Goonj 2012

The most awaited cultural event of TAPMI, WAVES – 2012 started off with a bang on the 9th of January with the intra TAPMI dance competition – ‘Naach’ and ended on 10th January with ‘Goonj’ – the inter section music competition. Goonj was nothing short of an extravagant musical night with performances  showcasing hidden talent amongst the students.

The restriction on the number of participants from the music committee ensured maximum participation from all the students. The zeal with which all the students practised and performed was evident from the wonderful performances on the D-day. The seven sections of PGP-1 and PGP-2 displayed some great talent. It was a nice opportunity for the students to unwind from the rigour and take a back seat and relax a little. The songs varied depending on the themes chosen by the different teams. The variations could be seen from the seventies to the current fads and across various languages.  The crowd encouraged all the performers with their cheering throughout the evening and didn’t seem to get enough of the performances.

The esteemed judges Ms. Uma Udaya Shankar, the founder of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Bharati Institute and Dr. Neetha Inamdar, Head of Department of European Studies, who are eminent musicians of the industry, found the energy of the atmosphere very infectious and they were found to be enjoying themselves thoroughly. There was also Dr. Balaji, an alumnus of MIT and a guest faculty of TAPMI who was invited as a special guest to the event. He surprised everyone with a great performance of an old song and all the students and faculty swayed to his slow and melodious song. The orchestra team of Bhakta and Bhakta made sure that all the performances went by perfectly. Since the judges had to leave after just 2 rounds due to other obligations, Prof. Sankalpa and Dr. Balaji took over as judges for the remaining performances. Towards the end, Prof. Sankalpa Bhattacharjee left the audience electrified, with his tabla performance.

Finally the winners – Korezz of PGP-2 collected their award from Prof. Chowdari Prasad who sang a couple of lines and showed his interest in singing. The winners of the event WAVES – both Goonj and Naach, the Angry Monks of PGP-1, were ecstatic. The result was taken in good strides by all the other students as they cheered the winners and this concluded the 2-day festival of TAPMI. It was indeed a refreshing and enjoyable show.


Events Galore @ TAPMI

The last few days saw a lot of fun activities in the campus. The first among them was Naach, which is the annual inter-class Dance Competition held at TAPMI. Held on the evening of 28th October, Naach was a big success, thanks to the overwhelming participation by almost the entire college! Be it the almost professional performance of Team BPO from PGP2, or the highly entertaining and high on energy show by Team Happy Feet from PGP1, each class made sure that they put their best ‘dancing foot’ forward! The competition was won by Team BPO, followed closely by Happy Feet. The class from HCM also put up a spirited show at the end.

NAACH was immediately followed by DEFI-10, which is the annual Entrepreneurship event at TAPMI. 8 teams with very new and unique ideas were selected to implement their Business plans within the limits of Manipal. Be it the Grab-a-Zorb team that brought Zorbing to Manipal and to TAPMI, or Team Aagama which delivered fresh fruits at every doorstep, or Team LucreSource which did everything from having a chat stall to massaging, DEFI was one event which was enjoyed by one and all! The creativity of all the teams was well appreciated by the students, and everyone is looking forward to DEFI-11 to implement even newer ideas!

Snapshot of Events at TAPMI

The BrandScan 2010 team officially announced the 10 different market research projects that will be undertaken during BrandScan, which is going to be held at the MJC grounds on 13th and 14th November. All the students were divided into groups, with each group working on one of the projects. This Sunday also saw the official opening of BrandScan 2010, with a 5 km. Marathon organized by the students of TAPMI for the cause “Say NO to Drugs!!”

Apart from all these events, the students of TAPMI also celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights, inside the campus. Friday evening saw a Lakshmi pooja held in the Student Centre, which was attended by one and all. This was followed by students bursting crackers near the Academic Block, and spreading goodwill among each other. It was another occasion where the entire campus joined hands to celebrate the feeling of togetherness.