India is an epitome of unity in diversity. SSMRV celebrates the essence of India’s cultural diversity through its cultural extravaganza- ‘Siri Sambhrama’.This event promotes unity and oneness among the students and also enable them to appreciate the rich culture and heritage of India. The third season of Siri Sambhrama was celebrated with great fervor and splendor on 17th April, 2018 in the college quadrangle and the theme this year was folk dances of India. The Chief Guest of the event was Shri. T. Thimme Gowda, IAS and President of Karnataka JanapadaParishath and JanapadaLoka. The Guest of Honour was Smt. Sukanya Sampath, Associate Producer and News Reader, TV9. Sri S.M. Balakrishna, Trustee, RSST was the Special Invitee of the program.The function was presided by Smt. Maya Chandra, Trustee, RSST. The inauguration program started with an invocation song followed by lighting of the auspicious lamp by the guests. The guests congratulated the college for organizing such a wonderful event where our folk culture will be preserved.
The College wore a festive look and looked vibrant and colourful. The students were decked up in traditional attire. The classrooms looked like the replica of Indian states; the students depicted the culture and tradition of the state that they represented. Information about the folk-dance forms was also displayed in the classroom. The audience savoured the authentic cuisines of various states that was put up in the stalls. Cine actors Mr. Chidanand and Ms. Savithri were the judges for the class room exhibitions and stalls. Mrs. Renuka Bali and Mrs. Hamsa were the judges for the folk dance competition. The College was transformed into a miniature India.The enthusiastic students performed the folk dances of almost twenty-one states of India including Kamsale, Kolata, DolluKunitha, of Karnataka State, Kaikotti Kali of Kerala, Badukamma of Andhra-Telangana, Hariyanvi of Hariyana, Ghoomar of Rajasthan, Garba from Gujarath, Panjabi Dance, Corridinho of Goa, Koochpudi of Andhra Pradesh etc. The audience were mesmerized by the performances. In the end, an ethnic parade was organized for the students who walked the ramp in great grace and poise. The students put up an impressive show that was appreciated by one and all.