Young medicos take part in a rangoli competition at the fest in Ranchi on Wednesday. Picture by Hardeep Singh
Scalpels and stethoscopes took a break for the fourth-day at Ranchi’s Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences on Wednesday as budding doctors gave vent to their creative side during Synergy-2013, the ongoing 22-day annual sports and cultural event of the institute.
The event, which is being organised at the physiology department of the premier medical institute, saw the trainee medicos taking part in a rangoli competition, indulging in a round of calligraphy and topping the day off with an interesting session of mono-acting.
The day kicked off with the rangoli competition, wherein 22 medicos of the institute, fired their grey cells to create landscapes, rustic scenes and images of goddess’ with the help of flowers, small plants, stars, chalk powder and stones.
The best designs, judged on the basis of neatness, beauty and traditional touch, walked home with gold, silver and bronze medals.
While a group of four students from the 2009 batch, Parul and group, walked home with the first prize of the event for their rangoli pattern depicting the rural Jharkhand lifestyle, 2012 batch students Lily and group walked home with the second prize for designing a peacock.
“We used flowers, plants and stones to give the theme a traditional touch. We thought it would be the best way to depict tribals and how they earn their livelihood by traditional means,” Parul later told The Telegraph.
The bronze medal for the event was jointly bagged by Angel and group and Rasika and group. The rangoli competition was followed by a calligraphy or decorative handwriting contest, wherein around 25 students got creative using different fonts on a sheet of paper to complete the sentence “I am bemoaning and complaining about some hardship you have to endure don’t…”
Shashi Yashi bagged the first prize at the event ahead of Kapil who finished second and Abhisheka nd Rajiv who finished tied for the third spot.
“The winners were judged based on the style of fonts they used and the neatness they maintained,” said Shikha Anand, a member of the organising committee.
The students wrapped up the day with a mono-acting event, wherein they got rid of their long white coats and slipped into the roles of various characters like that of a beggar, or a movie star or even teachers. Each act, besides being wildly cheered by the audience, had an underlying social message in it.
“This event provided us with an opportunity to get on the stage and give a vent to our acting skills,” said Monalisa, one of the many students who took part in the event.