Kalajyothi

Kalajyothi, the literary, cultural and arts fest of the UG department is the signature fest of the Literary and Cultural Association and the first fest of the academic year. As the name suggests, the fest marks the lighting of art that illuminates beacons of creativity across the college as students from different departments come forward to display their skills. For the newcomers, it is an exhibit and a platform through which they can showcase their uniqueness and talent while senior students find it as an opportunity to display their development and love for the arts that has grown in their time with Kristu Jayanti College.

The fest comprises of competitions in Dance, Music, Literature, Drama and Fine Arts, thus testing the talents of students in all the major five areas of the arts. In its search of unique and fresh talent each year, the Literary and Cultural Association (LCA) of the college introduces a new competition every year, thus expanding its outreach among students and staying relevant within the changing landscape of art in the modern world.

Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore conducted ‘Kalajyothi’, the annual literary and cultural arts fest for all undergraduate students on the zoom virtual platform which included events from literary, fine arts, music, dance and theatre categories. The annual collegiate fest was conducted online for the first time. It began on 28th September and culminated on 3rd October. The entire schedule was organized via zoom and conducted with judges and participants on the virtual platform. In total the fest included 6 literary events, 11 fine arts events, 3 theatre events and 5 music and dance events.

The literary events included creative writing, elocution, debate among other competitions which had categories in three languages – English, Hindi and Kannada and had a large number of participants. The debate topics ranged from discussion on the National Education Policy (NEP) to the pros and cons of online education in the pandemic times. The quizzing event which had two categories – secular and gospel were each held over the span of two days in order to facilitate the large influx of interest and enthusiasm in participants and was one of the few team events which the fest being held on an online platform was able to include. The personality contest and master of ceremony events in which the students are able to showcase their talents as emcees and hosts witnessed a lot of enthusiastic participation from across all the degree classes. The Fine Arts events included every aspect of creative expression like pencil sketching, paper painting, cartooning, poster making, trash art, nail art, rangoli, jewellery and costume design, digital photography and documentary video. While most of the events were conducted live on zoom, some events required an uploading of the prepared content which was also diligently accommodated by the participants.

The monoact, mimicry and masquerade events in theatre showcased the multitude of talents amongst the students, with several themes of social relevance also being highlighted. The classical, eastern and western dance events unleashed the immense talent of the participants who had auditions held to decide the final round of participants. The music events included solo singing competitions in western, eastern and classical categories and additionally had rap, beatboxing and instrumental solo to accommodate the wide range of talents among the musically gifted students at Kristu Jayanti. External judges and experts from the field of music, dance and theatre were present for the final round of evaluation, most of whom commended the performances put up by the students.

Overall the resounding success of the first ever online collegiate fest held over the online Zoom platform lies in the enthusiastic participation and talent showcased by the student body at Kristu Jayanti.

‘Kalajyothi 2019’, the annual intra-collegiate cultural and literary fest opens a platform for the students to showcase their talents through various events. The week long fest, from 29th July 2019 to 03 August 2019 saw the participation of thousands of students from the different departments of the college. The fest incorporated both secular & gospel events. Kalajyothi was initially inaugurated on July 27th 2019. New events introduced this academic year were Rap, Documentary video, Jam, Herbal Bouquet, Jewelry Making, Installation, Poster Making (Digital).

The fest featured 12 literary events, 16 fine arts events, 6 theatre events, 11 music events & 8 dance events. The gospel category had 15 events. More than 3500 registrations were recorded for the various events & over 1623 students participated in various events.

‘Kalajyothi 2018’, the annual intra-collegiate cultural and literary fest opens a platform for the students to showcase their talents through various events. The week long fest saw the participation of thousands of students from the different departments of the college. The fest incorporated both secular & gospel events. Kalajyothi was initially inaugurated on July 18th 2018. The events were conducted from 23rd July to 28th July 2018. New events introduced this academic year were Nail art & Elocution (English).

The fest featured 10 literary events, 14 fine arts events, 6 theatre events, 9 music events & 8 dance events. The gospel category had 13 events. More than 3500 registrations were recorded for the various events & over 1829 students participated in various events.

Kalajyothi , the intra collegiate literary, cultural and gospel fest, is conducted for the students from various departments in UG where they get together and showcase their talents and win prizes. Kalajyothi was conducted on 13th July 2017 to 22nd July 2017. The number of participants for Kalajyothi were 1985 students.

Kalajyothi 2017 was declared open by The Principal, Rev. Fr. Josekutty P.D. The chief guest for the occasion wasMr.Chris Phol, CEO, Ammirato Food Pvt Ltd. 48 events were conducted under the category of literary, fine arts, theater, music and dance.

Kalajyothi, the Intra Collegiate Literary, Cultural and Gospel fest, is conducted for the students from various departments in UG where they get together and showcase their talents and win prizes. Kalajyothi was conducted from 11th July to 16th July 2016. Kalajyothi 2016 was declared open by The Principal, Rev. Fr. Josekutty P.D. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Mr. Balaji Iyer, Associate Director and KM Leader, Grant Thornton LLP.

46 events were conducted under the category of literary, fine arts, theater, music and dance in which the number of participants were 1,437 students.

Kalajyothi, the intra collegiate literary, cultural and gospel fest, is conducted for the students from various departments in UG where they get together and showcase their talents and win prizes. Kalajyothi was conducted on 20th July to 25th July 2015. The number of participants for Kalajyothi was 1,574 students.

Kalajyothi 2015 was inaugurated on 15th July 2015 by Mr. Mikael De La Fuente , Director of Alliance Francaise, Bangalore. 40 secular and 07 Gospel events were conducted.

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