Bequest 2016 with Theme ‘Utopia’ at Besant Women’s College

Bequest 2016 with Theme ‘Utopia’ at Besant Women’s College

Quest for the Best! Annual Inter Collegiate Student’s Talent Fest, “Bequest 2016” with Theme ‘Utopia’ inaugurated today at Besant Women’s College

Mangaluru: Annual Inter Collegiate Student’s Talent Fest, ‘Bequest – 2016 with a theme ‘UTOPIA’ –a journey towards perfection through culture, individual harmony was inaugurated on 22 September 2016 at 10 am at Besant women’s College (BWC), Mangaluru. This Bequest is designed to reflect on the unique festivals and distinctive food practices which are inseparable from us. It is an effort to trying to paint a kaleidoscopic view of the diversity of different cultures. The Fest will also continue on 23 September.


The prehistoric India mirrored an exceptional and extraordinary ideal of unity in diversity. Though the ancient generation was ignorant of this phrase, our ancestors lived the life in perfect harmony, thus teaching the world the lesson of cultural melodeon symphony. Youngsters shall now reiterate the age old ideals in which the older generations found bliss. Let us promote the universal truth that India, though culturally is a diversified country has the robustness to assimilate numerous traditions, civilizations, folklores, rituals into its wide domain. The world culture reflects a combination of the unique festivals with distinctive food practices. Thus, there was a kaleidoscopic view of the most diverse cultures, which was indeed a spectacular vision. The vision is what creates a coherent Utopia- Food, Culture, festival and Cultural Harmony..A journey towards perfection.

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Chief Guest Sathish Bhat- Correspondent of Besant Higher Primary English School inaugurated the Bequest 2016 by lighting the traditional lamp, along with dignitaries on the dais namely Kudpi Jagadish Shenoy President, Womens’ National Education Society, K. Devananda Pai,College correspondent, Dr. Sathish Kumar Shetty Principal of BWC , Prof. Syed Kahdar S-student welfare officer, Apeksha P – student council president, and Shaila Shet- VP of Student Council. In his address to the audience, Satish Bhat said, “Everyone is blessed with different talents, and each person is unique. It is the duty of an individual to recognize the talent within him or her and use it for the good of all.Education institutions promote all round development of students by conducting competition”.

He further said, “If you have talents, come forward and expose it, and make others happy and also make them follow in your footsteps. Make your talents more educative, informative, creative and unique. When you get an opportunity laugh, laugh when you can, but don’t laugh at others. Wish you all luck in your performances in Bequest 2016”. Recalling his student days in Besant Evening College he said, the spirit of young people was put in right direction by his Alma Mater. The students win the trophies to decorate showcases in college but the confidence and learning they win by participating in competitions remains eternally with the individuals who won it. Sathish Bhat unveiled the trophies to be given away to winners and runners of the event.

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Kudpi Jagadish Shenoy, President of Women’s National Education Society, presided over the function.In his presidential address he informed, the College organizes ‘Bequest’ annually, with a view to develop organizing skills, capacity building and enhancing peer understanding of the students’ community of this part who will be the citizens of tomorrow. He wished well to all participants. The principal of Besant Women’s College, Dr. Sathish Kumar Shetty welcomed the gathering earlier. He said, ‘UTOPIA’ is a definition for perfection in every aspect, it must be desired, achieved and lived. A perfect society is a reflection of a complete utilization of human power. Hence, the fest is organized under this theme to bring out the best in the students.


The two day fest will comprise of competitions like- Ice Breaker, Finance, Human Resource, Marketing, Best Manger, bhavageethabhinaya, Web Designing, Vegetable Carving, Food Distraction Quiz, Indian Folk Dance, Street Play-Chikka Mela, Pencil Sketching, Ad Parody, Parampara, Slogan Presentation, Sclup-It-Out :Harappa Clay Modeling, Traditional Costume Display. Fifteen colleges under Mangalore University are taking part part in this student fest.

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