As the Monsoon season has set in, MCM DAV College for Women organised a SAWAN FEST or TEEJ UTSAV for the students to pamper themselves out of their busy schedule. The fun filled fest had the dress code of traditional wear and with bright colours all around, the fest went on to be an amazing experience for the entire freshers. Mrs. Bhavna Garg, Commissioner Municipal Corporation accentuated the function as the chief guest. As special guests Ms. Barjinder Bajwa, Registrar Cooperative Societies, Govt of India and Ms. Manisha Bansal Badal, Indian Postal Service of The Punjab Circle made the event more special with their benign presence.
The fest comprised of various activities from dancing and singing to rides inside the precincts of the college. Girls got a chance to ride with MotiRam Singh and Meethu Ram Singh, the two camels who became the heroes of the festival. There was a beautiful array of hand-made jewellery boxes by interior designing department, made using waste materials. A manifestation of cosmetic products by Avon the Company for Women and MK Arts displayed their different designer jaipuri kurtis. Parallel to this, aMehndi Competition was also held, where so many girls participated and got their hands beautifully covered in the hues of henna. When we stand on the land of Punjab it is impossible not to hear the beats of dhol. So while the campus field was filled with beautiful stalls, the gymnasium hall saw an enthralling performance on the tunes of Bhangra. The rhyme of music which reverberates in the air opens the gate for the melody rare. The talented girls of the music department took us to rhythmical paradise with their different rags called RAGMALA. Simran, Roopali and Paramjot raptured everyone with their musical realms like Raba raba mee barsa, Abke sawan aese barse, Barse bundiyan sawan ki and many more.
While the fun was on its full swing, this exuberant fest witnessed many interactive games such as Punjabi Tongue Twisters, Blind fold Bindi Game, Dumb Charades and who is the Lucky one. Vishavjot was graced with a gift hamper from Avon as she won the title of teej queen, selected on the basis of the most colourful traditional attire. As our lives are incomplete without food, so was our Sawan Fest. There was a variety of scrumptious food available for the students as well as the teachers. The Food Science and Quality Control Department brought before the students many dishes such as Fruit chat, lemon soda, bhelpuri, popcorns and crunchy burst canapés which made everyone’s mouth watery. The stalls like Italian with Indian Jhule, Taste and Tell, Chaupati and Zayaka touched the variant starters from around the world. Lassi, chole kulche, falooda, ice-cream drink, Italian pasta, sangria,fusion of flavours, pappad italiano are many such delectable dishes which added a flavour to this function.
This fest was like a fresh lime soda on a hot summer day, rejuvenating our moods. Girls were full of zeal and enthusiasm and a new shine was visible on everyone’s face. At the end of the fest all the students took with them loads of memories to cherish and behold forever.
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