MOHAMMED ANWAR appreciates the C-Zone winners and the participants.
Conducting literary and culture programmes in educational institutions will help to reduce tensions and stresses and it brings forth more love and understanding in an increasingly tensed ambience. School and College festivals are the most beautiful memories often students keep for ever. Creativity of the campus community is always unleashed during these days. The hill of SIAS cherishes with those memories, by creating history more heights: the heights of glory.
In Calicut University C-Zone arts festival held at PSMO college Thirurangadi (Stage items) and at University Campus (Off stage items) on Feb 5-12, this small self-financing college is full of happy achievements with a historic third place by participating in 90 competitions with 120 students.
Not a little thing
“We’ve got third place in three years of participation. It’s not a little thing that the students of this hut reach at an apex of success. This union is proud of it and it has taken initiative to shape the college to fly to great success.” Mr. Abdul Samad, Union Chairman of SIAS expresses his satisfaction. ‘The management has been very supportive; we hope it will give more care for tracing and training talents among the students,” added he.
Mr. Jackson K David, Fine Arts Advisor, is very enthusiastic about the glory peaks the campus has reached. His role has been very vital in organising various competitions on the campus and thus brining out talents in different fields. “Our students have written history. We only aimed at participating in the festival with maximum members in maximum items; our students were performed well and got an overall third place. I remember one of our students, Ms. Divyasree, IV Semester, BSc Biotechnology, who scored 15 points in offstage items. And we couldn’t have made our achievements in drama, without Noushad sir’s efforts. Nasru sir also contributed much. We had had a great team work of many teachers and students. It was wonderful,” he says.
Sabeeh E, Fine Arts Secretary of SIAS, is more than elated to put the campus on the victory stand of the C-Zone festivals. “More than 90 colleges participated in the Malappuram district zonal festival. We have got fifth position in stage items and second place in off-stage items. It’s a historical success and if we give more training to students we can see ourselves on top of the score board in next years”. The
college fine arts programme held on the campus was a good support to participants to reduce stage fright and to lift their confidence, believes Sabeeh. “For conducting such programmes many persons have supported. Jackson Sir helped so much. We are immensely thankful to him. Principal also encouraged students that the SIAS should represent C-Zone with positive attitude and have to excel to find success. And I cannot forget my classmates and friends from other classes. They were instrumental in every day of fine arts programme and C-zone arts festival”, says Sabeeh.
Mr. M. Noushad, Head of MCJ department, says the third position in the district level arts festival is a thing to celebrate. For him, arts festivals are a chance to collect new friends, through directing dramas in English, Hindi and Malayalam, with his colleague Mr. Nasrullah Khan. The dramas by SIAS have been applauded by viewers and judges alike. The English drama, an independent adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s epic play Peer Gynt, won the first place and the best actor for its lead actor Omer Muqtar M Shah, IISemester BBA. The Hindi drama stood third while the Malayalam team got A Grade with the best actress award for Reema Abdulnaser for her brilliant portrayal of a blind grandmother. “Usually, drama teams of various colleges make a lot of funds available and make the costume and settings luxurious with the help of professionals. We spend minimum on such things. Drama is basically actor-oriented; settings and other stuffs are needed to support the theme and the actors. They are secondary, we have got brilliant performers in all three plays. It was awesome to watch them on the stage; we would be equally happy even if the judges didn’t put them in the prize list,” says Noushad.
Pooram Kali was included in the competition list for the first time and the SIAS team, led by Hafiz, IV Semester BA Economics, won a fabulous first prize. The judges of Pooram Kali appreciated the original and zealous presentation of the team.
And more than the prizes, every participants of the arts festival utilized the opportunities to express their talents. Staffs and students are appreciates each other, and the winners hosted at college with more gifts.
Pooram Kali, First place : Hafiz and Party
English Drama, First place – Omar Muqtar M Shah and team
English Drama, Best Actor – Omar Muqtar M Shah
Hindi Drama, Third place – Chinnu Paul and Party
Malayalam Drama, Best actress – Reema Abdul Nasar
Rangoli, First place – Athira P (Biotec),
Tamil Versification, Second place – Rejina AK
Tamil Essay, Second place – Rejina AK
English Versification, First place – Zainab Salih
Arabic Story Writing, First place – Muhammed Rasheed
Clay Modelling, Third place – Jasim Khan
Urdu Elocution, Third place – Abdurahiman
Tamil Elocution, Third place – Mufeeda