August 9, 2016
In a land that is fast moving away from traditional and healthy eating, the Final Year Bachelor of Commerce students beautifully brought out the various concepts of food through the stall that they put up at Creative Streaks competition, hosted at the Dr. G.R. Damodar College of Science.
Only the departments of the GRD School of Commerce, and International Business of the GRD College of Science are eligible to participate in this annual contest. This year, Creative Streak was organized on August 8 and 9, and about 50 stalls were put up by the students.
“Creative Streak is an innovative competition initiated to develop creative thinking among the students on social issues. It emphasis on the importance of ideation, planning, sourcing, organizing, budgeting, executing, and also making a difference to the society. Through this exercise, the college aims at educating students about real life social situations. This venture also ensures that our students do their bit towards the society. It has been close to a decade since our college began organizing this event,” T. Mylsami from the media desk, GRD College of Science, said.
One of the students at this stall shared with us that the idea of working on the Heal Meal concept was to educate the public about the importance of consuming a healthy meal and staying fit. Almost all aspects of food were covered in the exhibition. The students also had on display and for sale, edible spoons. “This is the perfect alternative for the plastic disposable spoons that we use and throw. Made from ingredients like great millet, wheat, and flowers, the spoon can be eaten after consuming a meal. We have sourced this product from Hyderabad. We would like to promote the concept of eating healthy,” Swarna L., one of the students at the stall, said.
Another stall, Dark Emotions, beautifully brought to light the most common emotions that trouble the majority of people, especially the youth, these days. “Depression, anxiety, and anger are the three most common emotions that most of us find it hard to deal with. However, when consciously dealt with, these emotions too can be handled. Each of these emotions has different stages too,” S. Kapoor, student, Master of International Business programme, said. At the stall called ‘Dark Emotions,’ various stages of the three emotions are pictorially explained. The stall also carried a warning. Thick nooses, symbolically hinting at suicide, warned that when and if these three emotions are not handled well, they can prompt the individual to take the extreme step.
In one corner of the auditorium students educated the visitors on why it was important to stay away from junk food and refreshment. The stall, called Threads in Disguys, had on display what happens to the human body when we consume aerated refreshments. The second year students of Information Technology (IT) also educated the visitors on the health benefits of consuming natively-manufactured consuming sugar.
In another corner, the sights and sounds of Jallikattu came alive. This is the creation of the Second Year Bachelor of Commerce students. The stall also had testimonials in the form of recorded videos from Kollywood stars, politicians, and industrialist supporting Jallikattu.