A farewell is a time to say goodbye. Although it’s an emotional event, one has to say adieu on a happy note to the ones who are leaving and wish them luck in their next phase of life. With these sentiments in minds, it was a fun-filled and colourful evening on 25th March at SCMS-Cochin when juniors bade a grand farewell to their beloved seniors, under the name “Director’s Fireside 2013”.
The seniors had a great time, and enjoyed every moment of the well organised farewell party by their juniors. The event began with a video which captured many cherished memories and moments from their two years in the institution. Faculty members shared their memories with the outgoing batch and wished them well in their careers.
The juniors showed their affection for the seniors by singing some beautiful, sometimes emotional songs. But the mood could only be called upbeat when the seniors took to the dance floor – their dance performances had the audience on their feet, with the loudest cheers coming from the juniors. The highlight of the evening was a surprise activity in which senior boys had to drape a saree and walk the ramp. Four pairs of boys were selected randomly and in each, one had to drape a saree on the other, who then had to do the catwalk. As can be imagined, this had the onlookers rolling in the aisles with laughter and the ‘models’ were greeted with many cheers and whistles. Later in the evening, the mood mellowed and became more solemn and nostalgic as the seniors expressed their emotions by lighting candles.
Every year, the event polls the best individuals from the outgoing batch in different categories. This year’s Angry Young Man was Venugopal, Angry Young Woman was Bindya, Mr. Funny Bones was Pankaj, Miss Funny Bones was Renu, Miss Best Dressed was Tanu Maria, Mr Fireside was Unnikrishnan and Miss Fireside was Rinu Jacob. Winners were felicitated by the Director and other senior faculty members.
There will be an end for every beginning. The journey of PGDM Batch 20 of SCMS-Cochin came to an end at the Director’s Fireside 2013 and the memorable and colorful farewell ended on a high, with everyone getting together to shake a leg in some final dance performances.
Sridhar, PGDM 21