JaBaGaDaDaSh 3.0, presented by Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth and Indian Oil Corporation – Indane and co-presented by Berger Paints, was held on 12 and 13 March 2021. The pre-recorded events (Emote Your Feet, Drama Llama, Ginga, and Alaap) invited entries from 9 March to 12 March. The live events were conducted via Zoom for both the days.
The events Perspicere (mobile photography), Colourdale (poster making), and The Great Wall (planking) were concluded on the first day of the fest as were the gruelling qualifying rounds of Sleuth’s Labyrinth (a psychological mystery) and Top Echelon (best management team). The number of teams for both Sleuth’s Labyrinth and Top Echelon were brought down from twenty-three to eight and from eleven to three, respectively. Notably, the first prize winner for The Great Wall was Vaishak Nambiar who held the plank position for an impressive six minutes.
As for the pre-recorded events, we had international participation for Emote Your Feet and winner of Ginga (foot juggling), Sathlaj R. S., stood out with his juggling count of eighty-five. The events Alaap (singing) and Drama Llama (mono-act) also had many talented participants.
On the second and final day of the fest, the decisive rounds for Sleuth’s Labyrinth and Top Echelon were conducted. Students of Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth also joined in via Zoom to watch. The participants for Sleuth’s Labyrinth had to solve multiple problems and forms in order to find the name and occupation of the murderer as their final answer in order to win and the duo from Amritha Vishwavidyapeetham, Coimbatore, finished first. They also went on to win the first prize for JaBaGaDaDaSh.
For Top Echelon, a stress interview was conducted where the teams had to sell their product to the bank, with the bank being represented by Ms. Abha Mohan (Assistant Professor, School of Contemporary Knowledge Systems), the role of the legal expert played by Mr. Nithin V. Kumar (Assistant Professor, School of Ethics, Governance, Culture and Social Systems (EGCS)) and the NGO representative played by Mr. Sreenath Namboodiri (Assistant Professor, School of EGCS) while also taking care to not lose the support of the angel investor, Dr. Venkata Raghavan (Assistant Professor, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Heritage).
The very entertaining round was won by the team from Union Christion College, Aluva, with their proposal for BinCoin, a way to make tokens using otherwise wasteful plastic.
The valedictory ceremony which began at 4:40 pm was held at Chidvilasa and streamed live on Zoom. The event began with the lighting of the lamp by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Nagaraj Neerchal, Swami Sharadananda, Managing Trustee Dr. Apparao Mukkamala, and Registrar in-charge Dr. Soumya S. Overall Coordinator Havisha M. (Second-year B.A. Applied Psychology) gave the welcome address. Prakashan P., the Chief Area Manager of Kochi for Indian Oil Corporation – Indane, who was present at the function, was thanked by the fest organisers. The results of all the events were announced by Dr. Apparao Mukkamala, Dr. Soumya, CFO of CVV, Mrs. Lakshmi Shenoy, and Assistant Professors Ms. Abha Mohan and Dr. Saurabh Singanapalli.
The vote of thanks was delivered by Overall Student Coordinator Navamohana Krishnan after which two of the participants, Sreeparvathy J. and Charan A. shared their experiences. The valedictory function and fest were both closed at 5:30 pm with a prayer offered by CVV student Sruthilaya E. S. (third-year B.Com.).