Recently, the students of Jain University - Centre for Management Studies celebrated two fests as part of the month-long extravaganza that is held at the college every year. Lasya 2013, the first of these, was a national-level cultural fest and provided the students with multiple fronts on which to showcase their talents. The events held as part of it included art, music, dance and literature.
Like every year, this edition of Lasya was based on a theme — ‘Mumtaz: Mysteries of Arabia’. Through the events, the students recreated the aura and atmosphere of the Middle East. Not only did this theme add an element of fun to the fest, but it also gave the participants a peek into a different culture.
The main attraction of the festival was the group dance competition, which was restricted to Bollywood numbers.
It was judged by tinsel town choreographer Caeser, who came all the way from Mumbai to watch the programme and give some tips to the enthusiastic participants. In addition to this, there was a fashion show called Mysha, which was also a huge crowd-puller.
Sticking to the Arabian theme, the fashion show comprised ten teams, each with ten to 15 models, who brought alive the charms of the Middle East.
There was also a street play competition, creative-writing events and music competitions. Christ University emerged as the overall winners of Lasya 2013.
Neeraj, one of the student organisers of the fest, was visibly thrilled about this year’s edition of the extravaganza. “This is the third year in a row that I’ve been part of the organising team. Every year, the fest just seems to get bigger and better — we had 25 colleges participating this time and our budget was increased,” he says.
He feels that one of the major differences which set this year’s fest apart was in terms of participation. “The number of people who turned up for the fest was phenomenal — especially for newly-introduced events like the fashion show. Besides, there was a marked difference in the quality of participation, especially if you saw how prepared the participants were,” he adds.
Along with this, the students also celebrated Melange, which was a media festival. Through a series of workshops and a whopping 25 events, the students explored the present state of the media.
The theme of the fest was ‘Convergenza’, which represented the converging of different forms of media into one super medium. Participants from across the City attended the workshops, which were held by esteemed people from the industry — including film actress Padmavati Rao.
They also took part in events like photography competitions, media quizzes and social media campaigns. In Melange, St Joseph’s College of Arts and Science walked away with the overall trophy.