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Victors The winners of the various competitions held by Uni-Y
Victors The winners of the various competitions held by Uni-Y

Uni-Art saw students from all over the state pit their wits against one another

It was a day of celebration and stiff competition, as the University Wing of the YMCA, Uni-Y, organised its annual cultural extravaganza, ‘UniArt.’ The fourth edition of Uni-Art, which sees students from all over the state pit their wits against one another, had competitions in three events: quiz, debate and Ad-zap.

“We see stiff competition at UniArt every year, this year was no different,” said Rajesh M, president of Uni-Y.

Debates

The preliminary elimination for the debate competition saw both serious and funny issues being discussed by 25 teams. A final round was conducted between two of the best teams, which saw them interpreting poetry, a pleasant surprise for people who expected a regular debating session.

What ensued was a fiery contest, with the teams arguing about ‘Equalizing the unequals.’ Certainly not a run-of-the-mill topic. The war of words concluded with the team from Calicut Medical College, represented by Sarin P. and Vishnu Nampoothiri, emerging victorious.

The annual Biju Memorial Quiz contest was conducted by P. Vijayakumar, Head of Department of English, Government College for Women. Thirty-five teams participated, of which six made it to the final round. After a set of four rounds, featuring innovative audio and visual rounds, it was the team from Trivandrum Medical College, represented by Manu Sudhakar and Aneesh Shekhar, who came up trumps at the end.

Ad-zap saw a plethora of ingenious advertisements, with teams trying to sell products ranging from magical toothbrushes to football boots that guarantee self-goals.

Eventually GEC Barton Hill came up with a witty and innovative ad for a vehicle that runs on alcohol, which made them winners of a hard-fought competition. A memorable evening for all those who witnessed and took part in the well organised fête.JAYARAM K

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