The Department of English, Al Ameen College, Edathala conducted an Intercollegiate fest “Festo de Coelho” celebrating the 73rd birthday of the Brazilian literary maestro Paulo Coelho on 24 August 2020. The fest garnered a lot of attention from other colleges. Students as well as research scholars enthusiastically participated in the competitions organized as part of “Festo de Coelho”.
The formal function of “Festo de Coelho” began at 9:30 am on Google Meet. Dr Cini Kurien, Principal of Al Ameen College, Edathala inaugurated the fest and conveyed her regards and overwhelming happiness at the success of the event. Dr Leena Varghese, IQAC Coordinator of Al Ameeen College felicitated the programme. Dr P.J. Sajin, HoD, delivered a talk on “The Metanarrative of dreams: An Introduction to Paulo Coelho” which was focused on the writing style, relevance and the need to read and understand Coelho in the present literary scenario. The function was compered by Ms Aisha Nazreen and Ms. Fathima Sana welcomed all and Ms. Marium Nasrin proposed the Vote of Thanks.
Ensayo Competencia (Essay Competition), Alegar Fotografia (Photography Competition) and Coelho Questionario (Live E-quiz) conducted as part of the fest grabbed attention from students across the country. Ms. Meenu Thankachan was the quiz master. Mr Viju P.V., Mrs. Aiswarya Pushpakaran and Ms. Jenita Elizabeth of the Department of English were the judging panel. Among the fifteen teams participated in the quiz, the team of Ms. Esny Elias and Ms. Ameena Parveen of UC College, Aluva secured the first prize. The team of Ms. Gopika Nikhil from St Aloysius College and Ms. Athira Shaji, PhD scholar of EFLU Hyderabad secured the second prize. The third prize was shared by the team of Ms. Naurin Raheem and Mr. Gopikrishna K., and the team of Ms. Marium Nasrin and Ms. Shalini Lal, students of Al Ameen College, Edathala.
Ms. Athira Shaji, PhD scholar of EFLU, Hyderabad secured the first prize in Ensayo Competencia (Essay Competition). Dr P.J. Sajin, Mr. Midhun Joshua Varghese and Ms. Ann Mary of the Department of English were the judging committee. Mr. Rajat Sebastian, PhD scholar of Christ University, Bangalore and Ms. Gopika Nikhil from St. Aloysius College won the second and third prizes respectively.
Alegar Fotografia was a quote based photography competition judged by Dr P.J. Sajin, and Mr. Arun V. Mr Rajat Sebastian, PhD scholar of Christ University, Bangalore won the first prize. Second prize was shared by Ms. Sahala Farsana, II B.A. English and Mr. Amaljith Sreekumar, III Bsc Computer Science of Al Ameen College, Edathala. The third prize was shared by Ms. Jisna Meera Sunil, Department of English, St Dominic’s College, Kanjirapally and Ms. Athira Shaji, PhD scholar of EFLU Hyderabad.