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Striking the right chord

INTER-COLLEGIATE CULTURAL events usually serve as a good forum for budding artistes to showcase their talents, and also to hone their skills.

@COMPlish - 2003, an inter-collegiate cultural extravaganza, organised by the Kodaikanal Christian College in Kodaikanal gave an opportunity to the young and talented artistes and technological wiz kids from 24 colleges in the State as well as from Kerala.

It featured not only cultural events of fun and frolic but also brainstorming sessions that forced the participants to sharpen their skills and polish their imagination. For example, students participating in `Xtreme' conditions had to squeeze their brain and allow their imagination to run riot to bring out eye-catching graphic designs in computers.

They grabbed every opportunity to remove mental blocks and overcome tension, and kept themselves away from the strenuous academic sessions.

The competitions were divided into two zones — cultural and technical sessions. While the cultural part attracted students of arts and basic sciences, the technical session was meant for science students. Dumb charades, fashion shows and western dance were some of the events that stood out and taxed the students.

There were events such as PC assembling, and graphic animation and designing. Special importance was given to academic-based events and competitions rather than cultural shows.

PC assembling, meant for the computer wiz kids, was the first of its kind in college competitions.

The PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, bagged the best college award for academics, for the second consecutive year. It also stood first in graphic designing and event animation. Students from other colleges took part in poetry, essay and drama competitions.

On the whole, the students relished every bit of the competition.

Raju K.

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