Having overstayed for over a month, the rains finally bade farewell to Delhi. The 1st of March’2014 appeared almost appointed to accord a warm welcome to the long awaited, glowing rays of the spring time sun. The end to the cold and damp winters indeed called for a celebration and JIMSITES made sure that the party was grand.
The annual cultural spring time bonanza “Kshitij and Star Nite”2014 was held on the 1st of March’2014 at Kathuria Public School ,Vasant Kunj. The day long festivities included an exquisite array of performances both by students of JIMS and those of the colleges and institutes located in Delhi and the NCR region.The Chief Guest for the show , this year,was Mr.Muktesh Chander –Joint Commissioner of Police ,Delhi.
The Mega Inter- college event of the season saw participation from colleges like Deshbandhu, Trinity Institute of professional Studies, Jaipuria Institute of Management,Institute of Home Economics, Pearl Academy of Fashion, University Institute of Law and Management Studies,IMS Design academy, Avvaire educational hub and ofcourse the four campuses of JIMS.
To bring in an element of fairness to the competition, the college organizing committee made sure that there was , as usual, at-least one external judge for each event-
a specialist in the field who would give an unbiased verdict . Each event , was therefore , judged by a panel of three judges: an external judge and two internal judges.
For the Solo Song and Group Dance competition , the external judge was Mr.Siddharth Paul – a choreographer and trainer with Dream and Dance Institute. Ms.Rekha Verma- a fashion merchandiser with M.M.Exports,Faridabad was invited to judge Mr.and Ms.Kshitij and the fashion show.
The roller coaster ride of fun began with the Solo Song contest. The participants ,indeed left no stone unturned in carrying forward with utmost poise and dignity the revered tradition of singing spanning centuries. After a tough competition amongst contestants from 9 different colleges, the 1st prize in the category went to Ankit of Lajpat Nagar campus and the second one to Ashish from Kalkaji.
This was followed by the Group Dance competition for which the theme selection
this time was left open to the participating teams. With 5 minutes as the time limit and 8 members in each group , the participants through their exquisite formations , unique styles and blending of music depicted both the contemporary and the classic trends in dancing. The team to get the first prize was Lajpat Nagar followed by Kalkaji at the second position.
Mr.and Ms.Kshitij contest was the next in line to enthrall the audience. This contest that tested the poise ,confidence , presence of mind and skill of the participants was ,infact a testing ground for the all rounders . The three rounds to be cleared were the introduction,talent and the question-answer. The candidates to be crowned Mr. and Ms.Kshitij’2014 respectively were Vaibhav Anand from Kalkaji and Sushmita from VK-1.The second prize in the category went to Ravin Makhija of V.K.-1 and Zarlasht of Lajpat Nagar.
Fashion Couture – is how the fashion show contest can be best described. The budding fashion designers were here to give the established professionals a run for their money. The first prize in this event was bagged by Instutute of Home economics.The participants through their formations and outfits depicted the dilemma of Panchali-a woman born in a man’s world.The second prize in the category went to Pearl academy of fashion which showcased the traditional wear of Nagaland.
After a long roster of events, it was now time for the Prize Distribution ceremony
and Chief Guest’s address. In his address Mr.Muktesh Chander –Joint Commissioner of Police ,Delhi, congratulated the students for their performances and urged them to remain focused in life for the achievement of career goals. He also stressed the importance of hard work in life for attainment of success.
This was, however, not the end of the rocking day.There was more to come. While the participants kept the audience engaged with their filler performances, the stage was being set for the grand finale to the mega event. . Yes, it was the Celebrity Singer”Shibani Kashyap” –the bollywood heartthrob –preparing to the set the stage on fire. Beginning with her most popular numbers Sajna-dil nahin lagda, Mohabbat ho gayi and Zinda , she went on to sing a series of foot tapping numbers that made the students and faculty members alike rise from their seats and dance like never before.
All in all the students enjoyed every moment of the fest.
The show that turned out to be a huge hit was sponsored by MTS, Oodles residency ,Oriflame ,Balaji metals ,J.P.G.builders,Mangla’s emporium, Navjeevan enterprises,S.K.M Jewellers,Sikri Electric, Entourage Club.The print partner for the event was Dainik Jagran.
Participating teams : Solo Song:
1. University Institute of law and Management Studies
2. Jamia Hamdard
4. Jaipuria Institute
7. JIMS –Lajpat Nagar
8. JIMS-G. Noida
Participating teams :Group Dance
1.Avviare Educational Hub
Participating teams: Mr. and Ms.Kshitij
1. JIMS –VK
3. JIMS-Lajpat Nagar
4. Deshbandhu College
Participating teams :Fashion Show
2. Avviare Educational Hub
3. Trinity college
5. JIMS-Lajpat Nagar
7. Jaipuria Institute
8. Institute of Home Economics
9. Pearl Academy
Solo Song :
Group Dance :
Mr. and Ms.Kshitij
1st prize :
Vaibhav Anand –Kalkaji
Ravin Makhija: Vasant Kunj
Zarlasht : Lajpat Nagar
Institute of Home Economics