ANDHRA PRADESH

PGs display their ‘Pragnya’

ONE FOR THE ALBUM: A student of Maris Stella College ‘shoots’ her friends who are dressed to perform a classical dance at Pragnya-2009 in Vijayawada on Saturday.

ONE FOR THE ALBUM: A student of Maris Stella College ‘shoots’ her friends who are dressed to perform a classical dance at Pragnya-2009 in Vijayawada on Saturday.   | Photo Credit: — PHOTO: RAJU. V

Staff Reporter

A number of colleges affiliated to ANU and AU participate

VIJAYAWADA: Post-graduate students from different colleges displayed their excellence in different events and competitions at ‘Pragnya 2009’, an inter-collegiate PG fest organised by the Maris Stella College on Saturday. Competitions were held in singing (‘Jhankar’), dance (‘Nupur’), quiz (‘Lalkaar’), mimicry (‘Saakaar’) and fashion show (‘Bahaar’).

A good number of colleges from Acharya Nagarjuna and Andhra university areas participated in the grand event, which started at nine in the morning amidst colourfully dressed girls descending on the venue. The event began with a prayer song rendered by the students of Maris Stella College.

The chief guest of the occasion was Acharya Nagarjuna University Registrar M.V. Narasimha Sarma, while college correspondent Sybil Cordeiro and principal Japamalai were present. In his chief guest’s address, Prof. Sarma said that the students should aim at developing creative abilities and personality development instead of just confining their academic activities to studies and textbooks. He stressed the need for developing communication skills, English language proficiency, leadership qualities and so on for a better future.

Prof. Sarma praised the management of Maris Stella College for organising cultural and literary events to give students a platform to bring out their latent talents from time to time. He said across the country, new trends were setting in and rapid changes were being brought in the functioning of colleges and framing of syllabi. Even in teaching methodology, innovative and new concepts were evolving, he added.

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