Spotlight on special skills

Spotlight on special skills

Talent blossomed during Kala Bhageerathi, a cultural fest held at BNM Institute of Technology recently. The students came together and displayed their skills in the fields of dance, music, theatre, fine arts and literary activities.

The stage was set and the performances that were held surely said a lot about the hard work each student had put in to make the fest a success.

On the whole, around 25 events were conducted and more than 1,000 students participated in them. Under the category of fine arts, the college conducted events like on-the-spot painting, collage-making, sketching and rangoli competitions. Theatre events like mono-acting, mimicry and ‘mad ads’ were held as well.

The fest also saw students taking part in debate, ‘pick and speak’, quiz and ‘dumb charades’. The highlight, of course, were the various dance competitions. One got to see a large variety of dances, from classical, contemporary and free style to Bollywood.

Out of the 15 teams that took part in this event, Mayuri and Varna shared the first prize in the contemporary group dance category and ‘Super 6’ bagged the first prize in the Bollywood style.

The music events were also crowd-pullers. Events like classical vocals, light vocals, western singing and group song had the crowd grooving and applauding the participants.  One of the main events of the fest was ‘BNM Idol’. Here, the most talented students competed for the title of the best singer.

“The entire event is a big morale booster for the participants and leads to a lot of bonding. Every year, we select the eight best singers from the college and these singers get a chance to render one song of their choice on our college day in front of a big gathering.

The judges will shortlist the three best singers and the students and the teachers will vote for their favourite.

 The marks of the judges and the votes of the audience will be added to declare the winner as ‘BNM Idol — the singing super star of BNMIT’,” explains professor N Sheshaprasad, the cultural coordinator of the college.

 “The fest was a lot of fun and we got to see so much talent in the college. It’s great that one gets support from the management not only in terms of studies but also for extracurricular activities,” says Madhu Chennaiah, a second-semester student of mechanical engineering and one of the finalists of ‘BNM Idol’.

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