Jashan-e-Baharan Celebrations at CBM
Jashan-e-Baharan or the onset of spring is celebrated all over the country and different festivals are organized on its arrival. CBM, one of the leading business schools of the country, organized a similar festival, ‘Basant Mela’ by name, on the 24th of March, 2008. The event, starting at 3:00 pm, was an astounding success with hundreds of students thronging the campus premises to participate in the festivities. The program wonderfully galvanized the enthusiasm of both the students and the faculty members and was staged in a typical ambience of spring season encompassing colours, kites and excitement everywhere.
The Prologue: Hectic and intense preparations preceded the event with every minute detail from the arrangement of the tables that needed to be laid out to the number of people expected to attend the event, both students of the college and expected outsiders. As performers rehearsed days and nights, fellow students also supported, cheered and propelled them to put up their best show. A mini dress rehearsal of concert and entertainment programs was held on the 20th of March at the campus auditorium and only the students of CBM were allowed to have on-stage performance.
The Mela: Volunteers of the Entertainment & Publications Society started to troop in promptly by 10:00 am in the morning. The event gathered momentum with the unfolding of the event backdrop and the tables being laid out. As the creaks of the microphones and the "Hello"s reverberated throughout the hall, one could sense the excitement in store. By the middle of afternoon the pace saturated and as the clock struck 3:00 pm the event was officially declared opened by the president of the said society and students started pouring in. A hearty welcome in traditional style was offered to the patrons, including the Executive Director Academics of the college, Mr. Talib S. Karim. Once inside, nostrils were filled with the flavors of the Cha’at, Samosas...
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