Students encouraged to unleash their creative and literary talents
The young women shed their inhibitions and danced in gay abandon as the skies opened up on Saturday afternoon. The wet spell and the informal occasion provided the right opportunity for them to chill out and let their imagination run wild.
It was the inaugural function (fresher’s day) of St. Joseph’s College for Women (A) on Saturday. The young women belted out hit numbers from Telugu and Hindi films even as they danced in the rain.
The sudden showers came as a blessing in disguise and proved to be the grand finale. Many of the girls danced like professionals and the dance shows on the small screen seemed to have had an impact on them.
The juniors and seniors mixed freely with one another and the much needed rapport seemed to have been struck on the first day itself.
Earlier, fun, food and frolic marked the inaugural function.
M. Adinarayana, a Professor in the Department of Fine Arts, Andhra University, participated as chief guest.
Addressing the student and the teaching fraternity, Prof. Adinarayana spoke on the importance and relevance of art and creativity in today’s world, which was primarily dominated by science and technology.
He encouraged the students to unleash their creative and literary talents through various platforms such as painting, dance and theatre. College principal Sr. ND Veronica welcomed the new comers, and urged them to make use of the opportunities available for them in the college.
Coordinator of student affairs N.R. Jeevan Babu, and Head of the Department of Home Science P.S. Annapoorna were present. The staff and students of the College Council for the academic year 2012-2013 briefed the gathering about the various activities of the college.
San Jose Herald, the bi-annual periodical of the college, facilitated by the department of Journalism and Mass Communication, was released on the occasion.
‘Miss Personality’ contest was held for the first year intermediate and degree students.
A number of cultural programmes and rocking performances such as Indian and western dance forms, songs, hip hop, and medleys held a sway over the audience. Mono action, duets and solo performances, and spicy numbers like the ‘Cap Dance’ enthralled the audience.