The first few weeks at Biocon Academy were overwhelming with Classroom sessions, Assignments, Lab Visits, Guest Lectures and multitude of activities planned back to back. We were waiting for a break that would rejuvenate us to gain more knowledge which was due to be imparted through the future sessions.
The ‘Cultural Day’ celebration offered us a unique opportunity to be re-energized by connecting with our batch mates and faculty in an informal setting. This day was one of most memorable experiences for us and we would truly cherish these memories all our lives.
The announcement of the event came a week in advance and stirred a wave of enthusiasm and energy among all of us. The thought of having a break amidst the hectic schedule heightened the excitement and our enthusiasm to prepare for the event was boundless.
The theme for the day was ‘Ethnic Wear’ with an objective of representing the cultural variety of India. With girls draped in beautiful saris and guys in well fitted kurtas, the entire group looked vibrant and colorful.
The event began with a Ramp walk, and each one of us walked the ramp with panache and attitude.
This was followed by a poster presentation competition, the theme for the topic was ‘BE A BILLIONAIRE’ and it provided us with an opportunity to showcase our creativity. Each group presented their ideas of being a billionaire and how would they use the enormous wealth at their disposal. Some of the groups elucidated essence of contributing back to the society by means of uplifting the standards of education, healthcare and several other areas which need attention. While others, chose to indulge in the worldly pleasures and showcased some interesting ideas as to how they would do so.
The next activity in line was the most exhilarating and nail biting session of a Quiz and Minute to Win It games. We thoroughly enjoyed this activity as it tested our intelligence and allowed us to have loads of fun while we participated in the attention grabbing games. This activity filled the entire room with banter, giggles and students hooting for each other.
The climax of the day was presentation of short videos, which involved filming short film demonstrating our ideas on variety of topics ranging from Movies, Media, and Examinations etc. Most activities at the Biocon-KGI program prepared us for honing our skills and so did this. The activity was designed to explore the opportunity of working in team and delivering the desired output. The planning and execution for this project led us to discover ourselves as potential leaders, creators and team players. During the entire process of working on this project, we bonded as a team and pushed each other’s boundaries to explore our hidden talents.
The daylong event culminated with dance and singing performances by some of the students and some casual conversation and chats while enjoying sumptuous snacks organized by the team at Academy.
This day was truly the most amazing day of our short journey at the Biocon Academy!!! We will definitely cherish these memories for years to come and are truly delighted to be a part of the program that ensures learning while having fun.
KUDOS to the team at Biocon Academy for planning such a wonderful event.
Written by: Kritika Agarwal, Biocon-KGI Certificate program in Biosciences