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Together in celebrations

Students of CB Bhandari Jain College celebrated Dasara in their own little way recently. As part of their annual Dasara doll display, they adhered to the theme ‘The Trinity’, representing the three powerful Gods — Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara. Through dolls, the students showed the story of how the Trimurti was formed, their roles as creator, protector and the destroyer, of how Vishnu got the sudarshana chakra and how
Brahma lost his fifth head among others.

Other than this, students and staff members also created four dhams, Haridwar and Hrishikesh using clay and paper pulp dolls in the traditional Gollu form. Some stories from
Ramayana and Krishnavatar were also told using the same material. The display took a month’s time to prepare.

With friends and teachers

Students of Acharya and BM Reddy College of Pharmacy (ABMRCP) were not behind in celebrating the Navratri festival. For the first time, the students organised the celebrations on campus. Dressed in traditional attire, they performed garba and dandiya dances.

What added to the festivities was that the celebrations were not for just students alone. The teaching staff too took part in all the cultural events.

Mahesh, a student, said, “I usually don’t get an opportunity to celebrate the festival with my friends. Students came up with the idea of Navratri celebrations and it was supported by the management.

It was nice to see students of different communities dressed in
traditional wear, take part like it was their festival too.” More than 300 students were part of this day-long celebration.  

In grand style

Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni College for Women celebrated the Navratri in grand style.
Involving the students, the teaching and non-teaching staff, the college’s festivities included a dance programme, which consisted of students doing dandiya and garba style dance in traditional attire.

The college quadrangle looked festive with the elaborate doll display, which included dolls worth Rs two lakh.

The story of Navratri was presented to the students via mono-acting by an artiste, and a fashion show in bridal wear theme was also held. The students brought prasada like puliogre, ‘curd rice’, pongal and khara pongal.

Shruthi, final-year BBM student and the cultural coordinator, said, “It was an amazing experience to celebrate as a family. Most of us students wouldn’t get a chance to celebrate or involve in dances outside, and the college provided a platform for fun and enjoyment.”

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