Ample opportunity to shine

'Pratibha'

Ample opportunity to shine

Time and again, college-level fests have proved to be a platform for budding talent. And every year, freshers wait for this opportunities to get noticed and show what they have to offer.

St Joseph’s College (Autonomous) recently held its intra-collegiate fest Pratibha 2013, where the students made complete use of the platform provided to them. Moreover, the fest was not just a day-long affair. Held across the week, Pratibha 2013 had events ranging from literary, theatre, music, art, drama to other cultural activities.

Every little detail of the week of entertainment was organised by the student council and event heads. It captivated the entire college right from the first-year undergraduates to the final-year postgraduates. Adeline, the cultural secretary, says, “As cultural secretary, it was a big responsibility on my shoulders. With the help and cooperation of the event heads and volunteers, the fest was a grand success. It was a good way to start the year.”

Preparations and practice started weeks before the fest, especially since this was the fest that every student looked forward to.

The college mock-rock team amused the audience with their comical acting skills. Other events like ‘Junk Art’, where students had to create something out of waste; photography competition and even searching for the ‘Mr and Miss Pratibha 2013’ kept the students occupied.

With over 12 on-stage events, the fest had a fitting finale with the college fashion teams taking part in an ‘ethnic walk’. They flaunted their attire with grace and poise. Madhuran, a student, says, “Pratibha was well received by all Josephites. I was happy to see a lot of participants. During the grand finale, it seemed like an inter-collegiate fest.”

While Ryan Peter, another student, adds, “I was overjoyed to see students actively participate in various events. I feel it was organised very well.”

The second-year BVC bagged the overall winner’s title and third-year BCA were the runners up. Tushara Panicker and Dickson Eugene of second-year BVC were declared ‘Miss Pratibha 2013’ and ‘Mr Pratibha 2013’ respectively.

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