The fest with a message

The fest with a message

The fest with a message

The Christian Students Association at the St Joseph’s College (Autonomous) hosted the 26th edition of inter-college fest ‘Exodus 2013’.

The two-day fest revolved around the theme ‘Xaris’ meaning ‘grace’. Close to 2,500 students from 30 colleges across the City took part in the various activities of the fest.
Compared to the last few years, this year’s edition was bigger, with LED backdrops, 26 exciting events and prizes.

The chief guest for the opening ceremony were Fr Anil D’Mello (Rector, St Joseph’s Indian High School) and Mira Bhupathi (mother of Mahesh Bhupathi).

Some of the events held were sketching, choreography, debate, ‘walk the Bible’, costume presentation, ‘the next Joshua’, painting, collage, ‘pot pourri’, creative writing, street play and pick-n-sing.

 There were five new events this year in the fest; the star attraction was ‘gospel rock’, vernacular and Western music and ‘times of Exodus’.

The fest had a grand opening ceremony where the students came together to present the title song of the fest which was composed by the music team of CSA.

All the events had good participation and the competition between the colleges was healthy. Fest coordinator Professor Kiran Jeevan, said, “‘Exodus’ is a well planned and an organised fest. We start planning the fest as early as May and every year the students only follow one mantra and that is hard work.” Sujith Kumar, the student president of CSA, said, “It was a dream to make this year’s fest the biggest and the best, and I am proud it turned out to be just that.”

Roy, a participant, described the fest as mind-blowing. “It was nice to see all the students who attended the fest going back home with a great feeling of contentment and joy,” added Roy.

The real treat came towards the end of the fest with the guest performance by rock band Agnee, who got the crowd dancing to their music. The overall winners of the fest were St Joseph’s College of Commerce, Kristu Jayanti College and Christ University.  St Aloysius College, Bangalore, walked away with the ‘Best College Award’ for participating in the maximum number of events.