Newly elected TISF body finally kicked out its very first event “Freshman Gala 2009”. TIP has always this tradition of welcoming freshman with music, dance and drama performances. Though it was late this time due to Ramadan and then due to the postponement of elections; Gala proved to be a fresh welcome for the newcomers.
Equipped with scintillating dancing performers (only male 🙂 ), musical performances and few of the funny videos; freshman gala was witnessed by almost every student, some of the faculty and staff members as well. Event started with the oath taking ceremony which obviously went in extreme noise followed by a welcoming video for freshman. With the graduation of few talented video and drama makers; videos were good to applaud but not that attractive as they used to be in the past. Musical performances were better this time as sound system proved to be far better than the previous gala. Sajjad Mehdi and Shoaib Wahab along with another talented first year (I don’t remember his name) performed really well. These vocalists were supported by Baber on drums, Sikki, Hammad and Faizan on guitars. Songs selection was pretty much better this time and specially the performance by first year designing (who performed the cover by Noori) was excellent.
TIP has always been a great place for talented youngsters. This time we discovered 3-4 great dancers. Dance performers were Moeed, Qasim, Tauseef (second year), Mohtashim and then our very own Micheal Jackson (Arsalan). This TISF finally succeeded in involving maximum numbers of first years in gala performances where freshman awards concept was something which was really encouraging and motivating for first years. Following were the different awards given to first year students by their senior counterparts:
MAILA – Haseeb TS1A
MOUN KA FIRE – Awias TS1A
FASHION DISASTOR – Dev Kumar AMM1
CLASS KA BAAP – Danish TMM1
BHARAM BAZZ – Umer Sahi, TMM1
FARIGH – Nouman AMM1
TC MASTER – Mooed TS1A
TOPI MASTER – Ahsan TMM1
BEST FRESHMEN (MALE) – Shakaib AMM1
BEST FRESHMEN (FEMALE) – Faryal AMM1
Last but not the least, dance and drama performance by our giant first year (Danish) was really amazing. Freshman gala is always aimed to provide a nice welcome to the first years and in addition to welcoming them; gala always demands maximum participation of first year students. This TISF should be credited for the exposure they gave to our very beloved and little number of first years and we all hope that these new bunch of freshman will keep participating in extra curricular activities and become a prominent part of healthy activities here at TIP in the future as well.