Christ College, Pune, organised their two-day inter-collegiate fest Impulse ’19, recently. It was held at their campus on September 17 and 18. This year, the fest was inaugurated by T C Benjamin. The chief guest appreciated the college for its efforts and the students for their talent and expressed hope to identify more such talent and better expressions of creativity in future.
In his address, director of Christ College Pune, Dr Fr Sony Chundattu CMI, expressed delight in exploring boundless prospects of new teaching-learning experiences and shaping a generation which can confront the challenges of the competitive complex world. Welcoming the participants to the fest, the organising secretary of Impulse ’19, Dr Jiji Johnson inspired students to make the best use of opportunities provided to exhibit their talent.
Day 1 of the fest saw active participation of students from various junior and senior colleges for events like Paper Presentation
C/ C ++ Programming, Quiz ,Street Play, Slam Poetry, Debate, Doodle Art, Photo Essay and many more fun events. Day 2 saw the youngsters participating in group dance, elocution and even business plan.
The senior colleges that participated in the fest included Symbiosis College of Arts, Commerce and Science, St Vincent’s College, AFMC, DY Patil University, Abeda Inamdar, MMCC, MIT, St Mira’s, Moze College, Raisoni College, Nowrosjee Wadia College, Lexicon Management Institute, Pratibha College, Sinhagad College of Science, Christ University Lavasa and so on.
Junior college participants included students from Bishops Junior College Camp, St Ursula Junior College, Loyola Junior College, Angel High School and Junior College, St Felix Junior College, RIMS International, St Mary’s Junior College, St Anne’s Junior College and many more.
Exuberant performances by students in various events were well appreciated by the judges. The platform opened opportunities for youngsters to explore their talent and widen their horizons. More than 50 colleges and over 500 students participated in the event.
Dr Jose Kuriedath CMI, former general councillor of education, CMI Congregation, was the guest of honour for the closing ceremony which was also graced by the presence of the manager, Carmel Vidya Bhavan Trust, Rev Fr Joy Puthussery, CMI. Addressing the gathering Dr Kuriedath highlighted the paradigm shift in education and how events of this sort help meet the demands and expectations of the future. Proposing the vote of thanks student coordinator for Impulse, Raul D’Mellow, acknowledged the support of participating colleges in the successful execution of the event.
While Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce took home the overall championship trophy for senior colleges, St Ursula Junior college bagged the trophy among the junior colleges.