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A perfect ending to the perfect start - Mayo College

Those blinded eyes meet the sight of pride, those deaf ears hear the sound of honor & the pessimist soul feels the need for change only when dystopia opts for utopia and the 134th edition of the Mayo College Annual Prize Giving Ceremony witnessed this need for change.
By: Shaswat Mimani

Mayo-College

25 November 2017 | Ajmer


The colors of the vibrant Pachranga can be witnessed waving itself once again, reflected in the proud and glistering eyes of the students here at Mayo. Those blinded eyes meet the sight of pride, those deaf ears hear the sound of honor & the pessimist soul feels the need for change only when dystopia opts for utopia and the 134th edition of the Mayo College Annual Prize Giving Ceremony witnessed this need for change. A change not only through letter but through spirit, a change through an array of ceremonial events covering all aspects of life, a change through music, drama, and sports but above all a change through the act of rewarding and experiencing. This themed Prize Giving focused on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations and the students pledged to achieve all 17 of them before the clocks stop ticking.

The annual function marked its commencement with the Prize Giving Play in which 15 cast members along with 15 crew members put up the classical 'Frankenstein' for which everybody had high acclamation and respect. The 60 minute classical required a preparation for 60 days but gave the assurance for an impact for at least 60 years. After a bold and impactful start, the next event, the Exhibition display kept the drum rolling with various societies and clubs presenting their role in this change. A change ranging from laboratory experiments to world level debates but the highlight of this event is the Equine Education Exhibition which focused on the change of morality. Morality not towards the obvious but towards the needy, the ones who are ignored and isolated from the rest. A change in the lives of horses through those willing to help. After an educational and inspirational journey through these exhibitions, the students tucked in their shirts for exhibiting a rainbow of sports displays at the Sports Day Event under the able stewardship of students itself. The event ranged from the martial arts displays to riders on horsebacks alongside 15 other displays.

The significance of this event doubled with the presence of Mr. Bhaichung Bhutia, former Indian Football Captain whose address was as enthralling as the event. The ending of the Sports Day was marked by the traditional Polo Match between the Mayo Vikings and the Mayo Mavericks where the former outscored the latter. The next mega event lined up was the Musical Recital where more than 500 students transformed those 2 hours of cold & silence to warmth & melody through their 15 performances on 150 different instruments. A complete composition of talent, effort, and enthusiasm lit the entire Prize Giving Ceremony where Admiral Sunil Lamba addressed the final day of the function as the Chief Guest after awarding all the achievers for the previous year. A perfect ending to the perfect start was what everybody called this year's Annual Prize Giving Ceremony. The change for which Mayo stood may not have been achieved completely but like the saying goes, "Be the change you wish to see in the world". This change keeps us driving until the time the word 'change' is no longer a word but a feeling.

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