Freshers Day: time for students to break the ice
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BONDING: Freshers Day is welcome provided it is an inexpensive affair.
Freshers Day is a welcome party to newcomers and there is a need to be friendly and motivate juniors. But these days, fresher parties have become fashion shows and are celebrated in pubs and clubs. Though we enjoy a lot in such places, it also attracts youth to unhealthy habits.
Moreover, it’s a burden on students who are incapable to cough up money.
Maheshwara Institute of Technology
Immediately after the start of the academic year, freshers start dreaming about Freshers Day, which is celebrated compulsorily in every college.
Freshers Day is meant for interaction between seniors and freshers so that they mingle with one another easily. I feel celebrating the Freshers Day party in the college auditorium is the best way so that it will not become a burden for students who can’t afford to pay money. The most important thing is to be together and make the freshers feel good about being a part of your college.
G.Narayanamma Institute of Technology and Science
Every year it is a customary in colleges to celebrate Freshers Day. The aim of conducting this day is to make the juniors feel welcome and to interact with them.
But today, Freshers Day is taking place to show off monetary power in organising the function better than other colleges. Instead of spending lots of money it would be better if the event is conducted in the college with competitions. This develops a sense of confidence in them and seniors should encourage the juniors. Finally, as a Computer Science student I would like to say have interaction ‘plus plus’ and ragging ‘minus minus’.
Vignan University, Guntur
A little lilting music and the chink of ice, new faces, smiles all along, resounding laughter- yes it is party time! Students need moments to chill out. The very purpose of Freshers Day party is to welcome newcomers in a friendly atmosphere and avoid social evils, to encourage their creative impulses to boost their confidence.
A better way to celebrate Freshers Day will be a beautiful entertaining cultural extravaganza comprising of dances, melody songs, skits and humours choreography. The best venue is college campus and college management should extend their cooperation. Spending huge some of money is waste.
Freshers Day is an event where the juniors could showcase their talents. This has been a customary event in almost every college. But of late, it is slowly being discarded as a waste of time, money, etc.
The senior students are organising it for their whims and fancies, not keeping in mind the financial status of many students. As these events are mostly held on Sundays, the college authorities should give some space for organising such lively occasions, which could stop them from spending huge amounts.
The main intention of a freshers party is to invite the new batch and create an atmosphere of interaction between seniors and juniors. But the scene has now changed and every one has started celebrating it so grandly, to show off. A memorable freshers party can even be done in a small budget. The first and foremost thing is to make a proper budget plan to help you proceed in a well organised way.
Money is valuable use it, not to waste it.
Freshers party helps in breaking the ice between seniors and juniors. On days like these, the talent of freshers is unveiled and we shed our inhibitions. As a students we have right to use college campus for freshers party celebrations.
Celebrating freshers party in college campus has several advantages. Lecturers can also participate in this event and get to know the students better. It is a cost effective method and seniors will be free from collecting huge amounts for celebrating.
Freshers Day in any college is an event which students eagerly look forward to. The academic year begins with celebration of Freshers Day. But now the Freshers Day celebrations have become very expensive and students have got addicted to grand celebrations and even ragging.
I feel grand celebrations for freshers party is not necessary. In the present competitive era, students choose pubs and clubs for their celebrations.
Seniors collecting huge sums of money from their class mates and celebrate freshers day. Students from poor economic backgrounds suffer a lot from this type of celebrations. Instead of spending more money for the freshers day, I think that the money would help many poor people and orphans.
G. Pullaiah College for Engineering and Technology, Kurnool
These days juniors and seniors are not allowed to interact in college premises. Even in some colleges seniors fear of being booked for ragging by management if they make any attempt to interact with juniors. So freshers party is like a platform where juniors can mingle with seniors. But organising them in pubs and collecting huge money to make it a success is an unfortunate thing.
Vasavi College of Engineering
Freshers Day celebrations make juniors and seniors to mingle with each other and develop a friendly atmosphere. Students who are from rural areas are hesitant to interact when they get into professional colleges. Seniors should receive freshers in a friendly manner and at the same time have to retain their seniority by advising juniors in a proper way with respect to their behaviour towards the teaching and non-teaching faculty as well as other seniors in the campus.
Cultural programmes bring unity among the students through good interaction. However enjoyment must be in limits without causing any hurt to students or faculty.In my view, celebrating Freshers Day in posh pubs is not at all necessary. It is absolutely a waste of both money and time.
Freshers Day is the event generally conducted by the seniors to show their affection and hospitality towards juniors.
It provides a chance for juniors to interact with seniors and also get to know about the faculty and college. Freshers Day should be both informative and entertaining. The main motto is to strengthen the bond with juniors, make them acquainted with the faculty and branch. It is not a function but an opportunity to interact.
Freshers party is a stage for freshers to showcase their talent. Technical events like group discussion, technical quiz etc., can be organized which promotes their sportsmanship and teamwork. Thus the party can be enjoyable.
Well parties are places where students come out of they busy college schedule to relax, but when it comes to freshers party the scenario is completely different. Here one does not come to celebrate, but to interact with the so called juniors, therefore when organising these type of parties, generally it is student’s tendency to show off how loyal they are towards the juniors.
Therefore whatever money is spent, can be monitored by not letting it go waste by taking simple measures.
To celebrate Fresher Day at college campus is best. Visiting an orphanage and distributing things to the poor and needy people, would also be a great way.
Conducting any social service camp in nearby areas with the help of college management, will be interesting too.
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