United Mission Degree College recently hosted ‘Celesta-Ascent 2013’, its inter-collegiate combined cultural and management fest.
The day-long fest saw the participation of 27 colleges from different parts of the City, including Goodwill Christian College for Women, Bishop Cotton Women’s Christian College, St John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, Al-Ameen Institute Of Management Studies, Indian Academy, Cathedral Composite PU College, T John College and Vijaya College among others.
After the inauguration by former member of Parliament, H T Sangliana, who was the chief guest for the day, the events began. There was a multitude of them to choose from — sketching,
creative writing, beatboxing, fashion show, dance – both folk and Western — DJ battle, face painting, dumb charades, rap battle, painting, quiz and many more.
The participants were kept occupied all day as they went from one room to the other, to make it in time for their next event. The cultural events also saw a few local stars making an appearance — Kannada actor Karthik and Sye Mentor, a choreographer, which got the students even more eager to show off their skills. Charan Raj, one of the organisers, shares his perspective of putting together the fest, saying, “The toughest challenge we faced was getting sponsors. Convincing colleges to participate in our fest at a time when so many other inter-college fests were going on simultaneously was also hard. But our principal was supportive — he gave us a lot of contacts and ideas. Despite all the challenges, the fest was a big success with 27 colleges taking part.”
The overall winners of the fest were the students of St John’s Medical College, who were overwhelmed by the victory and held up the trophy with pride. “It feels awesome to have emerged winners! We actively took part in various events, which made the chances of winning higher — I myself participated in painting, collage, group song and face painting! It was a well
organised fest,” says Stephy Paul, a representative of the winning team.