As the world outside becomes a smaller and an increasingly interconnected Global village, the campus of Kristu Jayanti College has also become a melting pot of diverse cultures. With students from the various states of India, the college also amalgamates a number of foreign cultures as well. The student population is a unique mixture of youth from different countries of Asia and Africa like Ghana, Costa Rica, the Middle -East, Korea etc.
As a result, the Ethnic Day is much anticipated and vibrant celebration of the cultures that the student body represents. Every year, the day is celebrated along with Onam- the harvest festival of Kerala. The students and faculty of the college come dressed in their ethnic wear and celebrate the spirit of unity and inclusiveness. The celebration of Onam in its typical style adds more colour and energy to the day.
On 23rd September 2023, Kristu Jayanti College organized an Ethnic Day celebration on its campus. The event aimed to promote cultural diversity, foster unity, and celebrate the richness of various ethnicities and traditions within the college community. The celebration began with a colorful cultural parade, featuring students and faculty dressed in traditional attire representing different states and cultures of India. The parade showcased the diverse cultural heritage of the nation. Students presented a variety of cultural performances, including traditional dances, and songs representing different regions. The ceremony took place on two venues Quadrangle and Turf which could contain 12,000 students. These performances reflected the vibrant tapestry of India's culture. Participants expressed great enthusiasm and appreciation for the event, highlighting its role in promoting inclusivity, understanding, and appreciation for different cultures within the college community.
“Diversity makes the world more beautiful” and one such day was celebrated at Kristu Jayanti College, Ethnic day on 22 October 2022. It was a grand celebration of reflecting the cultural diversity in the college. Cultural diversity is what makes the college a unique place for innovation, growth, and success. This year was merrier as we celebrated ethnic day in college after two years of the pandemic. Students from all over India and neighboring countries were dressed in their traditional attires in vibrant colors, enhancing the beauty and energy of the campus. The cultural programmes were organized on the college turf and the gathering was welcomed by Ms. Aaqifah Hilmi, General Secretary, of the Student Council. The symphony of India, a musical treat in five different Indian languages, by over 270 students of KJMA was an enthralling experience. Over 198 students exhibited various traditional and folk and Classical dances of India like Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi Thiruvathira, and Bhangra to Chirav from Mizoram to name a few. The highlight of the program was the Nepali folk dance and Tibetan folk dance from the International student community. The ethnic day ended with the rhythmic beats and fascinating progression of Shringari melam – A traditional orchestra endemic to Kerala, performed by professionals, transforming the energy of the crowd. This day was sure will be remembered by the students and as Kofi Annan says, ‘We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race’
Kristu Jayanti College celebrated Ethic Day on 21th September, 2019. Ethnic Day is a much awaited programme in the college calendars s it celebrates the diversity of cultures that Kristu Jayanti College encompasses through a variety of performances. The Celebrations started with vibrant sounds of the Chendamellam, followed by the popular drum dance of Karnataka Dollu Kunitha Perfoemed by Mr. Hidayath and team and Kamsallea, another dance from of Karnataka Students came dressed in their colorful ethic attire and enthusiastically participate in the celebrations.
The Ethnic day performances began with the traditional Garba dance from Gujarat , followed by Ghoomar , the traditional dance of Rajasthan and an upbeat Bhangra performance from Punjab, a graceful dance from Kelara and two traditional dances from the North Eastern states which also included the bamboo dance , followed by Tibetan dance the quadrangle celebrations were brought to a close with the much awaited chendamelam drum performance where the students danced and celebrated together.
Kristu Jayanti College celebrated Ethic Day on 19th September, 2018. Ethnic Day is a much awaited programme in the college calendars as it celebrates the diversity of cultures that Kristu Jayanti College encompasses through a variety of performances. Students came dressed in their colorful ethic attire and enthusiastically participate in the celebrations.
The international dance performances began with a Tibetan display, followed by a Nepali dance and African dance. The regional ethnic dances included the traditional Garba dance from Gujrat an upbeat Bhangra performance from Punjab, a graceful dance from Kelara and two traditional dances from the North Eastern states which also included the bamboo dance the quadrangle celebrations were brought to a close with the much awaited chenda melam drum performance where the students danced and celebrated together.
The ethnic day celebrations were held on the 4th September 2017. Kristu Jayanti College celebrated Ethnic Day with a great festive atmosphere. The students adorned in their ethnic wear also showcased various traditional performances. The various programs showcased a vernacular medley group song, Nagaland group song, Thiruvadhira, traditional dance of Kerala, Sub-Saharan dance of Africa. The Northeastern students performed their traditional dance Cheraw which is a ritual dance performed in Mizoram, consisting of four people holding two crossed pairs of bamboo staves.
After all these events, around two hundred students performed a ‘flash mob” dance performance which hyped the students to cheer and celebrate along with their fellow Jayantians.
Ethnic Day is considered as one of the liveliest and vibrant days of the college. This year we celebrated ethnic day on 27th September,2016. Students and faculties adorned themselves in their ethnic wear representing different parts of India and the world precisely. The college celebrates unity in diversity through acts that exhibit a cultural signature.
Ethnic day is a festival of ethnicity, diversity and culture. Ethnic day 2015 was celebrated on the 28th of August. The college was filled with colors of diversity across different states and nations. Students came dressed in their colorful ethnic attire and enthusiastically participated in the celebrations. Students as well as the faculty members adorned themselves in their ethnic wear representing different parts of the country. On this day, Kristu Jayanti takes pride in the celebration of its diversity and ethnicity.