Celebrating young talent

Oct 21, 2013, 00:01 IST | The Centrestage Team

On August 30 2013, R A Podar College of Commerce and Economics proudly hosted it's annual cultural festival Enigma. The theme of the three-day fest was The Time Machine. Here are some more details

Three days of fun
The first day witnessed competitions such as The Evolution of a Dancer and other events like handminton, trump card and umbrella designing. It ended with a touching musical performance from the youngsters. On the second day, there was a variety of events ranging from Bollywood dance, gaming, law quiz, painting without a brush, classical dance and the quintessential bucket ball. The final day was total chaos with students bubbling with excitement. 

A student puts on a display of Indian classical dance

Last day highlights
The biggest event for the last day was Mr and Ms Enigma, where the personality of the contestant was all that mattered. The concept behind the event was that a positive, influential personality can impact various spheres of life and society. The day also saw an event that will henceforth be the signature of the festival -- Hercules. Participants were pitted against each other to live upto the name of the mythological hero, Hercules. Each one tried to bring out the athlete in them to prove that they are the strongest to win the title. The college was buzzing with activity and everyone went insane when Shahid Kapoor arrived on the campus. The presence of the actor took the excitement to another level.

A performance by kids from the Victory Arts Foundation

Creating the mood at the Hercules event

A compassionate attitude
Apart from all the fun, the festival had its heart-warming moments as well. Kids from the Victory Arts Foundation (VAF) had come to give a special performance on the second day of Engima. The objective of VAF is to spread the joy of dance and use it as a form of therapy. VAF endeavours to use the power of performing arts especially dance, to bring joy to underprivileged, specially challenged, visually impaired and other differently abled individuals. Everyone on the campus were touched and inspired by the kids’ performances.

Shahid Kapoor leaves behind his autograph and flashes a smile at the shutterbugs

Thinking green
Enigma had also organised a Greenathon as part of their social initiative where 190 odd students ran a stretch of four kilometers to show their support towards building a greener nation. Enigma marks the efforts taken by a team of students to make their festival a success, and also for doing their bit for society. During these three days, the college had attracted a lot of talent and given them a platform to showcase their skills. It was a great opportunity to socialise and to just soak into the vibrant mood of the event with all the students.

Vivian D’Sena and Vahbbiz Dorabjee

Team effort
For any college festival to be a success, the team who is organising everything needs to be determined, focussed and have immense faith in their final product. The team comprised of 34 department heads. It was headed by chairperson Nithin Shetty . The key personnel included secretaries Govindsagar Jadhav, Faizan Khwaja, Aryan Kumar and the head of finance Nitya Verma . Their sincere efforts, commitment and dedication towards making the festival a success was truly admirable.  

A dance performance by the students
A dance performance by the students

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