The splendour of the cultural fest

'MAGNIFIESTA'

Magnifiesta’14’, the State-level inter-collegiate cultural fest of St Joseph’s Evening College, was held recently.

A total of 35 events were held for students both on and off stage. On the first day, there were events like group discussion, just a minute, rangoli, collage and flower arrangement. The group discussion was held in association with ‘Dark Is Beautiful’ campaign (the face of which is actress Nandita Das) and the topic given to the students was, ‘Are Indians obsessed with fair skin). Mock Parliament was another event in which the colleges were divided into the ruling and opposition parties with a speaker and the topic for discussion was Section 377.

Param, who is pursuing BBA at Christ University, took part in the street play and staged a play based on Internet security called ‘Stop, Think and Connect’. “It was good to see a mix of cultural and literary events and not just one of the these categories. The organisers did a great job. It was a good experience,” he said.

The second day had bigger events that drew a lot of crowd. There was the ethnic parade in which all the students dressed up in colourful ethnic clothes. The programme ended with the group dance and DJ night.

Nandini, a student of final-year BCom, Mount Carmel College, took part in the group dance and was impressed with the way the entire event was organised. “Our dance was an Indian contemporary one,” she said. “The fest was great and organised very well. The hosts were really cooperative and helped us out whenever we faced any problem,” she added.

Around 18 colleges like Christ University, Jain College (VV Puram and Jayanagar), Jain Evening College, Christ Evening College, Sindhi College and National College took part in the fest. The overall winners of the event were the students of St Joseph’s College of Commerce.  

Said Christopher, the cultural secretary of the college, “Ours is the first autonomous evening college in the whole country. Usually, evening colleges don’t organise an inter-collegiate fest. So it was a first-time venture and we are so pleased that it turned out to be such a great success.”

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