The School Of Planning & Architecture, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, is organising Manasara 2008, the annual cultural festival, from 8th to 10th March, at the college campus in Masab Tank. It is a student initiative focusing on cultural and competitive activities.
Apart from serving as a retreat from intense academic load, the festival presents an opportunity for the academic staff and students to come and celebrate on the same platform. On this day, the director also presents the institution's annual report in the presence of many distinguished guests, faculty, students and invitees.
This year, the theme for Manasara is Oasis, and accordingly, the décor of the stage will get a shimmer of Arabian night life and the mystique of the desert grooves. The build-up to the event started about two months back, with various competitions like paper presentations, poster designing, photography, logo design, model making and furniture design, and sporting activities like badminton, carroms and chess. The winners from these competitions will be awarded prizes and trophies on the last day of the cultural fest.
As these days are about celebrations and enjoyment, there will be many on-the-spot fun-filled games such as treasure hunt, collage, painting, VG Sir's quiz, debate and other designing competitions during the day, and cultural activities like singing, dancing, music and alumni nite. There is also ear-shattering music from DJ Ujwal who will be spinning Tollywood and Bollywood remixes.
The institution was first established in 1940 by the then Nizam as the Department Of Architecture. When JNTU was formed in the year 1972, the institution was merged into it as the Government College of Fine Arts, and later in 1989 as The School of Planning & Architecture. It has produced several architects and planners who have made a name for both the institute and also for themselves, around the globe.
Please contact Pratyusha at 98851-95845 for further details.