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CRYING EGYPT: Egyptian paintings and hieroglyphics don the walls of the office set up for Spandan in Jipmer in Pondicherry. Photo: T. Singaravelou
CRYING EGYPT: Egyptian paintings and hieroglyphics don the walls of the office set up for Spandan in Jipmer in Pondicherry. Photo: T. Singaravelou

Staff Reporter

The fest will end on September 2 with a rock showdown

PONDICHERRY: Sometimes we don't have time to relax and have fun. But, despite really tight schedules, budding doctors of JIPMER find the time to host their famed annual show - `Spandan'.

This year too the show began on August 29 and will end on September 2 with a music concert by two famous bands, Moksha from Chennai and Motherjane from Cochin. The concerts will begin by 7.30 p.m. in JIPMER. Entry to the rock showdown is ticketed. Tickets are available at Richie Rich, Pizza Hut and Café 41 in Pondicherry.

Other competitions such as fashion show, adzap, western music, choreography, Indian music, rangoli, face painting and sports made this event all the more colourful.

The fashion show in JIPMER is an event that is wildly raved about amongst locals, and this year too they had a huge crowd enjoying the catwalk of the youngsters.

Among the colleges that participated in the show were Loyola College, Madras Christian College and Ethiraj College from Chennai and Rajiv Gandhi College from Pondicherry. The show had three rounds ethnic wear, casuals and power wear (formal wear).

Around 50 colleges from all over the country travelled to Pondicherry to participate in Spandan this year. Patrician College from Adyar in Chennai won the first prize in Western Choreography dance and Amritha College from Cochin came first in the non-theme Indian Dance while Christ College, Bangalore, bagged the top place in the Indian Theme dance category. The hosts won the first place in the Indian music competition.

As always, Spandan had a theme, this year it is `Egypt'. The walls of the office set up for Spandan is decorated with pyramids, a mummy, paintings and hieroglyphics. And, the event's T-shirts also sported Egyptian symbols and gods. Earlier themes include the caveman, an alien landing with Zonk, and an underwater world with a sunken ship.

Prabhu, general secretary, JIPMER Students Association, sports secretary Sanketh Reddy and cultural secretary Dipanjan Haldar, along with the faculty and students studying their seventh semester helped organise the show.

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