The innocuously merry start to a semester almost indefinitely - and funnily enough, rather seamlessly - disintegrates into a mad dash for deadlines, quizzes, practicals and whatnots. From assignments and books demanding a never ending attention to a dozen myriad activities to pursue throughout, the semester puts to bed all of one’s aspirations to pursue 4 months of sanity and discipline. And when you’ve all but spent yourself completely in the semester, thirsting for a break, come along the college festivals.
Almost every student in college has done some sort or the other of organisational work for college festivals. However, attending them as an outsider - without a crowd to handle, yelling superiors to mollify, and pesky participants to pester you - is an entirely different feeling.
In that spirit, guys and girls, we bring you this article. Here are a few choice reasons you should totally attend college fests!

1. You will make friends for a lifetime /Users/ydhoble/Desktop/Screen Shot 2016-09-09 at 8.11.02 PM.png Everytime you talk about your school life with someone who has completed his schooling, or about college life to your parents, you can see their eyes light up with fondness for their own good old days and nostalgia unbound. You yourself would have realized about this by now - when you think about your last day with your school friends, you remember the laughs and the sentiments in those hugs. Friends are an eternal part of your memory and will continue to be, and college friends hold a special place in your heart.
College festivals will form the perfect setting for you to meet people from various colleges, where you will end up making new friends from different horizons, friends who might even turn out to be friends for a lifetime, friends you wouldn’t want to leave ever.

2. You will be inspired /Users/ydhoble/Desktop/Screen Shot 2016-09-09 at 8.11.12 PM.png

Imagine all the creative students coming together at a single place, talented teams from various colleges across the country vying for places in some competition, students working hard in harmony to make it all happen, and oh yes, all of them having fun together too! Yes, that’s what college fests are about.
You will meet people who are motivated in their interests, in different creative fields, and seeing them pursue and reach out for their interests with that level of dedication will only make you more inspired towards yours. Winning some of the competitions will do no harm to your confidence either, right?

3. You will discover a plethora of new things /Users/ydhoble/Desktop/Screen Shot 2016-09-09 at 8.11.22 PM.png You will see people with hobbies and interests that will leave you surprised. From artists who build their magical acts around fire, to someone who paints with coffee; from a dancer who puts his love for classical and nonclassical into one act to the singer who can sing both male and female verses in melody, you’ll witness how these experiences can be both entertaining and memorable at the same time.
Be assured of carrying learning experiences, inspiration, and messages by the truckloads when you eventually bid adieu!

4. You will discover new interests and hobbies /Users/ydhoble/Desktop/Screen Shot 2016-09-09 at 8.11.33 PM.png Life is all about trying out new things, and while you might not always find the required time or courage for the same, college fests are going to be places where you will try out new stuff yourself and be surprised to know just how good you are at them or just how much you enjoy doing them.
Looking at people exhibiting exceptional skills in an act as simple as face painting with messages for global awareness would push you to go ahead and try something new, and direct your creativity towards a more finished result.

5.It might just turn out to be a little more special than you expected... /Users/ydhoble/Desktop/Screen Shot 2016-09-09 at 8.11.42 PM.png Not too often but surely one in many will find that special connection with someone. A college fest is where you learn to let go of your inhibitions and meet a lot of new people, without any shackles.
Given the state of jovial bonhomie that everyone exists in for the duration of these days, it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to say that you might just as well find that special someone who will make you revel in the memory of that fortuitous meeting with them!

6. Music, creativity, colors, food /Users/ydhoble/Desktop/Screen Shot 2016-09-09 at 8.11.53 PM.png What does it feel like to be in a live concert, swaying with the crowd, drowning in the beats that flow through air? To have no worries but only friends and a new place to explore? Or to live those beautiful nights, whiled away talking with your friends, while they try to cover songs? Or, better yet, stuff yourself full of all the succulent varieties of food on display in a sumptuous treat for the palette?
College fests will let you know!

7. What is man, except the sum of his memories? /Users/ydhoble/Desktop/Screen Shot 2016-09-09 at 8.12.04 PM.png Now you know why the eyes of your parents shine each time you ask them about their school/college days. Why they are so happy and enthusiastic at an invitation of their college reunion, and why you were sentimental at the last day of school and you never felt like leaving.
Memories are what make life beautiful, after all; They are your most precious possession, moments that you wish you could relive again. Those days will be the best days of your year, giving you countless precious memories to cherish for the rest of your life.

/Users/ydhoble/Desktop/Screen Shot 2016-09-09 at 8.12.13 PM.png College fests are more than just a period of a few days where everyone comes to have fun and goes back. They are more about a confluence of youthful exuberance, students exchanging ideas and learning from each other than about anything else. In essence, they certainly are an irreplaceable part of students’ college lives!
That’s it from our side. Make sure you attend the next fest in your vicinity, folks! Until the next time, then..