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zeppelin coverage

The word cultural lights up many faces in our college and I was one of them. As usual we had a pre cultural meet to decide on who will be what for the various cultural events. We brought in a lot of changes this time around like a brand new website, online registration, creative events to name a few.

For a change we even renamed our cultural from live wire to zeppelin. With all this in place and much more, we kick started our intra college cultural on 14 of March.

With around 25+ events all the department geared up to be the best. The registrations were sky rocketing. So we were forced to conduct prelims for many events. As an example to mention, antakshari prelims created so much of drama that the principal cancelled it for the first years. Till 14 to 23 the entire college buzzed about one word zeppelin relentlessly (they did at least for the OD’s they got in the name of zeppelin).

On the final day, that’s on 23 march we witnessed the artistic side of kcgians reaching new heights. The day kick started with solo dance performances. Kayalvizhi and Paul shared the first prize. A well deserved prize for both of them. The second prize was given to Helfina. She had the attitude for dance which got her the prize. The third prize went to Subashri for her brilliant bharatanatyam performace. Kudos to all the performers.

This was followed by battle of the music bands. With a wide variety of songs, they entertained and en thrilled the audience.

Now comes the much awaited part in zeppelin. The Choreo. This time around we had some of the best dance performances.

First performance was from the final years as a host performance. Watch the video and enjoy the sheer mass in their performance.

In the years to come this would be such a memorable moment not just for them but for the audience as well.

After watching that most of us thought we reached the saturation point where no one else can match up to this standard. We were proved wrong. With every dance performance the expectation kept growing and the competition got closer. The audience was on the edge of their seats and some of them even fell from their seats and started dancing off the dais. Most of the teams choice the popular numbers which got repeated again and again but who cares, we all enjoyed.

On the whole, Zeppelin was an awesome experience. We could not have had a perfect closing for the year.

On a personal note, it was during the course of zeppelin that I managed to make a few new friends and got to know more about my old friends. My organizing skills also got bit improved. I also taught an important lesson to myself to Stop organizing/volunteering and start participating.

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HYLC – The Trend Setter

I am not going to narrate in detail on what happened in every council because Rohit has already done a brilliant job on that. You can check out his blog post for all the council stories.

I am just going to share my experience as an observer and a blogger of hylc.

For benefit of the readers, HYLC is the Hindustan Young Leaders Conference which is more or less a simulation of the Modern United Nations. HYLC had 6 councils, out of which 3 councils (United Nations Security Council, G20, World Intellectual Property Organization) were simulated from MUN and the other 3 councils (Rio +20, Builderberg, Indian council) were simulating the powerful councils in real world which arrives at constructive conclusions to problems faced by the world.

All the councils discussed and debated on the agenda and functioned like how the real councils work. The idea to have a crisis situation as part of the agenda was impressive. Because this demanded an impulse response from the delegates with regards to the crisis. The councils handled the crisis situation really well and arrived at a draft solution.

The insight to have councils beyond the traditional MUN style needs a great deal of experience from the organizing team of hylc. Hats off to Secretary General, Balaji and Under Secretary General, Aravindan for the efforts put in terms of the selection of the councils and the agenda for this conference.

Day-1 saw a lot of learning as the amateurs outnumbered the seasoned MUN’ers in hylc. The Chairman’s of the councils started their sessions with the rules and procedures which have to be followed during the council proceedings. They also explained the agenda and clarified the doubts of the delegates for the same.

On day-2, every council started seriously discussing on their agenda. Some of the councils were given crisis situations which were related to the topic of discussion. By now all the delegates actively participated in the discussions and voiced their views for the nation/personality they were representing.

On the final day the councils arrived at a conclusion for the agenda on which they discussed and debated for the past 2 days.

I personally liked the UNSC council because most of the delegates in UNSC were impeccable. The part I liked the most about this council was that the chair made sure every single delegate in UNSC shared their opinion when a consensus was arrived on a particular issue. Even on day-3, after the formal session was over he gave feedback’s to every individual on points which they have to work on. He also encouraged them to attend more and more MUN’s and lobby more when they attend conferences of this sort.

HYLC is a trend setter. I say that for the 5 reasons which i have listed here.

1. HYLC simulated 3 councils which were not MUN councils. This has not been done by any other institutions/MUN before.

2. HYLC saw diversity in terms of delegates/chairman’s of the councils. School kids from Dubai debating with the experienced MUN’ers in councils like UNSC were a great deal.

3. The Inauguration and valedictory function was remarkable. The dais of the Mirza hall was graced by the presence of eminent speakers  Ms. Jennifer McIntyre, Mr. T.P. Sreenivasan, Ms. Sheela Rani Chunkath, Mr. Gopalkrishna Gandhi who awe-struck the audience with their mesmerizing speeches.

4. The Woman power behind the HYLC team. From the Director, Ms. Annie Jacob, to the faculty Ms. Anita Manuel and Ms. Georgina, to the members in the organizing team Ms. Nia Sam, Ms. Beryl Natasha, all of them showed an outstanding show case of woman power.

5. The Logistics of HYLC was very well taken care of by the organizing team.

I thank the HYLC team because if not for this event i would not have known what a moderated and unmoderated caucus is (those are the terms used in the councils for a moderated and unmoderated discussions) and many such things.

An event of this magnitude requires immense support from the management. Special thanks to Mr. Anand Verghese for the support which he rendered for the hylc team without which this would not have been possible.

I just cannot wait  for the next edition of HYLC to experience this awesomeness again.

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