Young power comes out in colours

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Young power comes out in colours

As a part of promoting fresh talent among professional college in the country, the City round of Maruti Suzuki ‘Colours of Youth 2012’ were recently held at Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) and Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore).

Over a 100 eager students from colleges like IFIM, Christ University, Dayanand Sagar Institute, SIBM, Government Dental College, IBS, Pooja Bhagavat Memorial and HKBK took part.

Each one had 60 seconds to impress the judges — Bollywood actress Isha Koppikar and Subir Malik, keyboardist of New Delhi-based rock band, Parikrama.

“Bangalore has always had hidden talent. We should keep in mind that we’re
judging kids, not professionals, whose job is to study. I thought they were very good,” shares Subir, who kept interacting with the participants and advising them on performance aspects.

However, Isha was not of the same opinion. “I had more expectations. The vibe of Bangalore is always lively, and I thought there would be more energy here. But some performers were quite good,” says the actress.

The shortlisted performers from the talent round were made to partake in a quiz, after which the top four were declared the winners of the Bangalore round. The performers showcased their skills as singers, dancers, beatboxers, poets, mimics and even magicians.

“It was an amazing atmosphere and it felt great performing for the crowd. The sound was good and the judges were very sweet,” smiles Sona, a student of Government Dental College, who performed a freestyle hip-hop dance.

From devotional bhajans

to belly dancing to Bollywood songs, the contest was high on entertainment value.
 It was encouraging to see the audience, comprising participants and their friends, cheering on the performers, though the occasional catcalling was uncalled for.

 “This is my first time performing in front of big personalities. I was nervous intitially, but it was a nice experience. They should keep organising these, especially for management students who don’t get to take part in such platforms too often,” notes Ruhi Angela of IBS, who performed a Lacuna Coil song on her guitar.

The winners of the City rounds are Lakshya Chawla (Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai), Danny Mathew (Christ University Institute of Management), Theodore Sunith Manuel (Dayananda College of Dental from Bangalore), L Suraj Prasad (Aurora's Sceintific Tech and Research Academy, Hyderabad) and Jacob and team (Dr B R Ambedkar College).

The winners from the four zonals will later compete in national finals in New Delhi. The winner will drive home a Maruti Suzuki A Star.

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