Beauties with brain

Beauties with brain

Intense session

Beauties with brain

 The winners along with Principal Joyce Sundar. DH photo by Dinesh S KThe two-hour long event, held at the lawns of the college, saw great enthusiasm from the students. The ten participants from first year degree had the support of all their teachers and college mates, who cheered for them constantly throughout the competition.

Different colour codes were set up for the day for both teachers and students, with all of them obeying these rules to the fullest. While the participants and the first year students had to wear orange, the second and third year students had to dress up in green. The teachers were dressed in navy blue and the union members looked smart in their crisp white attire. Needless to say, there was a patriotic feel in the air, which was perfect for the theme of Freshers’ Day — Emancipation of Women.

The judges for the competition were lecturers from the college itself — Esther Prasanna, Jai Laxmi, Lalitha Suresh and Sumita Kumar. After a prayer session, the competition started with an introduction round.

The participants spoke about themselves, their passions and interestingly, their role models in life. These idols ranged from actress Shabana Azmi to film-maker Deepa Mehta and politician Aung San Suu Kyi.

Following this round, two South African students — Lee Ann and Anele Zondo, had the audiences grooving as they danced to Shakira’s Waka Waka. After the dance, the style sense of the participants was tested as they were given a stole and asked to use it in an innovative manner. So while some participants wore these stoles around the neck in the usual style, one girl thought out-of-the-box and wrapped the shawl beautifully around her head. After this fashionable round was the question and answer round. The girls were asked questions like ‘If women ruled the world, will it be a better place to live in?’ and so on.

The girls came up with satisfactory answers for most of the questions. Following this intense round, a few girls dressed in white shirts and denim skirts lightened the mood as they danced to Apni To Jaise Taise from Housefull and Tamil song Naka Muka. Said Dr Joyce Sundar, Principal, BCWCC, “It’s not just an ordinary pageant focusing on the beauty of the participants. It’s a competition that revolves around the emancipation of women.  So it makes the students think.” Later, the Principal handed over the crowns and sashes to — Ayesha, who was declared as the ‘Freshie Queen’ and Farheen and Sonal, who stood first and second respectively.

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