MMMC Students steal hearts on Day 1 of UTSAV 2015

The day started off with those, whose words are enough to injure a lay man’s soul, the literary scholars, the warriors who believe that the pen is actually mightier than the sword.

The adrenaline rush created by the Debate, topic being ‘We Can Wipe Out Corruption From Our Country’, was balanced by the light-hearted topics of Extempore like ‘Facebook’, ‘Mobile Phones’, ‘WhatsApp’, etc.

Cultural Parade UTSAV 2015 Bengali
Students portraying the many facets of a women at the cultural parade on Day 1 of UTSAV 2015 at Manipal university.
Cultural Parade UTSAV 2015 Traditions
Students display the many traditional art forms of India at the cultural parade on Day 1 of UTSAV 2015 at Manipal university
Cultural Parade UTSAV 2015 Weddings
The Indian culture has many way of celebrating the weddings. Here students portray the various attire of traditional weddings of India, at the cultural parade on Day 1 of UTSAV 2015 at Manipal University
Cultural Parade UTSAV 2015
The rich Indian Traditional dance and drama forms on display at the cultural parade on Day 1 of UTSAV 2015 at Manipal university
Inaugrating UTSAV 2015
Dr. K. Ramnarayan, Vice Chancellor Manipal University and Dr. Shobha Kamath, Cultural coordination committee chairman, inaugurating UTSAV 2015 at Manipal university
MMMC Manipal at Cultural Parade Utsav 2015
Students of MMMC, Manipal put up a dazzling show at the cultural parade on Day 1 of UTSAV 2015 at Manipal university

After a recess of about 45 minutes, the Counselling Hall in EDU filled up again for the soulful instrumental competition. Whereas, Pot Pourri started at around the same time at KMC Greens stage.

The events which were conducted parallel to the literary competitions were, Painting and Cartooning.

The highlight of the day was, undoubtedly, the grand Cultural Parade which began at 5PM.

The students showcased different cultures and portrayed various social issues through dance, drama and music.

The parade was graced, yet again, by PK. The students beautifully portrayed marriage customs from around the world, the Arabs and their culture, India and her cultural diversity and India through the brush strokes of Raja Ravi Varma.

Next, we witnessed some amazingly talented singers in Indian Non-Classical Vocals Solo and Group. The show stealers were the Malaysians who managed to sing Hindi songs.

MMMC Students singing in Hindi on stage at Utsav 2015
MMMC Students singing in Hindi on stage at Utsav 2015

The day concluded with the results of Debate and Extempore and the prize distribution of yesterday’s events of Staff UTSAV.

Debate: 1st place: MCOPS, Manipal
2nd place: MCODS, Manipal
3rd place: SOLS, Manipal

Extempore: 1st place: KMC, Manipal
2nd place: MCOPS, Manipal
3rd place: KMC, Mangalore