Students and teachers of the English department at CMR Institute of Management Studies decided to circle out their calendars on the 12th of January 2018 to celebrate the most widely spoken of languages across the globe, a day dedicated solely to English, a day to celebrate the wide range of expressions and emotions it offers and a chance for students and teachers to explore the world of superheroes and villains.
The college auditorium was abuzz with activities starting with an act where the world of DC and Marvel collided with that of activist-poets and Nobel prize laureates, real life heroes like Tenzin Tsundue, Malala Yousafzai and Maya Angelou for their contribution to literature and to society. It takes an inter-galactic villain on a journey to find the path of righteousness and become a finer version of themselves. English being the worldly and versatile language that it is allowed us just the excuse we were looking for to celebrate the Afghani and Tibetan culture in the form of a series of dances that have long been an important means of personal and artistic expression. We made use of the occasion to pay our tributes to a real-life superhero, Michael Jackson, a compassionate human being with a moral code who touched the lives of millions across the globe.
The audience participated by dressing up as their favourite superheroes and villains and the best dressed participants were awarded prizes for their enthusiasm and artistic creativity. Teachers of the English department couldn’t resist the need to join in as they engaged in face painting superhero symbols.
What better way to end the day than with a fashion cosplay, participants were asked to come out on the ramp and strut their stuff on the ramp with their costumes to have fun and dazzle the crowd. As the day came to an end the awestruck audience walked out with memories to be cherished.