Hislop College’s intercollegiate event – Athena Fest 2016-17 – ends on a high note

Gursshheen Gahllen | Jan 12, 2017 21:57

Hislop College’s intercollegiate event ‘Athena Fest 2016-17’ in association with Nation Next as the media partner ended on a high note today. The fest couldn’t have got a perfect ending than today as today is the 154th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand.

Debate it out

The conclusion of Athena Fest 2016-17 started with a debate competition organised by the management team ‘The Athenaeum’ and hosted by Swaima Ahmad. The debate competition was judged by Dr Vrushali Kulkarni, Shirin Badar and Manohar Das. The chief guests at the debate competition were Dr Nihal Sheikh (Director, Students Welfare, RTMNU) and Raghuveer Sharma (GM, Vespa). Also present at the competition were Dipti Christian (Principal, Hislop College), Dr Lovely Menachery (Convener, Athena Fest) and Supantha Bhattacharyya (Co-convener, Athena Fest).

A total of 13 contestants from Dr Ambedkar College, Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, GH Raisoni Law School, Govindrao Wanjari College of Law and Hislop College participated in the competition and spoke for and against on the topic – ‘Commercialism is corrupting the standards of art in India’.

Each team consisted of two members who spoke for and against the topic and were given five minutes each to debate. While speaking in favour of the topic, a participant gave the example of Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali products. Another participant raised a point of how educated people are fooled  by misleading advertisements.

While speaking against the topic, a participant gave the example of MF Husain’s painting style over the years. The participant also pointed out that in the past Husain’s painting were sold in lakhs and now they are sold in billions or trillions. A few participants spoke about the rich Indian culture with the help of which many earn their livelihood.

The debate competition was eventually won by Harsh Mahatme and Aishwarya Nandwani who represented Hislop College. They also won the consolation prize. The best speaker award was bagged by Vasundhara Gawande from Dr Ambedkar college and Aadit Ved from GH Raisoni college of Law.

Apart from the debate competition, a prize distribution ceremony also took place wherein winners and runners up from different competitions during the three-day intercollegiate event were rewarded.

Here is the list of winners who won in different categories at Athena Fest 2016-17.

Word Busters

1st prize – Vishwaroop Khanorkar and Ketki Charde from Laxminarayan Institute of Technology.

2nd prize – Sara Siddique and Vaishnav Venkatachal from Hislop College.

Consolation prize

→ Team from BVM, Civil Lines

→ St. John’s school.

Singing (Solo)

1st prize – Ketki Jagdale from Hislop College

2nd prize – Stuti Patil from Sindhu Mahavidyalaya

Consolation prizes

→ Naivedya Joshi from Tirpude Institute of Management Education

→ Prerna Joshi from Tirpude Institute of Management Education

→ Nikhil Ramteke from Dr Ambedkar College

Singing (Duet)

1st prize – Debabrata Chakraborty and Ketki Jagdale from Hislop College

2nd prize – Sumit Pinto and Rajshree Agarkar from Yashwantrao Chavan College of Engineering

Lit. Masters

1st prize –Ashish Makde from Hislop College

2nd prize –Abhijeet Chore from Hislop College

3rd prize –Shweta Umre from Institute of Forensic Science

4th prize-Gauri Sontakke from Kavikulguru Institute of Technology and Science

Consolation prizes

→ Pallavi Bandiwar from Hislop College

→ Arunima Das from Hislop College

→ Gopal Rathi from Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management


 1st prize – Anshul Naseri, Tejas S and Tanmay Chiridalya from BVM, Civil Lines

2nd prize – Vishwaroop Khanorkar, Aman Mishra and Pratik Nayak from Indira Gandhi National Open University

3rd prize – Milind Patil, Kaushik B and Shreyas from Institute of Forensic Science

Consolation Prizes

→ BVM, Civil Lines

→ Montfort School


1st prize – Abhishek Goenka and group from Dr Ambedkar College

2nd prize – Ocean Lakde and group from Hislop College

Consolation prize

→ Akshay Chaudhari and group from Hislop College

→ Skit competition

 1st prize – Sanjog Kherkar and group from Rajiv Gandhi College

2nd prize – Rishabh Shukla and group from Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management 

Consolation prizes

Best Perfomer – Sanjog Kherkar from Rajiv Gandhi College

→ Best Performer – Ashwin Shukla from Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management

Nation Next would like to congratulate the entire team of The Athenaeum who worked really hard to make Athena Fest 2016-17 a rocking affair for three days. The Athenaeum team consists of Irshad Pathan (President), Abhijit Chore and Benhur Masih (Vice Presidents), Roshan Gede (Secretary), Harshal Deshpande and Tamanna Dave (Joint Secretaries), Yasmin Chimthanwala (Treasurer), Harshal Thakare (Sponsorship-In-Charge) and executive members  – Ritika Sen, Kavisha Kakade, Aniket Jhadhav, Vincy Abraham, Aishwarya Lakhe and Abhishek Yadav.

Well done guys!

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Pictures by: Suyash Sethiya