The walls of the Don Bosco College are whispering, they’re saying that the parade is almost in town. What parade, one may be curious?
Don Bosco College (DBC) in Panjim is set to host its annual flagship event, Meteora 2024, with the theme this year being ‘Parade Into Paradise’.
Scheduled on February 1 and 2, 2024, the college invites all to the 2-day inter-college fun-fest at the Don Bosco Oratory. On both days, the event will begin at 9 am and end at 6 pm.
Enthusiasm and excitement pervades Don Bosco College as they prepare to host over 10 colleges for the event.
This year Meteora will have 26 events, including activities such as Battle of Bands, dancing, fashion shows and the Meteora pageant where the winners will be crowed Mr and Ms Meteora. The festival will also have music, art, photography and sports.
The event is being supported by Rajdeep Builders, Café Bangalore, Temptations and Samphire Salon and Spa, among others.
At a press conference addressed by Director of Don Bosco College, Fr Joaquim Lobo, Principal Dr Cedric Silveira, Meteora chairperson Aaron Fernandes, Vice Chairperson Maanya Kalkundri, Cultural Secretary Sarah Cabral and hosted by college General Secretary Sakshi Kittur, the trophies that the colleges will be fighting for were unveiled.
“The event is more than a decade old and every year it has gotten bigger. The success of events like ours is important to kick start the college event circuit where students get a platform to showcase their talents and put their skills to test," Sakshi Kittur said.
She added further, "This year too we expect to see the best talent in Goa. We hope that the event will be a grand success and the legacy will continue.”
Sakshi Kittur, General Secretary, Don Bosco College
Addressing the gathering, Dr Cedric Silveira said, “Meteora is a brand of the college and this two-day fun filled event is going to encompass a lot of activities in the sphere of management, sports and culture."
He added, "All these events will go on simultaneously. A number of colleges have given us an acceptance of participation and we are expecting over ten colleges.”
“Meteora 2023 brought together the charm of summer, bright colours and hazy hues and the memories made throughout the event resonate with its success even today," said Aaron Fernandes.
"Meteora returns with a tornado of excitement and enchantment under the big top, challenging the participants to let their creativity run wild for this circus carnival extravaganza,” he additionally added.
Aaron Fernandes, Meteora Chairperson
The preparations for the event are moving forward.
“We have divided ourselves into different departments such as decorations, media, sponsorships etc. Everybody is working as per their role and leading up to the event, everybody will collaborate and work together wherever there are spaces that need to be filled in,” explained Sarah Cabral.
“The event aims to allow you to use every skill, art and interest that you have as an undergraduate. Apart from providing a platform for other colleges to showcase their talents, it allows our students to broaden their horizons in event planning, media and publicity, time management, problem-solving and much more,” concluded Maanya Kalkundri.
Put on your mask and parade into paradise this February to be a part of the Meteora 2024 at the Don Bosco College in the heart of Panjim.