Mangaluru, Nov 9: A week-long cultural fest was initiated with a jubilant inaugural ceremony with the unveiling of the logo AIKYAM 2022 by the administrator Fr Roshan Crasta. An array of various interhouse off stage competitions were conducted which included Mehendika-Mehendi art, Flaunt ur hair style-hair styling for females, Pixels-photography, Pen down your views-English and Kannada essay writing competitions, Spectra-Art relay, Caricature-Comic strip, Bon Appetite-Cooking without fire, Versatile verses-Poetry writing and Face canvas-face painting were held from November 4 to 7.
The grand finale of the cultural fest and ethnic day celebration were flagged off by vivid and exhilarating on stage competitions on November 9 which included Shine on yoga-Artistic yoga, Sur Sangam eastern group singing, Samyukt eastern duet singing, Step hoppers-Non thematic dance, Cine shot short movie screening, Impromptu-Extempore and Vibgyor-Variety entertainment competitions. The students showcased their talents and participated in the competitions with immense zeal and enthusiasm. The students and faculty members were adorned in traditional attire as a part of ethnic day celebration which created a festive euphoric ambience.
The valedictory programme was held on November 9 at 3.30 pm. The programme commenced with the invoking of the blessings of the Almighty by Rose and team through a melodious prayer song. Dr E S J Prabhu Kiran, principal, Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College welcomed the gathering and introduced the chief guest Velita Lobo, research scholar, Department of Commerce, Srinivas University, Mangaluru.
The chief guest, in her message, reminded all the students to self-motivate for a better future. "Participation is everything and stop comparing oneself with others rather start competing with yourself," she advised.
Momento was presented to the chief guest by the Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, director, FMCI as a token of appreciation and gratitude.
The director, in his message, reminded the gatered about the spirit of AIKYAM 2022 and advised not to think more about wining or losing but follow the spirit and the ethos of the programme. Dr Jolly D’Mello, cultural co-ordinator declared the results of various competitions held during the cultural fest. Trophies and certificates were awarded to the winners by the chief guest, director and administrator.
The overall champions of cultural fest were from the house Allen. Vote of thanks was proposed by Joe Paul, cultural secretary, Students’ Council.
Glimpses of cultural events hosted during the Cultural fest - AIKYAM 2022 was presented with a brief documentary. Velita Lobo enthralled the audience with her euphonious performance.
A special Yakshagana performance was performed by Shriraksha, professional Yakshagana artiste and First BHMS students Anna Johnson and Deron Maben compered the event eloquently . The programme concluded with the singing of institution anthem.