On 19th October 2019, Christ Academy organized Ethnic day ‘Sangamahotsav’ which focused on celebrating different cultures, regions, and languages, to showcase the tradition of every student of our college. It was an endeavor to bring about a simple expression of unity in diversity that holds together the multitudes of outlooks, lifestyles, and traditions to reflect the ethnicity of our country.. Going traditional… students of Christ Academy Junior College and Christ Academy Degree College celebrated it in full pomp and splendor. All the students were divided into nine groups class-wise and each group was given a festival or celebration as their theme. The festivals were Navaratri, Onam, Pongal, Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali, Holi, Lohri, Durga Pooja, and Bihu. The students were provided with an opportunity to celebrate the diversity of vibrant and colorful India. The whole was charged with the ethnic atmosphere when a mini India was created with students in their dazzling, colorful, exquisite traditional apparel.
The day’s proceedings were grouped into three- the decorations, the procession, and the dance. The excitement and vigor for the ethnic day began a week back as the groups were allotted a spot each to decorate according to their themes.
The occasion was graced by Mr.Vaijinath Biradar and Mr.Sharan who were welcomed with enthusiasm and spirit. The day began with the procession which included each group coming forward and giving a short performance on their theme. Then all the groups took a walk around the campus while depicting their festival in the most creative way possible.
The procession was followed by the dance performance of all the groups. The groups were allotted nine minutes each to perform either a dance or a dance drama based on their theme. The performances were so enthralling that the judges were put in a tough spot when it came to announcing one of them as the winner. This was followed by the award ceremony where the groups were awarded for the procession and the dance. The most awaited moment of the day was the DJ performance when after a fun yet tiring day, the students danced their hearts out. In the era of modernization and westernization when most of the people are moving away from their own culture and history, events like Ethnic day enable the young generation to revive love and respect for their own culture and history.