Non-stop excitement

extravaganza

Non-stop excitement

The sprawling campus of the PES School of Engineering on Hosur Road was transformed into a mela of sorts with more than 15 colleges trooping in to participate in the two-day cultural  extravaganza.

The fest under the banner of  Maaya featured over 25 cultural events and 10 technical events. And students competed for prizes worth over Rs 1.5 lakh.

The technical events featured events such as circuit building, product launch and paper presentation. The literary events comprised dumb charades, quiz and chameleon. The theatre events had air crash, junkyard music, group and solo singing. There were other attractions such as T10 cricket and cooking without flame, collage and poster making and photography. All of this was held on the opening day of the fest.

The cultural events were the crowd-puller. The ground overflowed with students and their friends, all come to witness a cultural maze of song and dance. The quiz on general knowledge was a brain teaser and had about 45 teams participate with great gusto.
In Chameleon, a unique debating competition, students had to speak for and against a particular topic. They had to switch to another topic, whenever the juries rang the buzzer, which was a challenge in itself.

Cooking without flame saw a good turnout. The event saw student flaunt their culinary expertise. Nikitha Raj and Nishchita of PESIT made delicious Bachelor buttons out of biscuits, milk powder, cocoa powder, coconut powder, butter and cherry. “In our product, we emphasise on nutritional values,” they said.
The highlight of the day was the battle of bands during Crossroads, a rock fest. It featured semi-professional rock bands from across the country including Twisted Nail, Eccentric Pendulum, Amethysts, Crucifix Guide and Necrosys. And finally, Eccentric Pendulum and Crucifix Guide were crowned as winners with a cash prize of Rs 10, 000.
The competition was followed by a rock concert featuring the Delhi-based band Bandish which saw the audience sway to their tunes. “It was a treat for true music lovers. The crowd has crossed our expectations despite internals and fests in other colleges,” exclaimed C K Uma, a volunteer.
Second day saw events like JAM, short movie making, mock rock, mask making, face painting, anthakshari, Mad Ads, personality and Indian and Western dance.
The event called Personality was about self-confidence, creativity, quick wit and talent and the winners were crowned with Mr and Ms Maaya. Raunaq Singh and Prajnashree of PESSE emerged as Mr and
Ms Maaya respectively.
 ‘Ramp’age, the fashion show, which was the highlight of second day witnessed non-stop cheering for the students-turned models walking the ramp. Garden City College
students stood first in this.
DHNS                        

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