Adding colour to college life

Adding colour to college life

BNM Institute of Technology recently celebrated its month-long cultural fest, Kalabhageerathi, with the aim of enhancing the overall personality of the students. The fest also proved to be a great platform for those who had a desire to showcase their talents.

This intra-collegiate fest received a huge response from the students. The fest lasted for 28 days and every evening, the college conducted a different cultural event to hone the artistic skills of the students. More than 25 events were conducted and as many as 300 participants were given prizes in the various categories.

The programme commenced with a classical odissi recital by a talented dancer, Charumathi, who performed Dashavthara.

It was the perfect beginning to the event, with a blend of laya and abhinaya. The most awaited event of the fest was ‘BNM Idol’, a singing competition which was highly appreciated by the students. It was conducted on the final day of the cultural fest, which was called ‘College Day’.

Every year, the seven best singers of the college are selected and they get a chance to sing a song of their choice in this event. A few alumni of the college, who were also former winners of ‘BNM Idol’, were the judges. They shortlisted the three best singers, after which the students and teachers voted for their favourite contestant.

After the compilation of the judges’ marks and the votes, ‘BNM Idol’ was declared. This year, Varshini, a student of the industrial and system engineering department, was crowned ‘BNM Idol’.

Overwhelmed with emotion, Varshini said, “I didn’t expect my engineering course to be this interesting. We get equal support from the management for extracurricular activities as well as academics.”

‘College Day’ also had a variety of group dances of different styles including contemporary, free style, Bollywood, classical and hip-hop.

Out of the 15 teams that took part in the event, two shared the first prize in the group dance category.

Professor N Shesha Prasad, the cultural co-ordinator of BNMIT, said, “The entire event was a big morale booster for the participants and a bonding factor for the students.”

Kalabhageerathi proved that there is more to a student’s life than continuous studies and career-related tensions.

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