The main campus of Christ University, Bengaluru, had a vibrant makeover a few days ago.
Every academic year, its popular Ethnic Day or Bhasha Utsav comes around the first week of September. Not just students and teachers, even people from around Koramangala area are excited about the event held on the campus located on Hosur Road. If you were in its vicinity last week you would have heard weird conversations among students on their hair, saree, make-up and, of course, music.
On this special day, students pull out their ethnic bests from their wardrobe. They style themselves in their favourite ethnic attires after discarding formal suits, chef caps, kurthies and Patyalas. Afterall, it’s all about looking handsome, beautiful and taking the best pictures every year. Soon the social media handles will be flooded with the best candids and group pictures.
Christ being a home to many students across the globe, it is on Ethnic Day you get to see students, who identify themselves as Christies, parading their hometown traditions. From sarees, skirts, mundu and dresses, the campus is full of colours.
A lot of planning goes before the whole event unravels. Girls are nervous about how and who (to be more specific) should drape their sarees, how their hair should look and their makeup. The boys are equally conscious about how to hold their mundu together, accessories and most importantly their hair. All the hairdressers and parlours and stitching workshops work over-time to meet their deadlines.
Over time, with the presence of a lot of people from the same community on the campus, you don’t often see the same costumes repeated. Diverse styles are featured as students try to stand out from the crowd. If you are not aware about the new fashion styles, you get to see them on the campus here. Apart from the traditional attires, this is a platform where you get to showcase the trendy outfits that are just out of the ramp.