A melange of song and dance

The students of HKBK College of Engineering celebrated Karnataka Rajyotsava recently

A melange of song and dance

It might have been raining last week during the Karnataka Rajyotsava but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the students of HKBK College of Engineering, who celebrated the occasion on the campus.

They gathered in college at an early hour, joined by all the faculty members and the administrator of the institution. An entire day of programmes had been planned around the Rajyotsava, which began, of course, with the traditional flag-hoisting ceremony.

As the Karnataka flag was raised, the students sung Nada Geethe — the State song.
“It was really early but despite the rain, all of us — including the staff of the college — turned up for the event,” says Nitin, a seventh-semester student of the college. After the flag-hoisting ceremony, the students and teachers re-grouped in the college
function hall, where an exciting line-up of cultural performances had been
organised.

The students took charge of the situation, ensuring they put up a display worth remembering. The occasion began with a power-point presentation, which had been created by Vinayak, also a seventh-semester student.  It included many facets of the State — including temples and historical places of interest, as well as people from Karnataka who have succeeded in the technical, music and film fraternities.

This was followed by plenty of singing and dancing, all of which revolved around the State in some way or the other. Some students — like Guru, from the seventh semester — opted to sing Kannada film songs, while others put up diverse dances.  A group of seventh-semester EEC girls also sang, while Meena, a fifth-semester student, opted to present a bharatanatyam piece. There was also a fashion show, in which the students showcased traditional attire from different parts of the State, including Bijapur and Kodagu. “

The fashion show and other cultural programmes were wonderful. It was fun
celebrating Karnataka Rajyotsava in college. Although we held celebrations when we were in primary school, this wasn’t continued while we were studying in pre-university. Last year too, we only had a simple flag-hoisting ceremony. But this time, the students specially asked to have a large celebration. The head of our physics department, Chandrashekar sir, really supported us along with some other HODs — and the event was a great success,” sums up Nitin.

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