On a winning mode

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On a winning mode

The students of Kristu Jayanti College continue to shine through. The college has won the overall championship at Bangalore University Youth Festival, for the seventh consecutive year. 

The youth festival had more than 20 colleges participate in full strength and the students of Kristu Jayanti won 22 out of 25 events such as fine arts, music, dance, theatre and literature. The college had secured sixteen first prizes, four second prizes and one third prize. Kristu Jayanti remained unbeatable in western solo and group vocal along with skit, mime, spot painting, one–act play, poster painting, photography, instrument solo percussion and non–percussion.

Western group and solo team are national level winners for the past five years. Calistus Jude, the staff coordinator of Literary and Cultural Activities (LCA), says in an excited  tone, “The winners are expected to represent the college at the national level and carry the momentum forward.” The topics chosen for the skit and mime were relevant and in keeping with the present times. 

The students are thrilled that the long hours of dedicated practice sessions have paid off. They say that although the atmosphere was competitive, they had a smooth finish in almost all the events. Vinita Varghese thinks that the festival is a good platform for the students to display their talents. “The atmosphere is always competitive but it is filled with a sportive spirit that encourages everyone to do their best,” she adds. 

Prathana K, a student of Kristu Jayanti College, whose team won the group skit competition, states that this is her final year and winning the trophy was both exciting and sad because she’s graduating and won’t be there to watch all the fun next year. “The message that we brought forth through the skit this year will be something that will be remembered for a lifetime,” says Prathana.  Jacleena S, another student who won the mime, says, “We feel lucky to be a part of the mime team because this win will allow us to portray the message to a larger audience.” 

The excitement was evident among the winning teams and they were proud that they brought glory to the college for the seventh consecutive year. Gayathri T, who was runners-up for the classical dance, says that she proud to represent her college, “I am glad I got a chance to participate in the Bangalore University fest and am thrilled that we got the trophy for the seventh time,” Gayathri sums up.  

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