Jain College, V.V. Puram campus has always been a hub for cultural events. This Kannada Habba Celebration, the chief guest was the renowned Kannada movie director Sri. Yogaraj Bhatt. The students had planned performances to honour the ace director.
The students started the event with a graceful performance of a cultural dance, which set the tone for the entire event. Sri Yogaraj Bhatt inaugurated the event by lighting the ceremonial lamp.
There was also a performance of a medley of songs, which were taken from Yogaraj Bhatt’s compositions. The students performed these songs with live instrumentals on the stage. They also had a filmy dance, which compiled all the hits of Sri Yogaraj Bhatt.
The chief guest in his pithy speech gave a wealth of his wisdom. He said, “Remain a student throughout your life. Learn, experiment and help your culture grow.” He added that one must not limit one’s affection for Kannada, for one day. He stressed that students must foster their culture no matter where they were. He ended his speech with punch dialogues, which caused the students to cheer in a frenzy.
For the first time in Jain College, nearly 50 students pitched their harmonies together to sing the Naada Geethe, Jaya Bharata Jananiya Tanujate. It certainly was one of the big highlights of the event. The event also featured Janapada, a folk dance performance. There was also a beatboxing session, which created awe in the audience. The students continued to entertain with foot tapping filmy dance numbers, and completed the program with a fusion dance.
“We want our students to appreciate our rich heritage. This year, we approached this program in a different way. We used film songs to highlight folk forms. This proved to be very interesting for the students.” Says Prof. Anand, a faculty member at Jain College.
Divya, a Second
PUC student said, “We have put up a program that will exhibit all the facets of our evolving folk forms. We have used a blend of filmy, folk and classical styles to find emerging ideas of culture. We believe it’s our duty to continue to honor our roots.”
Amidst their gaiety, the students never lost sight of their goal, and found a unique way to accomplish it.