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February 12, 2020

Mediathon 2020: Freedom for Artists

Mediathon is the annual cultural inter-college festival of St. Pauls Institute of Communication Education (SPICE). This year was the 4th edition of Mediathon and it was held across two days, i.e. 10th – 11th of January, 2020 at the institute’s Bandra West campus.

This year, we, the undergraduate students took charge as the organizing committee under the guidance of the Director of the Institute Fr (Dr) Dominic Xavier D’Silva, SSP and Assistant Director Fr (Dr) Plavendran, SSP. The organizing core committee consisted of 21 members from various degree courses offered at St Pauls Institute. Like every year, Mediathon was an open to colleges, degree college departments and streams; however, this year it was also extended to all 18-25 year olds . The theme of Mediathon 2020 was ‘Freedom for Artists’, more so the freedom of expression exercised by artists in all forms, and the restrictions imposed on them.

What started with around 200 people on the first day, doubled with around 400+ people by the end of the second day, including close to 250 student participants. There were 18 events conducted and South Indian Bank was our title sponsor this year. The programs were organised in collaboration with our various partners; Kalamkar (Poetry) was in collaboration with Resonart, Fingers and Fretboards (Band Event) was sponsored by the music partner Furtados and Lash Out (Makeup Event) was in collaboration with the gifting partner Olivia Cosmetics. We even had a game of football!

The food partner and refreshments partner were Ji Momos and Mackferns Cafe respectively. JAM (Just A Minute) hosted by one of the best jam masters, Hormuz Ragina, was amongst one of the popular events. Amongst other events were Football on the convent grounds, Adaakaari (Monoacting), Scene Kya Hain (Writing Event), Sargaam (Bollywood Solo Singing), Hiraeth (Short Film Making), The Big Bollywood Bash (Bollywood Group Dance), Walk Through Time (Fashion Show), Prime Time Reporter (News Reporting), Playback (Music Video Making), Adagio (Western Solo Singing), Raasta (Street Photography), Asli Hip Hop (Rap Battle), and Street Dance.

On 11th Jan, there was a grand closing ceremony. This was followed by a special in-college session for the OC and volunteers.

With that Mediathon 2020 , its associated events and plans wrapped up, and now we are already thinking of ideas for the next edition. A big thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s edition of Mediathon a grand success: fellow students, faculty & staff, sponsors, college management teams and most of our our fellow visitor student participants.

See you at Mediathon 2021!