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Quest for fun ’n’ frolic

From debate to body art and arm wrestling, the students of Goenka College of Commerce and Business Administration made Quest, their annual fest, a special occasion for all who were part of the event.

More than 20 city colleges participated in the three-day fest that was organised recently.

It began with the war of words. Titled Crossfire, the topic for the day was ‘Orkut, a social degradation’. There were various musical events like antakshari and eastern solo competition. But the crowd-puller was the war of bands where St Xavier’s College bagged the first prize.

On Day One, students walked the ramp with their faces painted in varied hues. “This is the best part of the whole event. We can have a lot of fun with colours and some of the faces are almost unrecognisable,” said Sourav Mitra of Techno India, Salt Lake. Students also showed their expertise in painting T-shirts, one of the fun events at the fest.

Day Two started with brain teasers followed by quiz contest and Ad-Mad, western solo, body art and arm wrestling.

The third day began with dramatics where Lady Brabourne College gave a performance that bagged them the first prize. The girls’ college was followed by Frankfinn Institute of Airhostess Training and Techno India, Salt Lake.

Of all the events, the treasure hunt caught the imagination of the participants. “It was very different from the usual competitive events at fests. It was a tough fight,” said Sourav.

A dance event with a retro theme, jazzed up the ambience. The songs from the 60s and 70s was appreciated by the audience, with Bhawanipur Gujarati Educational Society College giving a brilliant performance. Quest wrapped up with a DJ night that saw students light up the dance floor.with foot-tapping numbers.

Debangana Saha
Techno India, Salt Lake

Pre-puja bash

Footsie made for a pre-puja bash at Delhi Public School (DPS), New Town and Ruby Park.

It was a four-day eastern zonal inter-DPS football tournament organised by DPS New Town. The tournament, held at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) grounds, kicked off on October 9 with 12 teams from several zones, including Nepal, Assam, Bihar, Orissa and Jharkhand.

Day One saw a parade and stuti vandana of Goddess Durga. In the opening tournament, DPS Nepal scored two goals over DPS Farakka. Bhaichung Bhutia was the star attraction on the final day of the match. DPS Nepal and Dimapur battled on the final league. The latter won the match with the captain scoring the winning goal during extra time.

The prize distribution ceremony was attended by footballer Chuni Goswami. Imlimoa Long Kumar of DPS Dimapur and Satwik Sinha Roy of the host school got the awards for the top scorer of the tournament and the player of the tournament respectively.

If it was soccer fever at DPS NewTown, it was festive fervour at DPS Ruby Park that organised “Subho Saradiya” on the campus on October 12.

The event started with an opening song by the school choir followed by a welcome speech by the school president. Former MLA Rabin Deb was chief guest.

Students of the junior school presented ganesh vandana followed by a Bengali skit, Shat Bhabna. The young artists also presented Durga stuti after which the stage was taken over by the dandiya dancers in colourful traditional attire.

This was followed by Mahisasur Mardini , a dance drama in the chhau style, that added to the festive mood. The sound of dhak and the smell of incense sticks was a welcome note to Bengal’s most favourite festival.

Anindya Shankar Ray

Members of Rudrani, a music school, present an afternoon of devotional songs at GD Birla Sabhagar on October 14. Students presented songs ranging from agomoni, Kaji Nazrul Islam’s bhaktigeeti, shyamasangeet, Ramprasadi gaan and folk songs to mark Durga puja. Picture by Aranya Sen

Designing the future

Tata Tiscon recently organised Design, a workshop for working architects of the city at Taj Bengal. A part of the national tour called Knowledge series, the event made its second halt at Calcutta on October 12. Renowned architect Hafeez Contractor and award-winning furniture designers from the UK presented their views on the upcoming trends in the trade.

More than 300 architects participated in the workshop. Trend-setting architectural structures were exhibited by the speakers.

There are 70 workshops in the Knowledge series. The focus of these workshops was on contemporary technologies, sustainable construction, and a global outlook that will help the professionals improve their services to the clients. Architect Karan Grover was one of the speakers at the workshop.

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