HUMANTRA’20: Celebrating Lives and More
The second week of December 2020 marked the beginning of the first ever virtual model of the greatest intra-collegiate fest HUMANTRA and marked a milestone in the history of fests in Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore. This four-day extravaganza was conducted by the Department of Social Sciences and Languages, with the theme “Celebrating Lives and More.’’ The fest started on 9th December 2020 from 4:30pm with three gripping events and continued to engage the students with four days of virtual platform of possibilities.
The inaugural session of the fest began on 12 December 2020 at 9:30 am with the invocation by the college choir. The Welcome address was given by Prof. S. J Michael, Coordinator, Department of Social Sciences and Languages, followed by the Introduction to the fest given by Dr. Gopakumar A. V, Dean, Faculty of Humanities. The Principal of Kristu Jayanti College, Rev. Dr. Augustine George graced the occasion with the Presidential Address. The Introduction of the Chief Guest was done by Ms. Pooja P. Patil. The Chief Guest, Dr. Rohma Javed Rashid, Faculty, Department of History and Culture at Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, enlightened the students with her words that centered primarily on how the study of Humanities is beyond classrooms and textbooks. Vote of Thanks was given by Ms. Amala George, Student Coordinator of Humantra’20. and the Inaugural session ended with the Jayantian Anthem.
The fest concluded with a Valedictory ceremony held on 12th December 2020 at 4 PM. The program started with the Invocation song by the College Choir. The Chief Guest for the Valedictory Ceremony was Fr. Lijo P. Thomas, Financial Administrator of Kristu Jayanti College. The Welcome Address was given by Mr. Hemango Akshay Hiwale, Faculty Coordinator of Humantra’20. This was followed by the Presidential Address by Fr. Lijo P. Thomas. Fr. Lijo spoke about the events that were conducted and praised the department for their efforts. Ms. Rukmini Kakoty, Faculty Coordinator of Humatra’20 declared the prize winners. Team Shastri won 1st place. Team Karnad and Team Thapar won 2nd and 3rd place respectively. Vote of Thanks was given by Mr. Mark Alwin Yesudas, Student Coordinator of Humantra’20. Finally, the event was concluded with the Jayantian Anthem.