CHANDIGARH: 03 November 2011: The second day of SOCH 2011 commenced with “Colour Me Wild” which was the face and t-shirt painting. A total of 16 teams participated and presented a creative display of art in accordance with the theme given to them which was “Youth Unplugged”. Miss Shewta Sharma, Assistant Professor, NIFT, Mohali, was the esteemed judge for the event. “It is always a pleasure to be in the University. The theme given to the participants was truly justified which more or less reflected their lifestyle and independent thinking”, said, Shweta Sharma.
“Gone in 90 Seconds”, the extempore event, received 18 participants wherein they were given various media related topics like Mainstream media, media stereotyping etc. The participants were given 1 minute to think and thereafter they were required to speak for 90 seconds. The judges for the event were Miss Jasvir Kaur, Associate Professor, Government College of Yoga & Health and Mr. Balwant Gurunay, Corporate Trainer. “The
event was meticulously organised and the students were quite expressive in their viewpoint”, said Miss Jasvir Kaur.
“Blueprint”, the design event, had 8 teams participating, wherein they were asked to design a magazine cover page. The theme given for the design was 3G- Get Guts Going. The designs so presented reflected youth, cars, fashion and music. Mr. Sumit Soni, Director, Zap Build and Mr. Mohit Sharma, Senior Manager, IT, Glimpse were the judges for the event. “The students showed great potential in terms of graphics and design which is essentially the pre-requisite for this flourishing industry”, said, Sumit Soni.
The day witnessed several other exciting events like “Freeze It” (photography), “Mind Buzzer” (media quiz) and “On Stage” (skit) that invited an overwhelming participation. Also, a Sufi night by Jagir Parvez and ROCK concert featuring 5 young bands made the STAR Night a great success.
School of Communication Studies hosted their cultural night, “Dancing Shoes”, on day one of SOCH Media Fest, i.e., 2nd November, 2011, in the Law Auditorium. Dancing Shoes is an inter-college dance competition that invites participation from various colleges and universities. The theme of the competition was “Street Dance”.
A total of 5 teams participated from various colleges like Khalsa College (Chandigarh), Government College (Sector 46, Chandigarh), UILS (Panjab University), SD College (Chandigarh) and Chitkara University (Baddi).
Naveen and Meenakshi of Dance India Dance fame were the esteemed judges for the evening. “I thoroughly enjoyed the performances and am delighted to see such talented youngsters”, said Meenakshi. “I feel privileged to be a part of such an event as a judge and it’s endearing to see such a potential in the students”, said Naveen. RJ
Manav of 94.3 MY FM also graced the occasion.
The students of the department also unleashed their dancing skills by giving thrilling performances and mesmerising the PU crowd. To add to the excitement, a special performance by the “Show Stoppers” of India’s Got Talent Season 3 fame was the main attraction of the evening. “This is our first performance since our participation in India’s Got Talent. We are currently conducting classes for various dance forms in our
Show Stoppers Dance Academy, Sector 27, Chandigarh, with an aim to promote the budding dancing stars,” said Abhinav Abrol, lead of the group.
The winners of the Dancing Shoes will be announced on the day three of the fest, i.e., 4th November 2011, at the Valedictory function.