Spontaneity steals the day

The Jyoti Nivas College campus was bustling with energy as the students celebrated ‘Freshers’ Day’ recently.

The annual event of crowning the ‘Freshy Queen’ and ‘Freshy Princess’ was evidently the one which students were most excited and anxious about.

Fourteen participants, who were hand-picked by their seniors, dressed up according to the theme.

The campus was transformed into a cartoon show as girls, dressed up as characters such as Dexter, Mojo Jojo, Sherlock Holmes and Charlie Chaplin, gave their best shot at impressing the judges. The contestants who made it to the talent round had some interesting performances lined up — from belly dancing to judo! “They all stood apart from each other and none of them seemed nervous. They really left us surprised because we never knew that the first-years were so talented,” said Kavya, a student of the second BTech department.

Out of the 14, two were eliminated and the remaining 12 went on to participate in the props round. The participants were each given a different prop and asked to use it in the most creative manner that they could.

From there, the best six moved to the question-answer round, where they showed off their spontaneity.

This was possibly the most-enjoyed round and finally, after all the cheers and laughter, the winners were announced. Fathima Tamara Syed from CEOEP, Arts and Deepali Bhatt from PENGS, Arts, were crowned ‘Freshy Queen’ and ‘Freshy Princess’ respectively.

“I am very thrilled! I didn’t think I would win because the competition was really strong. All the other participants were beyond awesome,” exclaimed a smiling Tamara.
Being the first event organised by Vanhmingliani, the newly-elected cultural secretary, she proudly stated, “I am glad that our first event was a grand success. It also promoted healthy competition among the participants. I am happy for the winners as they truly deserved it!”

Student union president Rochelle Maryann Stephens added, “Since it was our first as the new union, there was a lot of tension. But we worked together and I’m proud to say that we pulled it off. We were happy with the way it turned out and with the response that we got from the students and teachers.”

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