On 14th January 2019, students of B.M.M. Department of Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science visited Gyan Jyoti Municipality School, New Panvel to distribute Kites to the children on the holy occasion of Makar Sankranti.
The Kites were distributed to the Students of 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Grade. All the students lined up in a very disciplinary manner to receive the kites. The happy faces of the children described how delighted they were to receive those kites. The session of distribution worked on well with the help of volunteers and melodious thank you of the children at the school.
The big day arrived again on 17th December 2018, Querenciaa, with the theme of T.V. shows. For most of us it felt like coming home again. The sun came up with new hopes and positive vibes with all the events lined up, eager participants, all the props decked up and everyone dressed up in the beloved Querenciaa T-shirt.
Vipul Thorat presenting an act for ‘Spotlight’
‘RTN’ performing on stage
Aishwarya Pewal and Ashutosh Pradhan - judges of ‘Move Your Lakk’
Judges of Panache sharing thoughts after the event
The event started with the lighting of a lamp. An auspicious beginning to the fest with prayers and blessings.
The first event was Spotlight, The Personality show. Participants were expected to go through three rounds. The walk introduction, The talent and the questionnaire round. The participants were dressed up as their favourite T.V. show characters and the judge them, we had the very talented Neeraj Yadav and Riya Rathod. The event started with a bang, a cut to cut competition, amazing talents and witty answers. Everyone was fascinated with the event.
Next up was Mic Drop. An open mic event, judged by none other than Ankit Bedi. The Participants were allowed to speak, sing, rap or beatbox their hearts out. This event was the most enjoyable. With heart touching to poetry to laughter that gave you a stomach ache, to awesome beat boxing and crazy rapping. Everyone was having a time of their lives. Ankit Bedi especially had a great time with us at Querenciaa.
The events so far were great hits and were followed by non-staged events. The first one being ‘Shutters Up’. The photography event where students were given a limited time to click images according to the theme given. One could see participants eagerly rushing everywhere to get the pictures. While others were having fun at ‘Heads up’ A dumb charades event with a twist. The day ended with a Painting competition and really happy members a celebratory dance.
18th December 2018, dawned with mixed emotions. Happiness, eagerness, determination and a tinge of sadness for it as second and the last day of Querenicaa.
Hence it was made sure that the day was to be made better than ever.
The day started with a PUBG Competition and a Treasure Hunt. The participants were never happier. While some ran around the college searching for clues and hints and shouting and screaming. The others furiously tapped on their phones to get the ‘Chicken Dinner’. It was definitely a sight.
These events were followed by the writing event called ‘Twist in the Tale’ where the participants had to write a short story of their own which should include the twist that was given on the spot. It was lovely to see the participants write their hearts out on paper. It was creativity so beautifully carved on paper.
The event was followed by an outstanding dance competition ‘Move your Lakk’. The judges for the event were a Guinness Record Holder and an amazing dancer, Aishwarya Pewal and the very loved Ashutosh Pradhan. The event showed much enthusiasm, mind boggling dances and unbelievable move. It was a treat to watch completely.
The last event for the day was Panache and what a show it was. Judged by the beautiful Vaishnavi Kamble, the event showcased so many themes blended with the grace of a ramp walk. The costumes had everyone dropping their jaws and no one could differentiate between the participants and the professionals. The event was sparkling with life and light and hoots and cheers.
And as the event ended, so did Querenciaa. The end of the day witnessed joy and tears, it witnessed new promises and satisfaction of work, it witnessed hugs and fist pumps and with another celebratory dance and the vote of thanks. It was a goodbye to Querenciaa, with a belief that the next year was set to be better.
Pillai College of Arts Commerce and Science’s Department Bachelor of Mass Media conducted the 3rd Red Carpet Event on 3rd October, 2018 in the Auditorium. The event was graced by Mr. Akshay Chandanshiv, Assistant Director of Mr. Anurag Kashyap. He has also judged the Mono Acting competition at Alegria.
The screening of an Ad film made by the students
Students getting felicitated by Mr. Akshay Chandanshiv
This year the Red Carpet Event had a new addition of Ad Films made by the First year and Second year students of B.M.M. The event also had the screening of the Short Films made by the Third Year, to provide guidance to juniors. The event gave participants an amazing chance to showcase their creativeness as well as a platform to raise some serious issues too.
The 3rd Red Carpet Event was carried out smoothly with the help of amazing anchors and volunteers. The Event concluded with the announcement of the results and felicitation of Winners.
A social activity was conducted by the Department of Bachelors of Mass Media of Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Panvel on the 19th September, 2018.
Narrator of the street play addressing the audience
Bachelor of Mass Media students acting in the street play subjected on Road Safety
The social activity comprised of a street play performed to emphasize the importance of Road Safety. It highlighted the issue of wearing helmet by the two-wheeler riders and pavilion riders, as well. The skit was performed by the students under the supervision of the faculty in the atrium area of the campus at 10:15 a.m., during the break. It showcased the difference in the scenario of a road mishap by the simple presence of a helmet. It was a worthy effort and an effective measure to spread road safety awareness.
On 25th July 2018, the Department of Bachelor’s of Mass Media in association with Arts and Media Association hosted an Acting Seminar. The Seminar was taken up by Tabrez Shaikh in the Conclave. The First Year students of B.M.M. department attended the seminar.
Mr. Tabrez Shaikh conducting the seminar on acting
A group of students enacting a particular scene
Tabrez Shaikh is the owner of Acting Academy. He is known for his apt communication skills. He introduced to the Basics of Acting and Personality Development. The seminar further took up topics like ‘Communication Skills’, ‘Being Presentable’ and ‘Increasing Confidence’. It was a very interactive session where students were called up on the platform to enact random given scenes. With Question-Answer rounds and a Doubt Solving session, the seminar was a beneficial one. The students were able to explore a new field in the B.M.M. branch. Students interested in acting got a broader look about the field and the other students went back with a view on overall Self Improvement.
speaker of the Workshop was Mr. Mohammed Tabrez Shaikh, proprietor of Tabrez Shaikh Acting Academy and Emtee films. The workshop enlightened the students to pursue a career in the field of acting and drama. It also highlighted on personality development which will help them in their respective careers.
The students of second and third year attended the workshop in the auditorium. It began with the introduction of the guest speaker. The workshop covered the basics of acting, history and its origination, the 9 emotions which are used in acting and the techniques used by legendary actors of the film industry.
It was an interactive session where the guest answered students’ queries. The students voluntarily participated to enact tasks given by the guest speaker. It was an informative workshop for our media students who wish to pursue a career on the big screen.