MIST comes to an end with Flava2 min read
The cultural show saw as many as 11 teams representing various states of India through their performances, most of which were themed acts. In the 10 minutes allotted, Uttar Pradesh’s act depicting a love story laced with peppy Bollywood numbers was cheered the most. The performances from Middle East stood out with the students putting up a fashion show depicting the rich culture of Middle-Eastern countries.
“I like the ambience they have created; the cultural performances and the food stalls especially. Delhi and Punjab are really very nice,” said Khyati Bagga, a first year student of Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal.
The teams also served up cuisines from across the nation through state based food stalls. The food stalls of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Punjab were major crowd pullers. “I like the Lassi that the Punjab stall is serving,” said Ed Thomas, a student from Germany who was here at Manipal for a symposium. “It’s like the flavours of India are under one roof,” he added. Apart from stalls dedicated to Indian states, there were stalls depicting countries and regions outside India such as Sri Lanka and the Middle East.
Both food stalls and cultural performances were graded. The stall serving the delicacies of Uttar Pradesh won the first place whereas Karnataka and Bihar were tied for the second place. Punjab’s extravagant performance consisting of Bhangra and Giddha stood first, Karnataka with their ‘Mysore Dasara’ finished second while the third spot saw a tie between Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
Earlier in the evening, the winners and participants of MIST were rewarded during the prize distribution ceremony. M.S Ramaiah Medical College bagged the first place in cricket followed by Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) Pune, whereas the first spot in football was clinched by KMC Mangalore, followed by AFMC Pune. In hockey, AFMC Pune stood first after defeating KMC, Manipal. The awards were distributed by Dr. Pradeep Kumar, Dean of KMC, Manipal. Other dignitaries present included Dr. Sampath Kumar, Assistant Dean of KMC, Manipal and Dr. Amar Ramachandran, Assistant professor and sports advisor at KMC, Manipal.
Sub-edited by Shiv Nair