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Pratibha 2017 inaugurated Actor urges youth to protest injustice

Kannada actor Vaishali Deepak on Monday urged the students to awaken and protest against the injustice in society, adding that a failure to do so would lead to doomsday. She was inaugurating Pratibha 2017, the annual intra-college festival of St. Joseph’s College which takes place on Monday and Wednesday. Students dressed in tribal costumes enhanced the theme of ‘Go Tribalistic’.

The actor who has acted in films in the Kannada, Telugu and Tamil industry said, “I want students to be more inquisitive. We are headed towards doomsday if the youth themselves do not raise their voices and stand up against any kind of injustice.”

Three research scholars from the University of Auckland - Kerry Clarke, Veronica Samuel and Edwina Mistry - lit the lamp with Fr. Principal Dr. Victor Lobo. The new logo of the Student Council was revealed in a video representation that harked upon the heritage and foothold of SJC.

Events like Indian group dance, personality, Western group singing and Western dance kicked off Day 1. The day ended with a performance by Guru Beats. The participants aligned with the theme. The atmosphere was alive with loud music and students mostly from the UG block. Dr. Fr. Victor Lobo said, “Pratibha is the best platform where students can bring out their hidden talents. So learn from festivals like Pratibha and explore your talents.”