Celebrating Christmas creatively
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This year, Christmas came a tad early for the students of Carmel College of Arts, Science and Commerce for Women, Nuvem, as they held their Christmas programme for students on December 20, 2019 in the college auditorium. The well-curated programme comprised off-stage and on-stage events conceptualised by the students themselves. The beautiful backdrop highlighted the Christmas theme, viz. ‘Jesus, Hope of the World’. Sr Aradhana AC, Principal, spoke about the joy of giving. Sr Lizanne AC appreciated the efforts of the students in conveying the Christmas message so creatively.
The programme began with the striking lines by compere and staff member Andrea who reminded the gathering that Christmas is not about giving of presents but about the opening of your heart. This was followed by the Christmas novena.
The students participated wholeheartedly in the various events. The first on-stage event was the live crib and carols staged by BSc students. As a group of students sang carols like ‘We Three Kings’, the characters came alive on stage. Next up was FYBA with a dance performance to the song ‘Jingle Bell Rock’. Preferring mime as their form of expression, BCom students showed how a girl gives up the money she had saved in order to save the life of an accident victim. The Christmas fashion show was presented by SYBA students. As carols played in the background, students dressed as festive characters stepped onto the stage. Some of these were Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer and even a Christmas Tree. The last performance, a dance, was presented by TYBSc.
The prizes for the off-stage events were as follows: Star making – First Prize to Sweta and Jude (SYBCom); Second prize to Snifa and Precida (FYBCom); Third prize to Pearl and Tania (FYBCom). Sunita (FYBA) won the Lantern making competition.
For the finale, Xena Bal dressed as Santa strew the hall with a shower of sweets. With several spot prizes thrown in, the students had a gala time.[H]