April 14th, 2006
Hi! it was my last College Day on 12th April 2006. I’m in final year of BE and i would be working in another 2 months. Therefore, instead of sitting and doing nothing in my house, i got up and went to college for the *last* college day. College Day is a 1 day intra-college cultural fest that happens annually. The event starts early in the morning and goes on until night fall. Every department pitches against one another to see who is the King of culturals. Every staff and every student is equally enthusiastic, adrenalin rushing among the veins, as their department perform the various skits and dances on stage, before the whole college.
This college day was no different. It was awesome. The day started with our chairman giving away our placement offer letters by calling each of us (individually) on stage. It then continued with the toppers list and other such acad stuff. Then he went on to give his famous english oration ;).
Now for the simple rules. Each department is given 1 hour to show their performance. Apart from this, there are 2 sets of highlight programmes, ‘cos there 2 chief guests (1 in the afternoon and 1 in the evening). The MBA dept. started the show and tell you what, they did some damn crappy stuff. MCA was next and they did not waste time doing the same old dances. They did some really cool martial art shows, like 2 of them fighting with fire. Another breathtaking show was where an apple was placed over the head of a student and the hero smashed the apple with full force using a nunchaku. Well, thats called timing. CSE (my dept.) came next. The juniors did some cool stuff.
It was time for lunch and after that, the college Orchestra did an excellent job. The team under Daniel Ebenezer did a great job of reproducing the songs as they are in the movies. It was 1 hour of pure bliss listening to them :D. The highlights 1 came after this. Of all other dances, the CSE guys did an awesome! show for MJ’s Dangerous. They tried their level best to equal the steps. I know it was hard work and it paid off :). One thing that was notable here was the synchronisation between all the dancers. This was not there in other dance performances. Blaaze, who sang the “B to the A to the B to the A…BABA” was the first chief guest.
Bio-tech was their splendid usual with the comic love story skit. With a guy named Kylash for narration and Varun for heroine, the whole audience broke in peels of laughter after the stunning performance. Ramakrishna Prabhu was the brain behind the script IT, Mechanical and ECE were ok. Then came the 2nd highlights. The cine star for this was Arya (the hero of Pattiyal). The first dance during the 2nd highlight by a group of 3rd girls was great. Most of the dance were steps from Barathanattiyam and again, the dancers maintained perfect synchronisation. It is this part of the dance; the synchronisation; that is most important. Another dance by the 2nd year CSE guys also very nice.
All in all, the EEE Tigers stole the show with their creative stuff. They recreated the whole scene of the song “Africavin katupuli” from Aalavandhan. The set the whole thing on the stage and they even reproduced an almost exact version of the original dance in the movie. They also set up fire rings through which they went through. They got the award for the “Best Creative Performance”. Bio-Tech got the 1st place with CSE and MCA following them