Reasons to Celebrate – Staff Utsav 2019

Utsav is a cultural extravaganza that involves all students and faculty from all colleges of MAHE. Kicking off Utsav, on the 23rd of March was the Staff Cooking Competitions at the WGSHA Kitchen.
What started off many years ago as a food presentation competition where the participants prepared the food items at home and brought it for judging has now evolved into a MasterChef style cook-off between the faculty!
Conducted in 3 Categories – Vegetarian Dish, Non-Vegetarian Dish, and Desserts, the competition saw several faculty members participate. Mystery Ingredients were provided to increase the spirit of competition to test how creatively the participants could use them. Wild Jackfruit gave a wild surprise to the Vegetarian participants and Kokum was the mystery ingredient for Non-Veg.
The Vegetarian Category saw Dr. Kanthilatha Pai from KMC Manipal take home the gold, with Kavita Nagasampige from SOC and Dr. Aditi Chopra from MCODS Manipal come in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
The Non-Vegetarian Category had Nagarajan T from SOAHS win the first place, and Dr. Rashmi KS from KMC Mangalore win 2nd with Sairoz from KMC Manipal win the 3rd place.
The Desserts Category with the mystery ingredients as Dates and Tender Coconut saw SOAHS’s Dr Kanka G win the 1st place with SOC’s Kartikey Goswami and SOAHS’s Asha Patil win 2nd and 3rd.
A week later, at the EDU Counselling Hall on Day 0 of Utsav, Flower Arrangement Competition for the faculty was held on the theme of Wonderland! Dr. Bincy George from MMMC Manipal won 1st place with Dr. Poornima P Kundapur from MIT Manipal and Dr. Chandrashekhar Nayak from SOC Manipal winning home 2nd and 3rd.
A week later, at the EDU Counselling Hall on Day 0 of Utsav, Flower Arrangement Competition for the faculty was held on the theme of Wonderland! Dr. Bincy George from MMMC Manipal won 1st place with Dr. Poornima P Kundapur from MIT Manipal and Dr. Chandrashekhar Nayak from SOC Manipal winning home 2nd and 3rd.
The most awaited program of the day was, of course, the Variety Entertainment Program put up by the Staff during the Evening at the KMC Greens Mainstage. A myriad of colourful performances from all colleges of MAHE Manipal and Mangalore saw the faculty members embrace their creative side putting up a strong show for all those in Greens to enjoy!
The first place was won by Utsav 2018 Champions – MCODS Manipal continuing their winning ways and declaring their intention to be strong contenders for this year’s trophy as well! SOC Manipal put up a show that deservedly earned a standing ovation from the crowd with a performance that gave a beautiful take-home message empowering women and the transgender community! The 3rd place was jointly shared by MCON Manipal and MAHE Manipal.
Day 0 of Utsav drew in a huge crowd from all over Manipal and kicked off a strong show at MAHE! The Student Utsav that is to continue for the next 4 days has a lot to offer!
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