A Walk Through of Student Fests 2021 at CMS
Keeping the tradition of the annual fest alive, the Center for Management Studies, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) organized CMS – Festival 2021. These events combine elements of education and fun by providing students a platform to showcase their talent and academic excellence. The festival is split into cultural, management, and media events named Verve, Abhinaya, Threshold, Melange, Lasya, and Precipice. Owing to the pandemic this year and the restrictions borne upon the entire world the festival was conducted in a hybrid format wherein events took place on both online and offline platforms, but that didn’t make the vibe of the fest any less vibrant, contagious, and exuberant. The organizing team took into account various challenges and made it happen. CMS was proud to host a wide array of universities and colleges from across the country, and the fest turned out to be truly mesmerizing.
The event took place on March 7, 2021, and March 8, 2021. The event provided students a glimpse of the spirit of the fest. The fest brought together the entire family of CMS to develop a deep understanding of each art form the Cultural Fest Team represents outside the college. The idea was to expose each participant to a similar kind of competition that the teams face outside the college, intending to instigate in every individual a trait of creativity that goes a long way in the holistic development of the individual through extra-curricular activities and academics. Moreover, healthy competition builds a sense of sportsmanship and helps each person discover more about the talent withheld. Verve 2021 was conducted as a hybrid model and had external judges from various fields. It saw immense participation from 11 classes that competed as contingents, some even along with their teachers, and 2 students from BAJ won the trophy!
Threshold 2021 took place from March 16 to March 18, 2021. It had two events this year; the multi-tasking event and the business quiz. In the multi-tasking event, the participants took part in teams of four. The events assessed the limits of every participant. Participants were encouraged to showcase their best managerial, corporate and general knowledge. However, the integral factor that determined a team’s success was its capability to synergize and work together. Business Quiz included individual participation; it tested the power of knowledge in each participant. The rounds involved various corporate and non-corporate elements that provided all the participants a valuable time. The teams vigorously battled through three days of intensive competition and worked towards a cash prize of INR 50,000. The event experienced a highly competitive scenario with all the teams displaying impressive managerial skills by successfully completing 21 challenging rounds. The overall winner of Threshold 2021 was Christ (Deemed to be University), Bannerghatta Campus.
Mélange 2021 of CMS Festival took place on March 18, March 19, and March 20, 2021. Ms. Padmavati Rao graced the occasion as the chief guest. The fest was conducted both online and offline with over 20 events and the final rounds of the events were conducted offline. The first two days of Mélange 2021 were held at CMS, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) campus. The finale and the valedictory session were held at MLR Convention Center. The fest created history with 6 contingents and overall 16 colleges competing in the fest. Winners of each event bagged a cash prize of Rs. 48,000, and both winners and runners-up received prizes worth Rs. 70,000 along with certificates. A customized trophy was conferred to the overall winners of the fest. Christ DPS bagged the overall trophy, and Mount Carmel College was the runner-up of Mélange 2021.
The fest was conducted on March 18, March 19, and March 20, 2021. The offline events were conducted at MLR Convention Center while giving the safety and well-being of every individual the utmost priority. The festival consisted of 41 events that took place over three days. The theme for Lasya 2021 was ‘The Tropical Paradise. The road to Lasya campaign was a huge success where we saw the CMS Gala, Verve, Tropical Regalia, ethnic day, and various other events. The celebrities to attend the fest were Ragini Prajwal, Velu Kumar, Punya Arora, and Sabali The Band. At the end of three eventful days, St. Joseph’s College of Commerce bagged the winner’s trophy, and Mount Carmel College secured the runner-up position.
Abhinaya, the national level theatre fest was conducted on March 24, 2021. The fest was a major success among the theatre enthusiasts and performers in the city. The judges for the event were Smt. Shoba Venktesh and Shri. Vallabh Suri. Both of them are veterans and distinguished theatre and film industry professionals who have been working in the performing arts field for more than two decades now. Our guest for the inauguration ceremony was Mr. Chandan Achar, a theatre professional and a budding actor in the Kannada film industry. The guest of honor for the valedictory ceremony was Mr. AMR Ramesh, a prominent director and actor in the South-Indian film industry.
Precipice 2021 took place on March 30, March 31, and April 1, 2021. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing pandemic, Precipice could not be conducted at an international location and for the first time in over a decade, the finals were conducted in Bangalore. At the end of three eventful days, Himanish Sreeramoju and Nicole Dias of Christ (Deemed-to-be University), Bannerghatta campus were adjudged the winners of this year’s edition of Precipice and they received a beautiful trophy with a cash prize of Rs.1,00,000. The runners-up consisted of Samson Manoj and Srinidhi Ravishankar of Christ (Deemed-to-be University), Department of Commerce.