Beginning on a safe note

Grand affair

Beginning on a  safe note

The Garden City College is one of the very few colleges in the City that threw a New Year’s Eve bash for its students on campus.

   This was done to ensure that the students party safe and was also that rare occasion when the faculty and students got to party together.

The campus was decked and transformed into a party zone of sorts. There were songs and dances — all planned and executed by the students.

   There was also a specially designed menu to make sure the students didn’t miss out on some good food as well. The menu was enticing with green salad, manchow soup, gobi masala, dal makhani, Singapore fried rice, masala kulcha, mushroom manchurian just to mention a few. Among the many attractions, for the evening, were a photo booth with props, non-stop party games, a  year round-up video which gave one a glimpse of the major events and happenings of 2013 and every student walked away with a New Year gift. 

Partying hard with the students was Dr VG Joseph, chairman of the Garden City Group of Institutions who in his speech wished the students a brilliant year ahead and asked them to shed the past and move on.

The students who were a part of the party were hostelites who were strictly not allowed to leave campus. The college management had arranged for a bash, complete with a DJ and music on the college premises. The students had no regrets that they didn’t get to leave the campus. Abu Saif, a final-year BBM student, confessed that he will miss the party next year. “It was truly special because our chairman joined in the celebrations.

 He chose to spend his New Year with us,” says Abu. He adds, “After a quick round of registration and dinner at 9 pm, we were in for a treat of sorts. There was a contest for best-dressed male and female, in addition to a fashion show, plenty of music and cake cutting at the stroke of midnight.” Abu felt this was the safest and best way to party on New Year. 

Sharing the faculty perspective, Manjunath M of the department of journalism, said, “We never let our students out on New Year’s Eve because of the many accidents and untoward incidents that happen in the City. The on-campus party offers students with a wholesome party experience. This is a meaningful way of celebrating a new beginning.”

“New Year is a time when everyone wants to be close to their friends and family and we make it special for our hostel students by hosting the New Year celebrations on campus,” said Ishrat Nawab, assistant PRO, Garden City College.

 Thomson Thomas, another faculty, shared, “There are about 2,000 hostelites and we throw a party every year on New Year’s Eve, just to make sure that the students don’t stray into the heart of the City and get into unnecessary problems. We start the New Year by making sure our students are safe.”

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