A bout of chemical mania

A bout of chemical mania

Aspiration, the annual festival of PES College of Pharmacy, proved to be a platform for the students to exhibit their talents

A bout of chemical mania

vibrant Participants of the face painting competition. dh photos by srikanta sharma

The two-day event started off with a solo dance competition. This was followed by the traditional group dance, which had some teams performing on innovative themes like Shiva Tandav. The Acharya B M Reddy College of Pharmacy walked away with the top prize in this category.

A new concept that was introduced during the festival was the Pharmark, where the students had to come up with a new pharmaceutical product and market it to the people. Flower designing, face painting, quiz and dumb charades were the other events of the day.

The fashion show in the evening was the main eye-catcher. It saw students from three colleges showcasing their creativity. Students from JSS College, Mysore displayed the traditions of Spain in the ethnic round, while Malliye College of Pharmacy went back to ancient times for inspiration.

But it was the team from PES College of Pharmacy which stole the show with an exciting collection that included American biker look, Latin, Arabic and Greek designs, which also won them the trophy. “I feel that the festival gives the students a ground to learn more than just their course material,” said Krushangi, a fourth-year student.

The debate was another hot event that had students fighting on the topic whether foreign universities in India will enhance the quality of education and contribute to the economic growth of the country. While a lot of student teams were for the idea, it was M S Ramaiah College of Pharmacy who spoke against the motion and walked away with the first prize.

The street play was hugely attended by students and saw performances on a variety of social topics like dowry, plight of modern women in the society and faults in the education system.

“Our play was about the need to vaccinate small children at the right age and had people acting as diseases that can affect them,” said Pavan, a fourth-year student. The Western group dance was one event that saw everyone coming together. While every team had their own style, one thing that remained common was the songs from the movie 3 Idiots and Wanted. The team from the PES College gave a great performance which was a mix of stunts and hip-hop. This won them the first prize. The evening saw the band Synco performing for the student crowd, which also brought the eventful festival to an end.