Stepping out of that school uniform, it’s a whole new world for students as they step into their college for the very first day.
Fresher’s Fever 2012 offered the newbies of Jadavpur University arts faculty a glimpse of that “new world”. Organised by the Arts Faculty Students’ Union at the Gandhi Bhawan auditorium recently, the official welcome for the freshers had a super line-up of exciting events.
Off-stage competitions like T-shirt painting and classroom decoration marked the beginning of the day. But the most fun event turned out to be the treasure hunt, where the students divided themselves into teams and romped all over campus, looking for the elusive clues.
As starters for the on-stage dos, students from various departments gave each other a tough fight with a talent show. From Majhi re... sung by a student of the history department, to poetry recitation, the day packed in all this and more.
As can be expected, the dance competition and fashion show were the pop picks of the day. While history students portrayed the power of womanhood in the fashion show, the international relations department set the stage on fire with participants turning out in LBDs and polka-dotted dresses. It was all about innovation for the comparative literature department, with students fashioning costumes from everyday materials, like plastic pipes, silver foil, marble paper and coloured chart paper. The most-talked-about was the girl in the black dress made out of polythene bags (in picture above by Shatadeep Maitra).
The day ended on a musical note. JU’s very own band Peppermint Sunshine had the audience jiving to Working Class Hero, I Saw Her Standing There and Summertime, followed by a rocking performance by Krosswindz.
“The day went by in a daze and I was left wanting for more,” smiled Priyanjana Pramanik, a first-year student of economics who was super-excited with her impromptu decision to join the fashion show.
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