The Dussehra Celebration – 1st October, 2019
Sampurna Montfort College had its first cultural gathering of the new academic year on the 1st of October, 2019 in order to celebrate the festival of Dussehra which acknowledges the victory of good over evil. This day also brought out the culinary and creative skills of the students who put up Food and Art stalls in the college campus.
The college lawn was beautifully decorated by the arts and decor team. The students came to college in colourful traditional dresses. The girls wore beautiful lehengas and gorgeous Indian accessories like jhumkas. The boys wore vibrant kurtas and pajamas. The entire college atmosphere was filled with happiness and excitement.
During lunch break, there were a variety of Food and Art stalls put up. Both the seniors and juniors put in great efforts by bringing in delicious homemade meals, snacks and treats. The food stalls included brownies, cup cakes, chocolate mousse, carrot and chocolate cakes, chaats- such as bhel puri and pani puri, meals- such as Mangalore chicken curry and Rajma curry with rice to appeal both the vegetarians and the non-vegetarians in the house, little snacks like peanut butter crackers and juice stalls with mango, orange and lemon juice.
The entire lawn was filled with stalls containing sumptuous dishes!
Apart from the delicious food, we also had arts and craft stalls put up by the students, which sold beautiful handmade bookmarks, greeting cards, postcards, paintings and other handicrafts. The students surprised all by their commendable artwork. Both teachers and other students had a wonderful time in purchasing these items.
As the classes of the day came to an end, the entire college gathered in the auditorium for the cultural activities to begin. Firstly, the importance of the festival of Dussehra was conveyed which was then followed by a fun-filled, colour coordinated ramp walk of all students and faculty. It was truly a very enjoyable experience. The floor was then taken over by students who prepared a traditional dance performance for the event. The performance was very entertaining. Shortly after this, the stage was open to the entire crowd to dance their hearts out! Upbeat and high energy music was being played as all the Montfortians showcased their amazing dancing skills.
The dances continued and as the last song played people ensured to end it with a bang. It was a beautiful day and will forever be etched in the minds of every Montfortian.