PANACHE, the annual literary and cultural Inter-College/School Fest conducted by the Department of English, St. Teresa’s College has always been a celebration of talents and minds. It was organised for the eighth consecutive year on February 20, 2019 from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm in the Arts Block Auditorium. A debate competition in the memory of our luminous, Former Head of the Department and Professor, Late. Rev. Sr. Therese Marie on the topic “India is Nowhere Close to Dr. Kalam’s Dream of India 2020” was conducted as part of the fest.
The formal function began at 10:00 am. Dr.Beena Job, Head of the Department of English addressed the gathering. Soon after the formal function, the competition began with seven teams of two members each. Participants from various colleges namely RajagiriViswajyothi College of Arts and Applied Sciences, Perumbavoor, M E S College, Marampally, Sacred Heart College, Thevara, Aquinas College, Edakochi, Dr Padiar Memorial Homeopathic College, Tripunithura, Amity Business School, Ernakulam and Govt. Law College, Ernakulam registered and participated in the event. Dr.Tessy Anthony C and Ms. Arthasery Magdalene, Associate Professors, Department of English were the judges for the event. The participants spoke enthusiastically and knowledgeably on the topic for the time allotted to them. The rebuttal session aroused thought provoking queries and they were answered well. The event concluded by 1:00 pm and results were announced shortly.
Aaqib J. J. and Sahil Salam from M. E. S. College, Marampilly secured the first prize and won the Sister Therese Marie Ever-rolling Trophy.Nelofar T.A and Anjaly K.B of Aquinas College won the second prize. The third prize was bagged by Joel Joseph Karukayil and Ahladini Nair of Amity Business School, Ernakulam.Jomy Thomas from Sacred Heart College, Thevara was selected as the Best Speaker.