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Sangamitra

2010

It was an evening of Gladiators’ talent put into action; it was a fitting conclusion of the various sports competitions held over the weeks, and it was a night of celebration over good food and dance.

There was competition, fun and action as everyone got geared up to cheer their teams. A range of games – Table Tennis, Chess, Throw ball, Basket ball, Kho Kho , Badminton, Cricket, Volleyball and many more games – brought high voltage to the campus, a much needed spirit before the exams kick in again. 

The Finale evening reached its zenith with singing, dance programs, fashion show and a rock band performance. There was entertainment, creativity and humour in the mad ads event. The DJ party and sumptuous dinner extended the verve.

The students were seen egging their friends to go the extra miles in a sport, commenting alongside them on a cricket match, getting them energy drinks as they sweat it out, applauding song and dance performances, in short, indulging themselves completely into the evening of extravaganza.

Sangamithra 2010 Photos

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Sangamitra

2009

The Sangamitra annual event was organized on September 3, 2009. The first performance for the day was from the school children of Great Lakes’ Karma Yoga Project who were invited to come and deliver the invocation song. Next was a rendition of the college anthem composed and written in Tamil by Great Lakes students.

Uncle Bala was his usual exuberant self and was really happy at the preparations done in such a short time and shared a song with everyone and was delighted to be present at the function.

The day progressed with dances such as Bhangra, Garba, free-style and even Salsa. As always, the dances were lively, and had the audience cheering for the performers who dazzled everyone with their moves on stage.

The students had also put up a hilarious play which was based on the Mahabharata, but that was where the similarity ended. The second play of the day, which was a tribute to all the fine professors and staff who have helped the students, was hilarious to the point where even some of the staffs present were in splits. It was all tasteful and in good humour.

The highlight of the evening was the mime performance by students that had the audience amazed as to the hidden-talent amongst them.

The programme culminated with the debut performance of  Great Lakes' rock band, ”The Straight F’s” who energized the crowd with classic rock songs and left the audience wanting more.

The rest of the evening was spent burning up the dance floor, music provided by a DJ from Chennai. At the end of it all, the students went back very contented at the great show put up by their fellow students and eagerly awaited the next Sangamitra.

Sangamithra 2009 Photos

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Sangamitra

2008

This year's event happened on August 30, at Green Meadow Resorts. Sangamitra, the annual event is organized by the students to showcase their talent and enrapture the audience with the contents and diversity of their performances. A wide variety of programs including Indian classical, contemporary, folk, western dances, music show by the Great lakes Band, Skit, mimicry etc. were lined up for the much awaited evening.

The evening started with an invocation song and Uncle Bala’s encouraging words to the students. The music show successfully set the mood for the evening. The audience sang along with the performers, the foot tapping numbers.

Ridhima and group then gave an enthralling performance of contemporary, semi classical and folk dance. This was followed by a skit directed by Vijay and Group which kept the audience in splits for a good 20 minutes.

Next up was the energy packed dance performance by Ashwin & Group and Sathish & Group.

Uncle Bala true to his spirit sang “Kannae Kalaimaane” and dedicated the same to Great Lakes.

Finally there was a salsa and jive performance by Reshma and Group. The evening ended with an amazing video on Life @ Great lakes put together by Vinod Rajan and Guru Prasanna M.

Sangamithra 2008 Photos

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Sangamitra

2007

The first-ever Sangamithra event happened on July 28, 2007 at MGM Resort on East Coast Road, Chennai. A lush green, open aired area played the host to the event.

Nalli Silks was the main sponsor for the event. The Chief guest for the evening was Padma Shri. Nalli Kuppuswamy Chetti. A stunning backdrop was prepared for the stage. The backdrop had photographs of all the 165 Jaycees along with photos of Uncle Bala, Prof Sriram and all other senior faculty members.

The event kicked off with music from the Great Lakes Band. The Band kept the audience engrossed with foot-tapping Hindi and English numbers. A small video on Life @ Great Lakes was shown to the audience. Prof Sriram welcomed the gathering following which Dr. Bala delivered the welcome address. The chief guest for the event, Padma shri.Nalli Kuppuswamy Chetti congratulated Great Lakes and Dr. Bala on providing such a platform to showcase the talents of the students. He recollected his experience with Dr. Bala. The Vote of thanks was proposed by Prof. Murthy, following which the cultural events started.

The festivities of the evening resumed with the first of many dances. Archana and group provided an enthralling display of contemporary fusion including Classical Dance and Kalaripayattu for the song “TayeYashoda”. There was a fun filled dance by Arunachalam and Group, for the song “Saroja”. It was a totally fast paced number and had the audience dancing with them.

The twenty minute skit “Munnabhai MBA” had the audience rolling in laughter. Brilliant performances and amazing voice overs were the hallmark of the skit. The directors Sunil, Suraj and Dharmesh got huge applause from the crowd. Abhishek Rai then got into the groove with mimicry performances.

Finally came the dance that everyone wanted to see. Arunachalam and Sudha with a Michael Jackson Medley truly capped an amazing night for all.

Sangamithra 2007 Photos