There’s nothing quite so refreshing as tossing away textbooks for a day and indulging in a variety of fun-filled activities — and this is exactly what the students of Goodwill Christian College for Women did recently, during ‘Rhapsody’.
This one-day inter-collegiate cultural fest transformed the college campus, converting it into a carnival-like venue. The theme of this year’s edition of the fest was Yuva Utsava, focussing on the spirit of the youth. And the enthusiasm of the students, who tried their hand at as many activities as they could, did the theme justice.
The day began with a brief inauguration ceremony. Although Syed Ulfath Hussain, the inspector general of police, was initially announced to be the chief guest, he was unable to make it and instead, the ceremony was attended by P R S Chetan, the civil defence warden.
After this, the students were free to go and take part in the various competitions. Students from 25 colleges attended the extravaganza, engaging themselves in the on and off-stage events. These included all the usual competitions which are generally conducted as part of a fest — such as solo dance and group dance, sketching for the artistically-inclined students and of course, the ever-popular ‘mad ads’. The highlight of the fest, without a doubt, was the fashion sequence. Those who attended eagerly awaited the show and quite a crowd gathered to watch the students try their hand at strutting on the ramp. The icing on the cake was the fact was that there were also several food stalls put up on the campus — the students got a chance to indulge their taste-buds in a variety of dishes.
The students who simply attended the fest, without participating in any of the events, also had a great time; they were witness to a show of talent and skill in many different fields.
Many of the students shone as they showcased their various talents and at the end of the day, the team from St John’s College of Nursing was declared to be the overall championship winners.
Eshwari, the president of the college’s student council, was pleased by the outcome of their preparation.
“It was amazing to see the participants from all the other colleges trying their hand actively at the different events. I’m glad that the crowd enjoyed themselves — it was a day full of fun and entertainment,” she says.