Now, an international Habba fiesta
The Acharya Institute of Technology celebrated its fifth annual Habba last evening, but with a twist. This time around, the international student body of the institute decided to organise a whole day of Habba by themselves, and hence gave birth to the International Habba.
The event kicked-off with an Indian classical dance performance set against the backdrop of lush green hills and a bright sunny sky, away from the noise and bustle of the city, the scene was hypnotic. "It's great being back here at the Acharya Institute. The crowd's better and we are enjoying ourselves here," said Pravash, a former student.
The chief guest for the fest was Sarala Unnikrishnan, regional director, Indian Council for Cultural Relations and the guest of honor was Dr Macharia Stanley, a behavioural scientist from Kenya.
The fest included quite a diverse display of cultural events ranging from a rock show to a dance competition that had students performing Nepali, Tanzanian, Sri Lankan and Rwandan dances, a Hip Hop and Rap performance by a CMR college student and also a fashion show.
"This whole experience was just great and this being my final year I wanted to do something for my college. It was hard because I had to make time between studies, but I got to meet a lot of people and understand people from different places and colleges. It was a learning experience," said John M Sicilima, co-chairman of the student organising committee.
Add to that the multitude of students of various nationalities that attended the event, and you get a feeling that the International Habba lived up to its name.
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