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Thaikkudam Bridge to perform at Spandan

The intercollegiate festival will feature a range of events and competitions from today

The curtain goes up for the 33rd edition of Spandan, billed as the biggest and the oldest intercollegiate festival in South India, at Jipmer, on Monday.

Hosted by the JIPMER Students Association (JSA), the festival — that will go on from August 27 to September 2 — will feature a sports, arts and literary extravaganza.

An estimated 3,000 participants, from about 70 colleges, spanning diverse fields of medicine, arts, engineering, sciences and law, will compete in a variety of events, including computer gaming, short film competition and quiz sessions.

Kicking off the week-long events, shortly following the inaugural ceremony, will be a show by the band Cut-a-Vibe. Fine arts competitions ranging from pot painting, face painting and sketching, musical events, dancing and fashion show, all provide a platform for the participants to test their mettle.

The Lister stage will be the main venue for the cultural events.

Besides, there is a multitude of sports competitions, including basketball, football, hockey, volleyball, futsal, athletics, tennis, table tennis and badminton.

In addition to all the competitive events, Jipmer plays host to acclaimed artists each year.

Among the shows lined up for this edition are concerts by soul exponent Karthik Ayyer, rocking the Lister stage on August 29, Mumbai-based rock band DAIRA on August 30, DJ night by Candice Redding and finale by the rock band from Kerala, Thaikkudam bridge, on September 1, which will follow a concert by the rising band, Madras Mail.

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