The sixth edition of ‘Spring Fest’ of St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Jakhama, was held on March 8 and 9 with pomp and glee at the college campus. The festival is celebrated to welcome spring season and to showcase the cultural vibes of the people of Nagaland.
The event began on March 8 with Dr. Lily Sema, principal of Kohima Science College, as special guest besides other dignitaries and guests.
Some of the events included folk dance, Naga wrestling, modern dance, traditional car race, bamboo walk, traditional fire-making, and beat contest. Other entertainment items included polar lights, table three, petros dance and other extravaganzas performed by students of the college.
In his speech, Fr. Dr. Sebastian Ousepparampil highlighted about the importance of extra-curricular activities, while Dr. Lily Sema highlighted the importance of the spring season and congratulated the college for the many achievements. She remarked that colleges in the state should have a platform like spring fest of SJC (Autonomous).
In the traditional cart race with the participation of eight teams, Konyak, Chakesang, and Lotha teams were declared winners in the first, second and third places respectively. In the bamboo walking competition, Neikro Thulou-o of Chakesang tribe, Rampauchung of Zeliang tribe, Inaka of Sumi tribe bagged the first, second and third places respectively.
The Carmel Sisters presented a song “My saviour lives” to the excitement of the students. In the traditional fire-making competition, Angami, Konyak and Sumi tribes were declared winners.
Menou Soukhrie also enthralled the audience with her song, while Vipito Swu presented “Shallow” sung in duet. “Gravity” and other numbers were also performed with much power and beauty. The old students’ council members presented a rendition of John Denver’s “Country road.” Paradigm Theory, winners of the last year beat contest, also presented a performance.
In the beat contest, Volumes, One Purpose, and 5 Angry Women won the first, second and third place respectively.
Polar Lights also enthralled the crowds with their special songs. After the performance by Polar Lights, prizes were distributed to the winners of the various events. The prizes included laptop for the first winner, Vivo phone for second winner and a speaker for third winner.