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Campus rocks

What: Panache, a two-day annual fest of XISS

When: February 21 to February 22

Where: On campus

Theme: Large cut-outs of Aladdin and Marjina adorned the premises in sync with the theme, Arabian Nights

Contest time: Around 800 students from institutes like IIM-Ranchi, Usha Martin Academy, BIT-Mesra and National University for Study and Research in Law fought it out in a series of events — face painting, chanakya, marketing marshall, crossroads, photography, ad mad, business baazigar, sur sangam, walk the ramp, battle of managers, vyapaar et al

In memory: The face served as the canvas that spoke a thousand words and spread message against heinous human acts like the Delhi gang rape. The brutal attack on the 23-year-old physiotherapy student was one of the topics of the face painting contest along with others like Halloween, unity of India and happiness. “The entire nation is still mourning the death of the 23-year-old. This was an apt platform to show our concern and spread the message that such brutality will not be tolerated,” said winners Bhairvai Singh and Deepak Kumar, both second-year IT students

Ramp ‘n’ rock: Glam and grace dominated the stage in the evening as students sashayed down the ramp to bag the titles of Mr and Miss Panache. Judges tested the students in three categories — introduction, talent, question and answer. A 12-member band, Maxis, was the other show stealer, keeping the crowd on its toes with a few peppy numbers

Voice box: “We will never forget this evening,” chirped Monisha Kumari, a student

Field day for DAV

What: Annual sports of CBSE-affiliated DAV Public School, Ranchi

When: February 20 Where: Bariatu campus Colourscape: It was a day of motivating speeches as the students took a break from books and hit the field to soak in the pleasant sun. The event kicked off with Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha Speaker C.P. Singh releasing a bunch of multi-coloured balloons to formally set things rolling amid huge cheers from both guardians and their wards, who had gathered in huge numbers

Rhythm divine: Dressed in shades of pretty pink and white, students of Class IV swayed to Itti si hansi.. itti si khushi from the movie Barfi!

Green call: Next in line were an army of little tigers, peacocks and giraffes — all students of LKG, UKG, Class I and II — who trooped to the grounds with a message of conservation on their lips. The young green champions urged the gathering to protect the Palamau Tiger Reserve, 161km from Ranchi, and the animals dwelling in it. Next up were a bunch of students dressed in traditional tribal attire, marching to Nagpuri music and drawing the attention of the audience towards the rich flora and fauna of Jharkhand.

Honey Bunnies: What stole the show was a group of cute tots matching steps with the catchy Pumpkin song, made famous by a cellphone service provider.

Tough competitions: A number of events like bunny race, frog race, flat race, sack race, marble race and relay tested the students on the tracks

Wise words: Chief guest C.P. Singh lauded the school management, saying that the DAV Group was known for imparting best quality education to its students. “Nearly 20,000 students enrolled with the school are in good hands. Many poor students would have been denied basic education if cradles like DAV were not present,” he said Proud winners: Members of Aurobindo House walked out of the ground with their heads high, having bagged the champions trophy while Vivekananda House finished a close second AS