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JNA&FAU students make up for lost time

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Having a blast: Students of JNA&FAU taking part in the annual day celebrations on the college campus in Hyderabad.
Having a blast: Students of JNA&FAU taking part in the annual day celebrations on the college campus in Hyderabad.

Celebrate college day after 8 years

It gave a new shape to celebrations for the institution that almost forgot the college day celebrations. “Aakar,” meaning ‘form’ or ‘shape’ – the annual fest of the erstwhile College of Fine Arts, JNTU, and now the Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University (JNA&FAU) had a felicitous mix of fun and entertainment leaving some wonderful memories for the students.

It was a fest being celebrated after eight years and the students ensured that the lost time was made. Apart from regular entertainment it had an art mela and the fest also dealt with social issues. It commenced with a blood donation camp and tree planting programme on the college campus itself.

Art mela

The actual excitement of the event, however, began on the first day with the inauguration of the Art-Mela that showcased a variety of products created by the students including pottery, gift bags, cards, arty T-shirts, funky mehendi tattoos and even exotic chocolate bouquets!

‘Aakar-‘09’ focussed on throwing light on many issues through art.

Social issues

While the Masters students displayed works that spoke about female foeticide, environmental and humanitarian problems - the B.F.A students released a sculpture installation to sensitise people about global warming.

“Lots of effort was put in to ensure every detail of the show reflected creativity - the sculptural stage setting of Leonardo Da Vinci, the cultural programmes and even the souvenirs.

Small budget

And achieving this within a small budget has been a feat!” Says Priti Samyukta, the student advisor and assistant professor of the Painting Department.

Adds Sucharita of B.F.A Photography: Being an Art College it was essential to make our fest stand apart. After all,

Art is entirely about being unconventional. “Overall, ‘Aakar ‘09’ has basically been an aakar of art, creativity and joy” sums up Abul Kalam, a student of Photography.

FAIZA HASAN

in Hyderabad


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