All things pastoral

Going green

All things pastoral

As Bengalureans celebrated the first festival of the year, Lisaa School of Design and Creo Valley School of Film and Television had also jointly organised a series of traditional programmes with a modern touch.

 The campus was abuzz with students dressed in ethnic wear and transforming the campus into a rural setting. The festival celebrations reached a crescendo as the students came together. They decorated the premises with pot-making and ‘’rangoli’ competitions. Since this harvest festival is all about revisiting tradition, they chose all things pastoral.

Dressed in traditional attire, the students enthralled the visitors by presenting a colourful cultural programme. The college management said the celebrations were part of the their endeavour to develop students into all-rounded personalities. These festivals served as an effective tool to help students remain rooted to their rich traditions.

With ‘Makara Sankranthi’ celebrations in full swing, kite-flying competitions was also organised. “Flying kites was an attempt to reconnect with our roots. With most of us staying away from home in hostels, ‘Sankranthi’ provided us the best platform to celebrate festivals away from home," said a student. Interestingly, the students said they never used manza thread for flying kites as they wanted others to follow suit. “Manza thread can kill birds and every year, hundreds of winged creatures die because of this thread. So, we are going for eco-friendly kite flying,” said another student.

Another student said, “When I was driving in Bengaluru on two-wheeler, I was struck by Manza thread and the situation became such that I was about to fall from my bike. Luckily, I could escape and then decided of taking up this campaign of stopping manza thread.” The event concluded with a ramp walk where the students dressed in traditional art displayed their dresses. Attractive prizes were awarded to winners.

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