KMC Mangalore breaks KMC Manipal’s 10 year streak2 min read
Manipal: The fourth and last day of Manipal University’s inter-collegiate fest Utsav came to an end on April 14, showcasing students’ increasing interest in creativity, humour and fashion. Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Mangalore beat KMC, Manipal thereby breaking a 10 year streak held by the latter.
The day started with Just A Minute which saw Prabuddh Sen from Manipal College of Dental Sciences (MCODS), Manipal emerging as the winner. This was followed by clay modelling wherein finely sculpted clay models following themes ranging from the Taj Mahal to various social issues were presented. Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal won the top spot in the same. The afternoon session began with Mime performances, street plays and Mad Ads followed by the big finish, the fashion show. The themes for the mime performances were more situational in nature whereas the street plays followed social concerns. Manipal College of Nursing and KMC, Manipal were adjudged the victors, respectively. The fashion show with a variety of ideas ranging from gothic to Greek Gods had MCODS, Mangalore clinching the first prize.
“The fourth day was more entertaining and more humorous than the others. The street play and mime performers were hilarious and creative. The fashion show was my most anticipated event and it didn’t disappoint,” said Sumit Mittal, a second year student from Manipal Institute of Communication. Mathew George, a parent of one of the students said, “The university creates opportunities for all students alike and my daughter says she’s having the time of her life. With so many opportunities, the students can approach any talent and develop it with the support of the colleges they’re in.”
During the valedictory speech, Dr. H. S. Ballal, Pro Chancellor of Manipal University (MU), spoke of giving each event, apart from education, equal importance through the cultural and sports fests. He also said he looked forward to getting more teams with the launch of MU, Jaipur. Dr. Muralidhar Pai, Chairman of the Cultural Coordination Committee, was also praised for this year’s Utsav and the discipline maintained in organising it.
At the end of the day, KMC, Mangalore had 154 points to win the overall prize followed by KMC, Manipal with 142 points. MCODS, Mangalore with 118 points, secured the third position.
Sub-edited by Shiv Nair
Corrigendum: The corrections to the winners list for the overall position and the fashion show have been made after verification. The Manipal Journal apologises for the errors made.