In a competitive atmosphere

In a competitive atmosphere


In a competitive atmosphere

Cresindo 2013’, the fifth edition of the annual inter-collegiate fest of Sindhi College, recently took place on their Hebbal campus.

It saw the participation of over 15 colleges of the City like MES College, Kristu Jayanti College, REVA Institute of Technology and Management, Acharya Institute of Management and Sciences, Seshadripuram College, Presidency College, St Claret Degree College and Government First Grade College among others.

A lively atmosphere greeted the students, with each one running from one room to the other on the decorated campus to attend the various events.

Day one saw group dance, rangoli, photography quiz, ‘mock stock’, IT gaming, tattooing and other fun events, which received a great response. Day two had a wide variety of competitions as well, with events like the fashion show, face painting, solo singing, mehendi, treasure hunt and others to choose from.

“It was a very good experience because the crowd was supportive and the feedback given by the judges really helped. Even the events had interesting formats. It’s always good to participate here,” shares Vikram Sonu of Presidency College, who won the solo-singing competition this year as well as the last.

The ‘best manager’ event was also popular among the management students. After the introduction, there were two rounds of group discussion on the topic ‘Should artistic freedom be limited?’ followed by a stress round.

“In our college, we have a different take on management events. So, our skills on the subject increase by adapting to these new formats. It’s been intimidating but a fun learning experience,” says Bishwamitra Chowdhury of Acharya Institute of Management and Sciences, who participated in ‘mock stock’ and ‘best manager’.
From the organisers’ perspective, the only challenge faced was rescheduling the dates.
“We were originally slated to host the fest on February 21 and 22, which had to be postponed because of the ‘bandh’. We had to convince the sponsors and the students to come back at a later date, which was tough. Other than that and a bit of crowd control, the fest has gone smoothly,” notes Ronack M, an organiser.

Another innovative part of the fest was the TVs put up around campus that displayed and kept updating the list of winners as each event was completed. It kept the
students on their toes and gave the fest a realistic and competitive feel.

Presidency College won the overall championship trophy. “The crowd was awesome and they cheered a lot for us. The time management was good and the fest was well-coordinated. Another plus point was how the results were made transparent to one and all.

Finally, the prizes given were great and worth the competition,” expresses Nouman Khan, president of their student government council.