The battle of the best

The battle of the best

It was two days of fun and healthy competition for all the colleges that participated in the recently held edition of ‘Artemis 2013’, the most-awaited fest of Jyoti Nivas College Pre-University College. The fest was inaugurated by Sandalwood actress Priyanka Upendra and Kannada music director V Manohar, who interacted with the students.

Following the inauguration, the events kicked off in the auditorium, amphitheatre and other venues in the PU block. Some of the events held on the first day were Indian dance, mock rock, movie spoof, quiz and collage besides other literary and cultural events.

But the event that grabbed the most attention was War of the DJs, which was judged by popular DJ Rohit Barker. After wrapping up the event, he worked his magic on the turntable, turning the college amphitheatre into a dance floor.

The excitement continued on day two, which saw events like air crash, mad ads, electric heels, duet dance and the much anticipated rap battle, which was judged by beat-
boxer and MC Abhishek Bhaskar. It was an informal atmosphere on campus, with the many events interspersed with fillers by the college dance and drama teams. Spontaneous performances by students from other
colleges were also seen.

Battle of the bands, the last event of the fest, saw six bands perform and get judged by progressive rock band ‘Slain’. Before the announcement of the results and the declaration of the overall champions, ‘Slain’ performed for an hour, wrapping up the fest with great pomp and show.

The overall championship was bagged by Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain Independent Pre-University College (JC Road) while St Joseph’s Pre-University College was the runner-up.  Preparations for the fest had begun two months before and the organisers say that it was a success in more ways than one. “It was brilliant because we had more than 30 colleges and that crossed last year’s figures. We had some problems with organisation because some colleges didn’t come on time for events and some of the volunteers were a little lost because they weren’t individually briefed due to lack of time. But other than those minor glitches, it went very smoothly,” says Irene Ann Koshy, the student council president.

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