A season to spend together

College functions

Several colleges in the City celebrated Christmas in their own unique style. While some of them held week-long celebrations, complete with different competitions, others conducted a one-day programme, packed with loads of fun and entertainment. Metrolife gets a peek into some of the Christmas programmes held at the City colleges.

The campus of Christ

College takes on a whole new look during the Christmas season.

For the entire month, the campus is decorated with stars and lights. And in each building is a crib, depicting the significance of the birth of Christ.

The college also conducted a two-day choir festival, ‘Magnificat’, which saw choirs from all over the City come together. On Christmas Day, the college had many activities such as a crib-making competition, dances and carol singing.

Every class decorated their classroom, making it as festive as they could.  
Jyoti Nivas College recently held its Christmas celebrations, Bonn Noelle, with great pomp and show. The name was conceived by Principal Sr Elizabeth C S, as it aptly captures all the joie de vivre that the season entails.

“We not only celebrate the festival of Christmas, but we also spread the message of peace and love to everyone around us. As we spend time with our loved ones, we must not forget to make the lives of the lesser privileged a little brighter too,” she says. The college hosted the Christmas programme for the underprivileged children of
different NGOs, who put up some lovely dances for the students.

The students of JNC also worked hard to prepare for the event. Their efforts paid off as the choir, the Indian dance team and the drama club put up an impressive show on the day of the celebrations. The choir’s melodious renditions of carols and the humorous skit by the young theatre artistes were immensely enjoyed by the audience.
The Christian Students Association of Mount Carmel College hosted a week-long event on their campus. After a church mass, the Western Music Association rendered a few popular carols. This was followed by performances by the Kannada Sanga and the Indian dance teams, who each put up an impressive show. Candida Smitha, the coordinator, says, “Christmas must mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday.” Annie Jenifer, the secretary of the association, believes that the Christmas story must be told throughout the year. “I believe that if we keep telling the Christmas story, singing the Christmas songs and living the Christmas spirit, we can bring joy and happiness and peace to this world,” feels Annie.
At Acharya Institute of Graduate Studies, the students celebrated Christmas
a week before the actual date, so that all the lecturers and students could take part in it.

They put up a variety of Christmas decorations all over the campus and the
students also made a little crib.

The teachers and students put together a skit that recreated the scene of Christ’s birth, which the students found both engrossing as well as informative.

Some of the students and faculty members also sang a few carols, which had the rest of the student body singing along.

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