Mangaluru, Nov 13: Rang De, colours of India was celebrated on November 12 by St Agnes College (Autonomous), Mangaluru. The hosts of the event were Raaniya and Derisha. The programme commenced with a prayer led by the choir team.
Sr Dr M Venissa A C, principal inaugurated the event by lighting the lamp along with Marina Pinto, head of department of Physics, Malavika Shetty, head of department of Computer applications and student council co-ordinator, Ujjwala, PTA vice president and Adeline Martha Renjal, UG student president. The principal addressed the gathering and shared her thoughts on the importance of preserving the tradition and culture of the country.
The principal in the presence of Sr Christina Delphine, college choir co-ordinator, and Olivia, the college choir secretary, inaugurated the college orchestra 'AGNESTRA'. With their power packed performance, AGNESTRA captivated the audience. Being in a truly multicultural land the college celebrated ethnic day by presenting India at its glorious, multi- hued, multi-lingual, multi-ethnic pluralistic best. A Kannada dance drama depicting Onake Obavva’s story and various dance forms from different states such as Bharatanatyam (Tamil Nadu), Oppana (Kerala), Gharba (Gujarat), Ghoomar (Rajasthan), Bhangra (Punjab) were presented.
The purpose of this event was to appreciate the diversity of cultures and ethnicities of our country. Students donned in ethnic attire participated enthusiastically.