An incredible flow of energy

An incredible flow of energy

An incredible flow of energy

The students of Indian Academy celebrated their annual fest ‘Spectrum’ recently. The faculty of the college say the students wait  the whole year for it. Classes are suspended for almost a week and the students gather in groups and begin rehearsing for the big day.

The on and off-stage events were held last week. The off-stage events included pencil sketching, pot painting, vegetable carving, cooking without fire, face painting and bridal make-up. The students came up with various themes such as nature, funky styles and other such topics. The two-day fest kickstarted with on-stage events. The off-stage events were held on day two.

The final-year students wasted no time in making the best of the events during the fest. They say that this is the only time they get to make a lot of noise on campus. Arif, a final-year student, says that he will certainly miss the campus and the events held here.
“We wait for our annual fest every year and all the students start practising for the various activities. Sometimes, the students themselves get to organise it, which teaches them how to conduct events and manage the finances,” explains Arif.

Salman, another student, says he always looks forward to the fashion show during the fest. “The fashion show brings out the creativity in all the students. We make our own clothes. The encouragement and appreciation we get showcasing our own creation gives us a different sort of high,” he says.

The winners in the ‘group singing’ category was Pavithra and group while in the ‘duet singing’ category, the winners were Pravitha and Jigmi. The winner of solo dance (Indian) was Anand and in the solo singing (non-Indian) category, it was Hebsy. The ‘group dance’ toppers were Wayanee and group and the first place for ‘mime’ went to Mazeer and group.

T Somashekar, chairman of the Indian Academy, always goes an extra mile to encourage students to participate in as many extracurricular activities and inter-college competitions as possible. This, believes Somashekar, will mould the students into better human beings. “Participating in extracurricular activities promotes networking capabilities among the students. Such events encourage students to be creative and sharpens their problem-solving skills. This, in the long run, makes students more employable,” he observes.

Principal of the college, Dr Snehalata Nadiger, reasons that this is one event, which the students and faculty eagerly wait for. She feels events like this bring out the best in students. “We encourage the students to participate and they begin their practice sessions, almost a week prior to the fest. We see maximum participation from the senior students who would be passing out. Freshers too come forward to showcase their talents. It’s also an opportunity for the freshers to get to know their seniors,” reasons Snehalata.