For the students of Madras Christian College (MCC) at Tambaram, February is the month of fun, entertainment and ‘head-banging’ celebration. Finally the time has arrived and the stage has been set for DeepWoods 2010, an annual inter-collegiate cultural extravaganza organized by the College Union Society of MCC from February 10th to 12th. This flamboyant tri-day event is the most famous of MCC’s rich traditions which attracts students from across the country.
Though DeepWoods is all about fun and vigor, there is also an array of literary, debating and cultural events to challenge the students’ creativity and other artistic skills. “This year we have got overwhelming support from the students as well as from sponsors. More colleges, even from outside the city have participated in the event” says Dr.R.W.Alexander Jesudasan, Principal of Madras Christian College. “Under the heedful guidance of staff, students have boundless enjoyment besides maintaining discipline” he adds.
The highlight of DeepWoods 2010 is the Rock concert by Avial, a popular Malayalee Rock Band along with Light Music show by celebrity singers such as Benny Dayal and Suvi Suresh to name a few. “It’s our first gig in Chennai” says Tony John, one of the singers of Avial “We are in our highest spirits to perform in front of such an awesome, youthful and fantastic crowd” he remarked excitedly.
Holding a marvelous venue surrounded by 365 acres of scenic scrub jungle ecosystem makes this grand gala a unique event in the country. It is also planned and carried out entirely by the students under the guidance of the lecturers. “Students are at the helm of each and every thing going around here. Its gives us huge responsibility besides developing leadership and inter-personal skills in us” says J. Anish C.K, Cultural Convener of College Union Society.
“This is the time of the year I have been waiting for to have a rocking time with my friends. This festival gives us a break from studies with striking fun as a bonus!” exclaimed Debashri Bannerjee, a student of MCC. This year prize money for the winners has upturned to a whopping two and a half lakhs plus lots of goodies. Normally profits generated from this event are well utilized for the student and college welfare.