Gala events mark the day

Gala events mark the day


The campus of St Joseph’s College of Arts and Science was abuzz with activities as it celebrated the two-day annual inter-collegiate gospel fest, ‘Exodus’.

This year it was extra special as it happened to be the silver-jubilee year of the fest. Started 25 years ago by former principal Dr Fr Ambrose Pinto, it has been celebrated annually by the Christian Students’ Association (CSA) of the college.

This year, the theme for the fest was ‘Barukh’ meaning blessing. There were 25 events which were spread over two days. Over 26 colleges from across the City took part in it.   

All of the 25 events revolved around the central gospel theme. Some of the highlights of
the events were solo and group music events, choreography event, costume presentation, ice breaker and the holy mass. An event that made the students run across the City was ‘Treasure Hunt’. The winners walked away with a gift voucher worth Rs 1,000. Said Kiran Jeevan, CSA co-ordinator, “‘Exodus’ is a grand platform for all students.

Ours is one of the best gospel fests in Bangalore.”

The students really enjoyed themselves at the rock show, which saw them dancing and headbanging. Some of the bands which performed were ‘Life and Beyond’, ‘P413’, and ‘Kairos’. Various colleges and semi-professional bands entertained the large crowd making the event a grand success. Aditi D'souza, a student from St Joseph’s College, said, “I’ve been attending the fest since 2008 and I have to say that this year’s ‘Exodus’ was the best that I’ve ever seen.”

The photography competition also saw a lot of participation. Students had to click pictures around the theme ‘Joy of Exodus’.

St Joseph’s College of Commerce emerged as the winner for the second year in a row. Christ University finished second and Bishop Cottons Women’s Christian College stood third.

As this was the silver jubilee year of the fest, the college introduced a new award called ‘Best College’. And the award went to St Joseph’s College of Commerce and to make this fest a grand memory, the CSA gave away special awards to students, who made notable contribution to the fest.

Nikhil and Adeline walked away as the ‘Best Volunteers’ of the fest.