MMU’s INFINITE 2016 was held on the 23rd of July 2016. What is INFINITE you ask? Well, it is a spectacular event (previously known as ICS Awards), hosted by the Indian Cultural Society (ICS) of MMU. The director, Harrykrishna Ravichandran had clearly put much effort in making this program a success. This event was conducted in MMU’s main hall, which in my opinion was an excellent choice. The decoration in line with the event’s theme of black and gold, was amazing and captured the attention of many guests, as they were taking pictures and selfies all around the venue.
The event started off differently with three videos introducing the emcees for the night, Sathiarupan Rajah, Jegathesh Supramaniam and Joycelyn Keziah followed by Harrykrishna’s and the president of ICS, Amudhan Arumugam’s speeches. Next it was the advisor of ICS, Madam Kavitha’s turn to give her speech. She got everyone laughing their socks off when she said that she sacrificed watching Kabali (a newly released Tamil movie) to be there.
The opening performance was a modern take on the traditional Kathakali dance. After the opening act, the guests were invited to help themselves to the scrumptious buffet. While eating, the guests were treated to more performances by Sathiaprabhukumar who played the flute followed by an energetic dance number by GDC Dancers, 3 wonderful songs performed by Live Wires and another dance number by Double D which is a dance group that consists of MMU students. The ICS High Committee members as well as some freshies also performed by singing acapella and dancing. The showstopper was most definitely Veera, a freshie who danced with such energy.
In the midst of these performances, some awards were given to the outstanding ICS Ignite camp participants, held the weekend before in Tanjung Bidara. Awards were also presented to the ICS students who were the most prominent in their respective faculties and a special award for the best sportsman. An MMU alumni, Mr Raja, was honoured for his achievements, especially in Kabaddi, an Indian sport.
There was a shoutout in the form of a video montage to Project Athma, a project developed by ICS to help UPSR students from SJK(T) schools around Melaka in preparing for their examination. Before the emcees signed off, they celebrated the birthdays of all July babies. They even got two cakes ready on stage. At the end of the event, there was an open dance floor, much awaited by the guests and hosts alike.
Overall, the event was astounding with colourful dresses, energetic performances, yummy food and friendly hosts. The event would have been flawless if there was vegetarian food prepared for guests, bigger dance floor, better time management and if there were subtitles or translations for people who do not understand Tamil. I look forward to joining more events like this in the near future.
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By Anushiya Kesavan