It was a showdown of creative talent in a cornucopia of artistic, literary and cultural events at Talentia'10, the annual intra-collegiate cultural festival of Holy Cross College on Saturday. The calendar event of the institution took on a new flavour, going inter-departmental for the first time in years.
The battle only got bigger and better this time with department honours at stake, resulting in exceptional performances, particularly in popular events like theatrics and folk dances. Around 1,500 students from more than 15 departments vied for top honours that the Commerce Department walked off with eventually, followed by the Mathematics Department finishing a close second.
Theatrical events like skit and literary pageant ushered in refreshing portrayals of conventional themes and came in for praise from judges and audiences alike. But the group dance events- be it classical, western or folk- were clearly the scene stealers. A total of 14 indoor events like flower arrangement, collage, mehendi, cartooning and vegetable carving called for ingenuity in expression. Events like footnotes –an impromptu dance, performed to a fusion of music brought out latent talent to the fore. Group cohesiveness and coordination were tested in mime, variety and group song. Earlier, Lakshmi Baskar, Senior Announcer, AIR, Tiruchi Zone set the ball rolling. Sr.Maria Kamalam, Secretary and Sr.Sarguna Mary, Principal presided. Leema Rose, cultural coordinator spoke.