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Jipmer campus throbs with rapturous rhythm in Puducherry

Participants at the Chorea dance competition held as part of Spandan 2014 at the Jipmer campus in Puducherry on Tuesday. Photo: S.S. Kumar

Participants at the Chorea dance competition held as part of Spandan 2014 at the Jipmer campus in Puducherry on Tuesday. Photo: S.S. Kumar   | Photo Credit: Photo: S.S. Kumar

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The second day of Spandan 2014, Jipmer’s annual inter-college extravaganza, saw events such as La Lutte, literary events such as Dumb Charades and 90 seconds.

For the casual visitor, the image of Marilyn Monroe on screen for a medical quiz might seem a bit odd. For participants battling it out at La Lutte, Spandan’s battle of brains, it all made perfect sense. The American actor had died of a ‘barbiturate’ overdose and this was the answer the quizmaster was looking for.

The second day of Spandan 2014, Jipmer’s annual inter-college extravaganza, saw events such as La Lutte, literary events such as Dumb Charades and 90 seconds.

The junior round of La Lutte had first and second year MBBS students from Jipmer, Stanley Medical College, Madras Medical College, Meenakshi Medical College, Madurai, and Christian Medical College, Vellore. “This year, we have tried to incorporate elements used in general quiz competitions like the audio visual concept,” said R. Saranya, a third year Jipmer student, who is part of the organising team. “The quiz is also streamed live on the Jipmer website and those institutions which have telemedicine facility,” said Praveen Kumar, one of the quiz masters. While other events are open to everyone, La Lutte is clearly for medical students alone. The senior round of La Lutte for third year students and above was won by Jipmer on Monday.

The skit competition saw the display of some interesting themes, including the overuse of social media, by the team from the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune.

The highlight of the second day was Chorea, the dance competition. Students participated in three categories, including non-theme dance, theme dance and duet dance.

For medical students, it was time to put away the stethoscope and pick up props such as umbrellas for Chorea.

The first team in the Duet category was also seen making a hasty exit from the competition on this ground. Most teams made use of a medley of Tamil and Hindi film songs and international pop songs. Fusion took a new meaning with students dancing ‘dappankuthu’ to the tunes of Akon.

“In the first two days, we have had close to 400 outstation students register for various events,” said Sharan, secretary of the Jipmer Students Association, which has organised Spandan.

Tailpiece: The ‘Spandan mess’ where meals are served for the students has turned a new hangout on the Jipmer campus.

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