The perfect to the year started with “JAZBA”- Department of Mass Media’s first intra-collegiate event organized exclusively by the department. As the name suggest, it was all about emotions, passion and determination. We started this fest by sending our students for the grand Pride Parade that took place on 2nd February, 2019 in grant road. Their interaction with MTV Ace of Space reality show fame Faziy Boo (Faisal Khan) gave them more insight to the theme we opted for.
This year we cautiously selected the theme, to honor the LGBTQ community and Differently Abled people. To promote a sense of freedom in the society and to create awareness, that “Love has no face, gender, religion or creed.” Everyone has the right to choose and love comes with no tag. The aim of this theme is to fill the hypothetical gap that is built in the minds of the society.
Our very own Dadaji Shri Thakorbhai Desai graced us with his presence, along with our iron lady Madam Arunaben Desai. We had our dear principal of Degree College Mrs. Swiddle D’cunha ma’am who always stood by us. The principals of Junior College madam Sylvia Fernandes & School principal madam Neeta and Vice Principals of Junior college Ms. Shashi ma’am and Mr. Singh sir, Coordinators of all the departments were also present to support and encourage us. To add inspirational as well as glamour quotient we invited Virali Modi – Miss India Wheelchair and a TedX Orator and Chandni Bhagwanani – TV and Movie Actress.
Our guest of honors for Mr. & Ms. Jazba were Mr. Nakshatra Bagwe – India’s first gay ambassador, Gay rights activist and an award winning filmmaker and Mr. Kartik Shetty – Alumnus of NMFC, a model, singer & a youtuber.
Our pattern for our first intra – collegiate fest was held also to honor the talented students of various departments by awarding that department the Best Department Award. The award could be won only by that department whose students not only participated but also won the different competitions in the fest. And the best department award was awarded to the Department of Commerce (B.Com).