Bangalore: Triton 2021, a one of its kind two-day interschool fest organized by the student council team of Ekya School ITPL was enjoyed and appreciated by each and every participant as it came as a breather in the midst of the Covid pandemic. This virtual event witnessed participation from 30 schools across Bangalore wherein over 250 students registered for various competitions like music, drama, dance, poetry, debate, JAM (Just A Minute), art, cooking, fashion, advertising and chess.
Triton 2021 is a debut Interschool Fest hosted by Ekya school ITPL. It was organized with an aim to bring schools together, provide new opportunities to the students and showcase their talents in both academic and non-academic activities. This event was acclaimed by multiple schools as the competitions held here were innovative and future-oriented. Triton 2021 was inaugurated by Dr. Tristha Ramamurthy, Founder & Managing Director, Ekya Schools and Provost, CMR University.
Speaking about Triton 2021, Dr. Tristha Ramamurthy, Founder & Managing Director, Ekya Schools and Provost, CMR University, said “I feel very proud to see my students coming forward and organizing such a large scale event even during the pandemic. An event like Triton is necessary for the development of soft, analytical and cognitive skills and gives students the opportunity to exhibit their talent. With students bound to their homes for the past 18 months, this event provided them a platform to unwind and exercise their abilities. This also helped in developing good sportsmanship among them. At Ekya, we always encourage and support our students to do something remarkable which will make them future-ready. Employing the latest technology to organize and conduct such events is a big step at a student’s level. Each and every aspect of the event was paid attention to and students have ensured a smooth flow to the activities in the entire event. We are happy that schools have taken the time to participate in this event. We congratulate all the participants and the students who have won and outshone in their respective fields”.
Events and winners of Triton 2021
Drama: The participants showcased the dramatic portrayal of Thetis and Vishnu’s Matsya avatar.
First prize – Aviandha Avasthi, CMR NPS
Second prize – Raghava AC, CMR NPUC
Third prize – Samhitha Reddy Pater, Ekya JP Nagar and Trisha Manoj, Gopalan National School.
JAM: In this one-minute competition, the participants were expected to give an impromptu talk on a topic chosen on the spot.
First prize – Kriti Sengupta, CMR NPS
Second prize – Ayesha Khan, Deens Academy ECC
Third prize – Nirbhik Chaki from CMR NPUC.
Chess: Over 50 students from 20 schools participated in the competition.
First prize – Aishik Biswas, Deen Academy Gunjur
Second prize – Shubh Saxena, DPS Whitefield
Third prize – Shaun Pinto, Vibgyor.
Debate: This was based on the theme The War Council where the students from different schools represented Generals of Atlantis. The agenda of the debate was whether Atlantians should go to war against the terrestrial entities or not. Students were given sixty seconds to present their views on the topic.
Commendable speaker award – Navya Singh, Deens Academy
Best speaker – Siddharth Ramachandran, CMR PU college ITPL
Outstanding speaker – Kriti Sengupta, CMR NPS
Poetry: Spilt Ink spoken word poetry was one of the interesting competitions of Triton.
First prize – Sanjana Guruprasad, Deens Academy
Second prize – Arpita Manoj, CMR NPU ITPL & Priyamvada Bangre Praveen, Deens Academy
Third prize – Aditi Akella, Presidency School Bangalore East
Art: The competition was conducted in two modes. The first one was mystical Murals, a traditional brush painting competition where the participants depicted the emotions of an aquaphobe and aquaphile on a single canvas and the second mode was Modern myth, a digital art where the participants designed an underwater mythical creature in today’s age.
First prize – Ayushi, CMR PU
Second prize – Aditya Mummadi, CMR PU
Third prize – Devi Nair S, CMR PU
First prize – Tejas Mitra, CMR PU
Second prize – Ashwitha A, Deens Academy
Third prize – Deepan Roy, Deens Academy
Music: Over 27 students participated in the music event, Tune Titans (an instrumental form wherein participants portray waves through their music), Symphony of Sirens (a western Acapella competition) and lastly, Sea Shanties (a solo singing competition) with immense enthusiasm.
First prize – Varad Rajeev, CMR NPS
Second prize – A.C Raghava, CMR ITPL
Third prize – Siddharth Ramesh, CMR NPS
Symphony of Sirens:
First prize – Mausami, Neha, Vaishnavi, Anusha of CMR PU ITPL
Second prize – Sasha Mathews, CMR NPS
Third prize – Shivani Nagarkatti, CMR PU ITPL
First prize – Vaishnavi Iyer, CMR NPUC ITPL
Second prize – Roshni Subramaniam, V.G Vaze College of Arts Science and Commerce
Third prize – Prannjali Sinha, Deens Academy
Cooking/Culinary: The culinary event “The Baratie” provided a platform for all the young chefs to create and present a unique dish.
First prize – Pranshu, Deens Academy
Second prize – Shreya Rose, CMR PU ITPL
Third prize – AC Raghava, CMR PU ITPL
Fashion: The participants dressed up according to the theme “Mythical underwater creatures” where they had to dip their toes in the waters of cosplay – A form of visual art in which the participant recreates the look of a fictional character.
First prize – Nivedita Rajeev, Sri Chaitanya
Second prize – P Shraavya Hande, Ekya JPN
Third prize – Vss Keertana, CMR NPS & Swara Bhavsar, Ekya BTM