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Nice meeting: Actor Sampath Raj interacts with students at Women’s Christian College in Chennai on Tuesday.
Nice meeting: Actor Sampath Raj interacts with students at Women’s Christian College in Chennai on Tuesday.

Staff Reporter

Women’s Christian College conducted its fest ‘Artstrophe’ 09’

CHENNAI: Punctuating the academic marathon with fine arts, students from the Department of Visual Communication from the city colleges converged at ‘Artstrophe ’09,’ an inter-collegiate cultural fest of Women’s Christian College on Tuesday.

A huge hand-painted backdrop poster, designed by the students, sat atop the dais, as the organisers opened the registrations for a whole string of competitions that lined up for the day. Fifteen colleges took part in the day-long event. The festive mood was quite palpable in the premises and the students hit the backstage for the last-minute rehearsals. On-stage events were grouped into genres such as comedy, thriller and horror. ‘Dracula’s III Law,’ for instance, was branched under the theme ‘comedy,’ where the students displayed their mimicking skills. ‘Silent night,’ a light music event, attracted good number of participation from all colleges. Music reverberated across the campus, even as ‘Monster’s Groove,’ a dance show, got off to a fun-filled start. Students, dressed in grey shades and earthy tones, rolled out fast-paced dance movements for themed songs. In ‘Spooky walk,’ students exhibited their ramp-walking skills, with the fashion choreographers Karun Raman and Roshal Rao assessing their fashion quotient. Cartoon characters came alive through animation designed by the participants of ‘Birth to monster,’ a 3D-designing contest. Creativity ran high among the students who took part in ‘Life to death,’ a script-writing event, which again was based on spooky topic. A group of students were meticulously slicing the top off the orange pumpkins, while their counterparts arranged lanterns to create a Halloween ambience. In an hour’s time, the students carved faces on pumpkins and dressed up themselves with styling wigs for the ‘Ex-Scream Make over.’ ‘Haunted memories,’ a painting contest, and ‘Dark art,’ a themed collage, rounded off the competitions.

D.G.Vaishnav College got better off other contestants in most events to bag the overall shield. Actor Sampath Raj participated in the programme. College coordinator Pamela Sahayadas inaugurated the cultural fest and singer Krish presided over the valediction.

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