Jyoti Nivas PU College recently played host to ‘Artemis 2012’, one of the City’s most popular cultural inter-collegiate PU fests. Owing to the scale of the fest, it was like a war ground and meet-up place for all colleges, to show the others what they’re best at.
The first day saw Kannada actress Ragini Dwivedi and art director Arun Sagar kickstart the fest and oversee competitions like ‘War of the DJs’, which was one of the highlights of that day.
“This is a good platform for aspiring DJs to come up and show the crowd what they’ve got. To see DJ Ivan play after us and getting everyone in dance mode with his music was really awesome!” says DJ CryptoKNYT, who won the competition.
There was a buzz in town among the student community about the two-day cultural extravaganza, which saw many of the City’s PU colleges participate with great eagerness.
There was a variety of events one could represent their college in – ‘Mock Rock’, ‘Western Dance’, ‘Indian Dance’, ‘Western Acoustic’, ‘Duet Dance’, Mehendi and ‘Mad Ads’, among others.
The teams which participated were seen enjoying the fest, regardless of whether or not they won the events. “Our cultural team’s Midas touch was felt in events like the quiz, ‘Battle of the Bands’, ‘JAM’, ‘Treasure Hunt’ and the debate, where we bagged first place. It’s a very well-organised fest and there’s always some fun event happening in some corner of the college. That’s how a fest should be!” says Akshay, a student of St Joseph’s PU College.
Day two saw most of the stage events related to music, dance and drama. But the event that everyone was looking forward to the most was ‘Battle of the Bands’, which was won by a band called ‘The Velvet Trap’. This was followed by a mind-blowing performance by the City’s own progressive metal band,
“Everything has gone as per plan and it’s been a great two-day fest,” says Syed
Rabia, one of the fest organisers. “Our hard work seems to have really paid
off since we’re getting a lot of positive feedback from those who took part,” she adds.Christ Junior College took home the overall trophy while Mount Carmel College was the runners up.