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Excitement and entertainment continues on the second day of Hislop College’s Athena Fest 2016-17

After having a fantastic start yesterday, excitement continued at Hislop College’s Athena Fest 2016-17 on the second day as well. The three-day intercollegiate fest which has been organised in association with Nation Next as the media partner, on the second day saw participation from more than 40 participants in group and solo competitions. Brain storming, energetic and innovative dance performances and showcase of dramatic skills was all what the second day of the fest was about!

Well informed Hindustan?

The first competition of the second day was Quizzistan which was all about global general knowledge and about how well versed the participants are in terms of entertainment, history, science, etc. Along with participants from many Nagpur colleges, students from CBSE schools like Bhavan’s, Somalwar School, Delhi Public School, St. Johns High School and Montfort Senior Secondary School also participated in the different competitions. And without a doubt, students from all schools and colleges gave their best and a tough competition to the competitors.

In the first round of Quizzistan, all participants were provided with a worksheet of 20 questions to be solved in 20 minutes. The ones who scored the highest qualified for the final round. A total of six teams headed to the final round. The teams which went to the finals were: TEAM A – Varun Agrawal, Chinmay Pathak and Prathmesh Dhawale (BVM, Civil Lines), TEAM B – Anshul Nasery, Tejas S and Tanmay Chiridaliya, (BVM, Civil Lines), TEAM C – Milind Patil, Kaushik B and Shreyas Muthye (Institute of Forensic Science), TEAM D – Rahul Bhagat, Aditiya Prava and Mukund Srinivasan (Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology), TEAM E – Abhishek Ambulkar and Harsh Vaibhav (Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management) and TEAM F – Pratik Nayak, Aman Mishra and Vishwaroop Khanorkar (Indira Gandhi National Open University). The competition between these six teams was tough and challenging. Co-convener of the fest Supantha Bhattacharyya was the host of this competition. which consisted of five rounds. In the end, TEAM B from BVM, Civil Lines won the competition and TEAM F and TEAM C became the first and the second runner-up respectively.

Beat pe Booty!

Who doesn’t like to dance? The second competition at the fest was all about dancing! With energy packed performances, participants left no stone unturned to wow the audience and the judges. The competition was judged by Dr Shivani Dongarwar, Dr Jayshree Rudra and Shrimati Mathgolar who judged participants on the basis of their dancing skills, stage presence and entertainment. Five teams made it to the final round of the competition with Abhishek Goenka and his group from Dr Ambedkar College emerging as the winners in the end. The second position and third positions were secured by Ocean Lakde and group and Akshay Choudhary and his group with both groups being from Hislop college.

Got acting skillseh?

A skit comeptition gave a perfect finish to the second day of the fest. This competition was judged by Supantha Bhattacharyya, Rahuldev Mukherjee and Nihaas Lokhande. In this competition, four groups competed with each other for the winners tag. After amazing performances by all the four groups Sanjog Kherkar, Shubham Ughade and Shubham Deshmukh from Rajiv Gandhi College Of Engineering and Research brought laurels to their college. The second position was bagged by Rishabh Shukla, Ashwin Shukla, Vivek Thawar, Nikita Sen, Nishad Janefalkar and Viddesh Gharpure who represented Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management.

Pictures by: Suyash Sethiya

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Nagpur’s LAD College celebrates 90 years of existence at ‘Navrang’

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Nation Next Newsroom | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Bombuflat

Nagpur’s esteemed educational institution LAD College celebrated 90 years of existence at a valedictory function called ‘Navrang’ on May 7, 2022. Nagpur District Collector and Magistrate R Vimala was the chief guest at the function.

Prominently present at the occasion were Dr Avinash Deshmukh (Vice President, Women’s Education Society), Dr Harsha Jharia (Chief Administrative Office, WES) Dr Deepali Kotwal (Principal, LAD College), Dr Nanda Rathi (Co-Ordinator of the year-long celebrations), Dr M Pantula, (Treasurer, WES), Pratiksha Mayee, entrepreneur Shilpa Agrawal, alumnae, students and faculty members.

During her address, R Vimala spoke about the essence of solidarity, fraternity and humility to achieve success on humanitarian grounds. Dr Deshmukh reiterated the thoughts put forth regarding women development for the progression of the society.

Dr Kotwal expressed her gratitude towards all those who consistently worked towards the dream set forth by YM Pathak since 1932 and acknowledged the contribution of each LADian. Shilpa Agrawal, alumni of the college, was felicitated during the occasion for her contribution towards the society as an entrepreneur.

A souvenir, titled Navrang, documenting several voices of its alumnae, teachers and administrators was unveiled by R Vimala and other dignitaries present on the dais. A special feature ‘An Ode to the Institution: Nine Decades Down Memory Lane’ denoting the glorious journey of LAD College was showcased by an award-winning video made by Zainab Burhani.

Dr Rathi informed the gathering with the nine different events marking each decade that were initiated by the college. Another section – Appreciation, Reminiscences and Reunion – had all those associated with the college, express their feelings, emotions and gratitude towards their alma mater. The programme was marked by cultural event comprising of classical dance form performed by students and songs sung by the staff members.

The programme was hosted by Dr Vaikhari Wazalwar, co-convenor of the event and Dr Laila Bhairayya. The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr Karuna Ganvir – the convener of the event. The entire teaching and non-teaching staff contributed immensely for the success of the programme.

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Students floor audience with their performances at Gaikwad Patil College’s ‘Flashmob 2K22’

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Nation Next Newsroom | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

Students of Nagpur’s Tulsiramji Gaikwad Patil College of Engineering and Technology impressed the audience present with their performances at ‘Flashmob 2K22’ organised by the training and placement department of the college recently.

The event kick started after remarks from Director Dr Prashant Kadu. RJ Nisha from Big FM 92.7 was also present during the event, which also consisted of installation of the Mavericks Students forum. Apart from enabling the students to have some fun, the event also aimed at instilling interpersonal skills, confidence and critical thinking for solving real world problems.

Waseem Qureshi, Shweta Bhoyar, Chetan Jambhulkar, Abhay Rewatkar, Sandeep Thakre, Pravin Petkar, Rohit Deshmukh, Akansha Bhondade, Kavish Gaurkhede and all Mavericks Students forum members worked tirelessly to make the event a grand success.

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Students, parents have fun-filled day at ‘Wonderland’ organised by Jain International School in Nagpur

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Jain International School (JIS), on December 19, hosted a fun fete – Wonderland: A Fun Fiesta’ for the students of JIS and their feeder kindergarten – Little Jewels. At the fete, parents and friends of the students of the school were also invited. The event was a great opportunity for the students to have a fun time with their friends, parents and teachers after a long time.

The theme of the fete was Fantasy. Abiding by the theme, children, parents and teachers were dressed as their favourite ‘fantasy’ character. Following all the COVID-19 protocols strictly, teachers, dressed up as popular fantasy characters, rolled out the red carpet for students and organized a plethora of super exciting activities.

An eye-catching fantasy backdrop coupled with music and dance left the attendees extremely delighted. The event included one-of-a-kind games such as Kill Voldemort and Witchs Hat Ring Toss. Interesting activities related to pottery and tattoo making along with a food court with several delicacies to feast on kept the attendees in good spirits.

Senior Principal Anmol Badjatia and members of the management of Jain International School lauded the teachers and the organizing committee for their efforts in making the event a success.

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