Government Medical College Chandigarh Old Students Association
Scores of events, dozens of colleges, thousands of delegates and truckloads of labor – 11 to 14 February 2006 saw GMC rocking to Euphoria. Four days of ecstasy and fun had the delegates from all over north and central India flocking the GMC. This time the 2002 batch had donned the mantle of organizing this mega-event, with the support of Prof H M Swami, our Director Principal and guidance of Prof A K Janmeja, Chairman of Euphoria Organizing Committee. The first day saw a dazzling performance by the GMCites as they spread the message of love in the inaugural Euphoriography. The comedy nite by Jaswinder Bhalla was followed by an all-night dance party in the basement of the D-block of the hospital. Of course, the highlight, as always, was the slide show which reaffirmed what we have always known – GMCites rock … hard!
The second day was action packed. It kicked off with a fiery debate on the topic “information superhighway needs more traffic lights”. GMC dominated the event completely from the outset. The western dance contest saw the college students go neck and neck against each other while the audience clapped and enjoyed the music. However, one man’s authority was stamped all over – Rahul of our GMC, who left the audience spell bound with his gyrations.
The star-night saw two upcoming Punjabi singers, Sarabjeet Cheema and Amrinder Gill performing to the insatiable crowds.
The stars who walked away with the loudest cheer were not the Punjabi singers but the inmates of the Institute for Blind who regaled the audience with their melodious voices. The artistes won a standing ovation from the appreciative crowds along with monetary aid from the visiting delegates as well the hosts. They were given Euphoria t-shirts as well. The antakshri contest was a big hit with the audience as the hosts pulverized the opposition and came up trumps.
The grand finale of the second day was a fashion show in which models sashayed down to cheering crowds who just did not have enough.
Euphoria was not all dance and frolic. The quizzards battled each other in the ‘Rapier Minds’ quiz contest in which GMCH came up trumps to win the first and second prizes.
Every night the delegates gyrated to the beats of the DJ as he belted out popular tracks one after the other. The serpentine queues outside the venue were a testimony to the immense popularity the fest enjoys among the Indian medicos.
Valentine’s Day was marked by the ‘Made for Each Other’ contest. Mr. Euphoria 2006, Dushyant Thakur, wowed the audience and paired up with Ravan Jwanda to claim the runners-up title in MFOE.
On the sports front, GMCH once again came up with a sterling performance which propelled them to the runners up trophy of the All India Medi-cricket. Next year, the boys are planning to bring the winners trophy home! Go for it guys!!
Off stage informal events like arm wrestling, cacophonics, dumb charades, pinocytosis, egg-catching and others kept the zest of Euphoria alive in the hearts of all the delegates.
The last day saw the performance of the Rangla Hassa star Jugraj. Finally, the Director Principal Prof. HM Swami and Prof AK Janmeja gave away the prizes to all the winners. Kudos to Saurabh, Divleen, Amit and their team for such a wonderful Euphoria 2006. The delegates went back with the message: milenge break ke baad, same time, same place, aapke manpasand fest- Euphoria pe!
All in all, Euphoria was lots of fun, frolic, masti and … ahem … eye-candy! After a brief hiatus, Euphoria will be back.
Students of Institute for Blind who performed at the opening ceremony along with Euphoria organizers
GMC cricket team (runners up, All India Medi-Cricket tournament)
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