The time that all college students wait for has finally arrived. The series of college fests have started. Dhwani 2010, the two-day college fest of St Joseph’s College of Commerce (SJCC) was held on January 18 and 19 and was inaugurated by Sandalwood actress Ramya.
More than 20 colleges — including top city colleges like Jyoti Nivas College, Jain University, Christ University, Bishop Cottons College, Baldwin’s Methodist College, Mount Carmel and also the sister institutions of St Joseph’s — participated in the fest.
There were more than 40 events which included the usual ones like collage, pot painting, poetry writing, quiz, debate (Hindi and Kannada), rangoli drawing, folk song singing and face painting. There were also some different events like The Roadies treasure hunt, mock rock, costume designing, bhel puri and jewellery-making. There was also an English debating event.
The dances and the personality rounds were the highlights of the fest. The first day witnessed the Indian dance rounds, where the colleges showcased their extravagant performances. Mount Carmel College emerged as the winner in this category. The second day saw another dance round, without a theme. Students shook a leg to various Hindi, English, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu tunes and were cheered unstoppably by the crowd. This was one of the most liked events of the fest. It was won by Christ University.
As fillers in between the events, students from SJCC and other colleges came and showed their talents on stage. Some did mimicry while others sang. Some danced as well. The home team showed that they were popular not for only one type of dance but excelled in all.
They performed all forms from the Western street dancing to our very own Southern street dance, tapanguchi. There was a frenzy and the crowd kept whistling and screaming for more. There was one guy from the college who kept coming in between to remind everyone that Kannada was not dead in SJCC.
The personality event drew maximum attention. It had multiple rounds and the final one was held on the main stage.
It was a stress interview where each participant had to come in and face a volley of questions from the three judges who didn't leave a single opportunity to mock and jeer at them.
They asked them questions like ‘Why Josephites were better than Christites?’ and ‘Who is better, man or woman?’ Any answer given was questioned again and the participants had to come out of the situation in a smart way. The crowd cheered a well-spoken answer and booed when they didn't like one. The personality event was won by Gaurav from CMS, Jain University. The maximum number of prizes were won by the girls from Mount Carmel College, who were declared the overall winners. The runner-up was St Joseph’s Evening College.
Deccan Herald was print media partner for the fest.