (JIMS), Kalkaji gathered to celebrate their annual cultural festival ‘Kshitij 2012’. Spread over March 23-24, the celebration was filled with zest. The inaugural ceremony began with Saraswati vandana after which the students got involved in Inter-College competitions which included a Fashion show, a play, dance events, AD-Mad, face painting, rangoli, collage-making, flower decoration and Antakshri to name some.

The ‘Solo singing’ competition saw participation of 12 students from colleges like TIPS, MBICEM, Ramanujan College, Priyadarshini College, Jamia Hamdard and Amity Business School. The contestants chose Bollywood songs and tried their luck at winning the first prize which finally went to Tanvi from MBICEM. This was followed by Antakshri which was equally enjoyed by the participants and audiences who joined in the fun. The twist lay in the innovation in four rounds that led to the winner. The contestants had to choose a chit which was a hint to the genre of songs that they were expected to sing.

Apart from solo gigs, the first day also saw competitive events like face painting, collage, rangoli and flower decoration. There were around 10 participants in face painting which was won by Aanchal and Nitika from JIMS, while Avni and Surbhi from BVICAM came second. The collage competition built around the theme ‘Changing Lifestyle and Attitude’ saw innovative entries.

Rangoli too saw students exhibit their creative skills in bright designs based on ‘Colours of life’. The winners here were Yagya and Nitin from PGDAV College while Vinay Sharma from Sri Venkateshwara College came second. Band Baaja Baraat was actually the name of the flower arrangement competition.

The arrangements had to be put together within 45 minutes and Ankit Shubh and Shilpa Rayka from Manav Rachna University used the unusual combination of purple and white. While white came from lilies and carnations, purple crepe paper was used to highlight the arrangement. “Purple represents prosperity and so we chose this colour because marriage is an auspicious beginning towards a prosperous future,” shared Ankit. What a thought!

Ad-Mad, Solo and Duet dance competitions kept everyone enthralled through the day. Ad Mad provided the students with a platform to showcase creativity by designing ads and radio jingles. A lot of interesting thoughts flowed as students tried to recreate the magic of ZooZoos and Fido Dido.

The venue shifted to Kathuria Public School in Vasant Kunj where bigger events were lined up. The young scattered crowd came to a halt as music started playing on the stage to mark onset of the Group Dance. Teams dressed in striking costumes twirled, twisted, jumped and matched step for step to Bollywood numbers like Chikni Chameli and Nakmuka. But the audience was overjoyed when JIMS, Vasant Kunj team dressed in red and black, created a truck with props and danced to Amplifier. Needless to say, they walked with the first prize.

The Fashion Show that followed this dance madness was another crowd-puller with students walking the ramp in themes such as ‘Beaches of Miami’! The two day gala ended with Parikrama’s performance. Known for Am I Dreaming and Tears of the Wizard, the live concert was the highlight of the fest.

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