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Xavier’s to host fest from Jan. 24

- Over 40 events lined up for 5000 students at eight-day extravaganza

January is the season of college festivals.

Taking the lead in this, St Xavier’s College, Ranchi, has already booked its date with fun, fine arts and culture.

The autonomous cradle will organise its annual Xavier Utsav from January 24. As many as 5,000 Xaverians across batches are gearing up to showcase their talent and participate in a wide range of events that will conclude on January 31.

With just three weeks left for the eight-day gala, the campus is already abuzz with activities.

The college administration has formed 10 different committees to streamline the organising part.

The fest, which is exclusively meant for college students, will see 40-plus events at the college auditorium, which is named after late Father C De Brouwer.

“This year, our show stealers will be Voice of Xavier, rock show and spirit dance competition where budding talents will get a platform to present what they are good at” said in-charge of cultural fest Kamal Bose.

On the inaugural day, students will participate in literary and fine arts events. These include debate, extempore, creative writing, recitation, on-spot painting and face painting.

After that there is a brief break for two days — January 25 and 26. These two days will be spent on preparing for the convocation ceremony which is slated the next day.

“On January 27 we will host the graduation ceremony for students of 2009-2012 batch, said Bose, adding that the next two days have been booked for cultural programmes like dance, singing, rock show and street play.

The penultimate day will mark the cradle’s annual day and the students will present a cultural programme.

The concluding day, January 31, the students will get certificates and prizes for their performances.

St Xavier’s College has been organising this annual fest for the last 20 years.

With each passing year the festival has only become more popular. “Every year we try our best to make this annual event a huge success. The entire college is involved in this week-long extravaganza” Bose added.