30th January 2016 marked the day of colours by ICS MMU Melaka as they are back this time with another event not just for Indians, but for all MMUians. ICS Holi Fest was initiated as a platform to play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships. Holi is originally an Indian spring festival, also known as the festival of colours or the festival of love.
The ICS Holi Fest officially started off with registration at the counters located at the Dahlia car park area. Every participant who registered was given three packs of colours and entry wristband. When everyone was busy preparing to get colourful, a big surprise came in the form of a water storage truck. Indeed, everyone was about to get sprayed.
The event officially kicked off around 9am with the emcees leading the first countdown. Right after the number went down to zero, water started to spray all over the area and participants began with the colour splashes. Many were even carrying huge water guns spraying towards random strangers.
Within minutes, most of the participants were completely coated with colours. Not just colours and water, the event was also pumped up by some MMU home born DJs with their beats. Slowly, people move out of their circle of friends and started to throw colours on random strangers which made everyone let go of the awkward hesitations and play around even more cheerfully.
Due to the scorching sun, the participants were given short breaks and allowed to get their refreshments from the snacks counters. By this time, many overly-excited participants were out of colours and rushed to get more.
The event resumed with stronger vibes and music. Participants started to dance along to the beat and made the event hyper. The Holi spirit continued till 12 noon and the event officially ended with approximately 400 colourful MMU students.
“By far, it’s the best cultural entertainment event ever in MMU Melaka’s history. I survived through history, even though there were several attacks on me; I had to go through some bruises and scratches. Best Holi ever!” quoted our international student, Mr. Asjad Faisal as a participant on his Facebook profile.
In conclusion, the Holi fest Director, Mr Sandeep Sandhu along with his committee has made the event a massive success and thus we are looking forward for more entertainment events from all the clubs of MMU.