VISTARA – Expanding all horizons
The Goa College
of Architecture, Altinho was
recently thriving with activity as it hosted its annual college fest, VISTARA
‘19 in association with the Department of Art and Culture, thus accomplising
its 25th milestone since it was conceptualised by Ar. Siddha Sardessai, in
1994. The colours that adorned the college walls and installations hinted at
the theme, which abstracted the term Aurora.
The event was held at
the Goa College of Architecture itself and at the Joggers’ Park, Altinho. Both
locations were lit up with installations that were designed and executed by the
students themselves. Their sharp contrasts and flowing lines expressed the
fluidity and modulation of the Northern and Southern Aurorae.
In all, the eight
colleges that participated were Goa College of Engineering, Goa University,
Government Polytechnic Panjim, Goa College of Arts, Goa College of Home
Science, Don Bosco (Fatorda), Goa Medical College and Goa College of
It was a plethora of
ideas that were expressed through art, music, dance and design that were
integrated into the different events testing the calibre and wits of the
students participating. There were a mix bag of formal, casual and informal
events that kept the participants on their toes throughout the 2-day event.
The first evening was
lit with groovy tunes led by DJ Skeletron. The second evening brought forth on
stage DJ Shaan, the first Indian DJ who began his journey at the Sunburn
Festival in Goa and further went on to play internationally at the prestigious
Tomorrowland held at Belgium.
The Goa College of
Engineering emerged as the ultimate winners of VISTARA ‘19, bagging the grand
trophy, followed by Goa University in the runners up. The two colleges also
shared the Sports Trophy.
function was held in the presence of the Principal, Prof. Dr. Ashish K. Rege,
who gave away the trophies and prizes along with the Chief Guest, Ar. Siddha
Sardessai, who pumped up the crowd with his cheers and words at the culmination
of the event.
term VISTARA means the expanse, and in the process of giving a spark to VISTARA
2019, the event definitely expanded all horizons - be it through thought, ideas
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