Staff Reporter

Nalanda Reminiscences' organised by junior inter students of Mahila Kalasala

VIJAYAWADA: Bidding farewell to seniors is always an emotional and poignant moment in the lives of college students. More so if the students are girls, the farewell acquires an additional dose of grace and glee.

Nalanda Reminiscences', a farewell bash organised by the junior intermediate students of Nalanda Mahila Kalasala for their seniors at Thummalapalli Kala Kshetram on Saturday, left the sparse viewers (there were only few `men' most of them scribes in the auditorium as it was all-girls show) speechless as they sang and danced to leave an ever-lasting impression on the seniors.

"We conduct this bash every year. This sort of interaction would strengthen bondage between seniors and juniors thus paving for healthy atmosphere in the campus," said college principal Bhaskar Reddy.

Dress code

Of course, there was a dress code for the function. The junior inter girls wore half-sarees (langa voni) and the seniors decked themselves up in gorgeous sarees of various hues and designs. All the juniors stood at the entrance gate in a queue on either sides and amidst cheers and claps, they welcomed the seniors into Thummalapalli auditorium.

Nalanda Institutions' director Basavapunnaiah made a brief speech exhorting the students not to overexert and run after EAMCET mirage.

The four Hs

"Engineering is not the end of the world. There are various other lucrative avenues such as chartered and cost accountancy; Hotel Management, journalism and fashion technology available in the society. You should look after your health. Health, Heart, Humour and Happiness are the four Hs that are important to your life," he said amidst encouraging round of applause.

G. Monica, carrying candles on her head, performed rhythmic gyrations to popular Rehman number - Vande Mataram and Priyanka and her friends, for few minutes turned as boys wearing pant and shirt to perform `Chaila Chaila Chaila' number from Shankar Dada MBBS. Bharatanatyams, folk dances and a string of modern dances marked the festivities on a day, which witnessed many emotional scenes.

Says Vani, a senior intermediate student, "My heart is so heavy and I feel sad. I would be stepping out the college to face the real challenges in life. But the memorable moments will always remain fresh and would unable me to do better." Nalanda Institutions directors I. V. Kameswara Rao, Rambabu, Subba Rao, correspondent Vijaya Babu and others took part in the moving function.