Spotlight on quirky themes

Spotlight on quirky themes

The New Horizon inter-collegiate cultural fest, ‘Sargam ’14, Rise Above All’ was held in a grand manner over the weekend and saw the participation of about 129 colleges.

The students had a chance to showcase their talent in a number of events like Halla Bol— a musical dance drama’, group dance, battle of the bands, solo singing, mime, mock rock, ‘switchfoot’, photography, painting and movie-making. The show started with the inauguration and welcome address. The chief guest was Sharath Gayakwad, international swimmer.

The chairman of New Horizon Institutions, Mohan Manghnani, presided over the show. The fest also saw a book release, authored by one of the students of New Horizon College, Arun Gowda, and currently doing his BBM final year.

The cultural extravaganza brought in students from PUC and degree colleges in the City under a roof. The theme of the fest was ‘Superheros’ and it was no surprise to see students dressed in the attires of Batman and Superman masquerading in the campus. The theme was chosen to showcase the extraordinary capabilities of ordinary people. ‘The theme is quirky and appeals to everybody and hence we decided on this,’’ says Arun, one of the cultural coordinators for the event.

Students thoroughly enjoyed themselves with fun events like ‘Jukebox’, where the crowd danced to peppy Bollywood numbers played by the DJs. They also relished the food at the stalls. ‘Battle of the Bands’ saw a massive crowd and colleges came in with their own compositions to showcase their love for music.

The event culminated with Christ PU College’s performance. After this, a patriotic song was played that remembered heroes of the past. Vikas, a coordinator, said that the preparations started about a month in advance.

“One of the main challenges was bringing in different colleges to participate. We also missed a lot of classes as we spent time working for the fest but the team effort made it all happen.” ‘Switchfoot’ was another ‘must-see’ event where two students danced extempore to the music that was played and the event was a platform to witness a variety of musical genres. The biggest highlight of the event was the fashion show, where about 21 teams participated and New Horizon Management College bagged the first place.

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