A day of barnstorming performances

A day of barnstorming performances

For students of Jain College (JC Road), the cultural fest Shrushti 2013 was nothing less than a filmi affair.

With a slew of events taking place during the two-day event, students started celebrating even before the fest began! The inter-collegiate cultural fest was organised by Taru-Samskruti, the cultural forum of the college at Town Hall recently. The event was a blend of religious mores, theatrical arts, contemporary and western dance, and miming.

Mehul, a committee member of the forum, said, “The cultural fest opened windows to all art forms. There was a contrasting combination of Indian classical music and high-
voltage western music. The aim was to offer a variety in the events.”

The college played host to 16 colleges from across the City. Mehul said, “In this annual event, there were both on-stage and off-stage events. Twenty four off-stage events like pencil sketching, T-shirt painting, paper art, photography and other events were held on the campus on the first day. All the on-stage events took place on the second day at the Town Hall.”

The fest was a blessing for many aspiring singers.

‘Voice of Bengaluru’, a solo singing competition, was more like a launch pad for budding singers who dream of showcasing their talent in front of a huge crowd.

The event was judged by singers Badri Prasad and Ajaneesh Loknath along with music directors Manojava and Ajay. While the crowd was left asking for more, all the judges
expressed their surprise that the contestants were as good as professionals.

Mehul added, “The DJing competition was a hands-down winner. Students were so kicked with all the performances that they started to dance wherever they were seated.

This was one event which none of the audience member or participant will forget. It was highly energetic and all the performances were mind-blowing.”

The other on-stage events included step-up, group and solo dance competitions,
battle of the bands and flute recital among others.

The highlight of Shrushti was miming. A silence descended over the stage as participants weaved the message of Vasudhaiva Kutumbam. Message of love, peace and compassion transcended through the mute gestures and actions of the performers.

The students opined, “The audience and participants had a wonderful time taking part and enjoying some great performances. The responses we received showed that the event was successful.”

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