Government Medical College Chandigarh Old Students Association




Come February and the medicos of prominent north Indian medical colleges put away their stethoscopes and daily rounds to let their hair down at ‘Euphoria’, the annual festival of GMCH Chandigarh. Organized by students of the final and pre-final year batches, Euphoria presents an excellent opportunity for both medical professionals and students to take a break from the rigors of their profession and celebrate the joy of life – for that is what Euphoria is all about.

This year Euphoria was held at the GMCH from February 26th thru 29th. Students from 20 medical colleges took part in events which ranged from the informal to serious brain racking stuff. The festival was ‘ignited’ with a Hasya Kavi Sammelan featuring prominent poets who had the audience rolling in the aisles. Silken Sonnets, the singing competition, gave the medicos a chance to exercise their vocal chords in a much more melodious manner than usual. Invocation and Blitzkrieg, the western and Indian dance competition, saw them match the Bollywood and Hollywood stars step for step. Serious issues were raised and debated in Verbal Duel, the debate contest. Mind Games, the general knowledge quiz saw the participants pit their minds against each other and the quizmaster’s clock. Budding Saroj Khan’s and Prabhu Deva’s were given a chance to showcase their talent in Best Foot Forward, the choreography competition.

A host of off stage events saw participants engaging in Arm Wrestling (in true Punjab da putter style), making use of sign language in Dumb Charades, getting eggs on their face and hands in the Egg Catching competition. The informals culminated with the crowning of Mister and Miss Euphoria 2004, for their charming personality, talent and wit.

The biggest attraction of the festival was the Professional Night. Saade Punjab da apna Malkit Singh, made audiences go wild with his evergreen number ‘tootak tootak…’ along with many of his other popular Punjabi numbers.

An added attraction was Amnesia, the all night dance party held on all four days, where the participants let their feet dance to pulsating music to cap a day full of enjoyment and celebration.

‘Euphoria 2004’ more than lived up to its name; the participants left with bitter-sweet memories and with the promise that GMCH will be back again next year, with a BIGGER and BETTER ‘Euphoria 2005’.

Manish Mehta

('97 Batch)




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