by Zeshan Syed
Utsav Day 1
Passion, honesty, rigor, dedication.
These were the four credos that the participating colleges of Utsav 2017, Manipal’s flagship cultural event, swore to uphold.
The inauguration ceremony began with the ceremonial procession of the colleges under Manipal University, with KMC Manipal’s red flag leading, as they adorned the stage for the administration of the oath. To ‘accept failure with grace and victory with humility’ was a vow every college took proudly.
The chief guests for the evening were Mrs. Indira Ballal and Dr. H.S Ballal. The dignitaries lit the lamp, which signifies the celebration of knowledge, to kickstart the event.
The inauguration ceremony was followed by the prize distribution for events of the same day.