The Jyoti Nivas College campus was abuzz with students during ‘Aloha! Scintillation’, the two day-long annual fest of the degree college. A host of interesting activities were lined up for the two days, as students from various colleges across the City participated at the event.
Ice breaker, Indian music, Indian folk dance, Western acoustic, Western dance, Indian theme dance, beat boxing were some of the events held on stage on the first day. While the events held offstage were debate, cartooning, jam, quiz, face painting and pictionary to name a few.
But the highlights of day one of the fest were the last two events — the Indian classical solo dance and ‘Aloha Artwalk’, the fashion event. The participants of the former included students from NMKRV College, Christ College, Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology, Baldwin’s College, St Joseph’s College of Arts and Science and Jyoti Nivas College. Priti from Christ College, Shruti from NMKRV College and Swapna from St Joseph’s
College of Arts and Science, walked away with the first, second and third prizes respectively.
The theme of the ‘Aloha Artwalk’ was native culture. Three colleges took part — Baldwin Boy’s Methodist College, Indian Academy and St Joseph’s Evening College, with Baldwin Boy’s Methodist College emerging as winners. “Last year’s fest was even better than this,” exclaimed Anjali, a student of second PUC. “One of my favourite events is the Western dance. Plus, the DJ this year is a killer DJ,” she added.
One of the surprise packages of the fest on day one was the good looking Kannada actor Chetan, who came on stage and played saxophone for thousands of excited girls, who considered him as the “eye candy of the fest”. The director of Chetan starrer Suryakaanti, Chaitanya, also was present.
Chetan was delighted at the opportunity to perform at the festival.
“As a kid, I used to hear a lot about Jyoti Nivas College, but I used to be intimidated by it. However, looking at you all, I feel I missed out on college days,” said the star. He played a number of popular songs, including Green Day’s Boulevard Of Broken Dreams and his own hit number Madhura Pisumathige from Birugaali. This was followed by an interaction between him, Chaitanya and the students.
Day two of the festival had many interesting activities as well. Mono acting, mad ads, Indian non theme dance, Western electric and street dance were the events held on stage while what’s the good word, painting, dumb charades and collage were held off stage.
The highlight of the second day was the street dance, which was held in the open space of the basketball court. Four teams took part, of which Jyoti Nivas College was declared as the winner.
Second place went to Mount Carmel College and the third place was shared by MES College and St Joseph’s College of Arts and Science. The Western electric music competition saw a great attendance, with Christ College’s band ‘Fat Children’ winning the competition.
The prizes were given away with Christ College being declared as the overall winners of the entire event.