The campus of Bangalore Medical College came alive recently, during ‘Cobalt Skies 2012’ — this edition of the institute’s annual cultural bonanza.
The organising committee of the fest pitched in their best and after months of preparation and agonising over little details, they finally threw the gates of the college open to students of other institutes, who came in droves to participate in the myriad events.
Although strictly competitive, the events still provided the perfect space for the students to have the time of their lives.
Across the three days of the fest, they let down their hair and had great fun pitting their talents against one another.
The first day of the fest kicked off with a treasure hunt, which was won by the team headed by Aditya Kaja from the host college.
There were also a host of creative competitions across all three days — these included cartooning and spot-painting competitions and a rangoli event.
While Ranjitha from the host college and Amritha from RV College of Engineering won prizes in the cartooning event, the spot-painting prize went to Javagal from Bangalore
Sanjay, a third-year student who helped put together the fest, explains that the experience really tested their organisational skills.
“We started preparing for this around two months back. This included running around, looking for sponsorship as well as introducing a bunch of new events — like the fashion show, which was quite a hit. We also had to find judges for the various events,” he recalls, adding that he learnt quite a bit from the process.
The dancing competitions managed to draw huge participation as well. While the group and solo-dance events were held on the second day of the fest, the real crowd-puller was the street-dance competition, held on the third day.
Students who won the previous competitions, including the treasure hunt, were called up first, and even shook a leg to the viral tune, ‘Gangnam Style’ — to the audience’s delight — after which the competition was officially kicked off.
Rahul, also part of the fest’s core team, explains that while a lot of work went into the preparation of the fest, handling the three days of events was quite a challenge too.
“We’ve been super busy the last few days. We had to organise all the events and execute the plans we had made before — basically, our job was to make sure everything ran smoothly. But it’s an experience I will always remember,” he sums up.