The lighter side at the forefront

Synapse 2012

The lighter side at the forefront

Even hardworking students need a little time to unwind and have fun — which is exactly the purpose that ‘Synapse 2012’, the annual cultural fest of Dr B R Ambedkar Medical College, ended up serving.

The fest, which was spread over three days, witnessed the college campus morph into a burst of colour and activity. The vicinity sported rather a festive feel. A multitude of events were organised for the students of the City and they came to participate in large numbers.

The first day got off to a roaring start with a bunch of competitions like Kannada JAM, a medical quiz and solo and duet dancing competitions. Several students tried their hand at shaking a leg on stage to some fun and upbeat tunes. There was also a rock show — enthusiastically called ‘Red Hot Metal’ — which was headlined by popular group ‘Live Banned’. The students responded incredibly to the music, headbanging and cheering in equal measure.

The main highlight of the second day of the fest was a street-dance competition, inspired by the popular ‘Step Up’ movie franchise. Given the 500-strong crowd which gathered to watch the event, it was a pretty popular part of the fest.

The participants did their best to execute the complex steps and wild energy that characterises street dance — and several managed to pull it off as well. The second day of the fest came to a glittery end with ‘Iridescence’, the fashion show, in which the college students dressed in their best and strutted across the ramp to show off just how hot their campus couture is.

The final day of the festival was probably the most awaited — it included Ghoomar, the group dance event, which witnessed an audience like never before. Around 20 colleges registered in this event and there were some very memorable performances on stage.
 Towards the end of the day, as the three-day extravaganza came to an end, the college even organised a firework show to mark its conclusion.

The students of Sir M Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology emerged as the overall winners of the fest.

Chirag, the student cultural-coordinator of the host college, describes the experience as an unforgettable one.

“Perhaps the best parts of the fest were the larger-than-expected crowds and frantic competition for the limited prizes. We saw teams from institutes like KVG Medical College, Pragati Engineering College and even a dance team all the way from Shastra University, Thanjavur, come for it,” he says.

The proceeds of this fest will be utilised in organising a free breast-cancer screening camp on October 25 and in setting up a fund for poor ICU patients.

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