“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” – Henry Ford
Sumantra – The Book Club of IMNU opened its first calendar event of the year by organizing a creative writing contest on the 18th of August, 2015, in which 23 teams of two had taken part. The event required the participants to build a story based on at least one of the seven lines provided, and encouraged them to incorporate more.
The event proved to be more than just your regular writing contest as it included a fun twist – after the first 20 minutes, the stories were swapped with other teams and they were left to be picked up from that point and finished. This was a true assessment of creativity as it required the teams to relate an entirely unknown story with their own new one, even that which could very well have started off based on a different initial line. More than anything, ‘Once Upon a Time’ encouraged the participants to work together, within and outside of their teams, to create interesting narratives.
The event was hugely successful as it was a test of ingenuity and it let the students explore their artistic talents, which was a refreshing change from the busy routine of college life. Sumantra was kind enough to not only provide the students with such a platform to let loose their imagination but also to present each participant with a chocolate to broaden the already wide smiles on their faces.
(Content Courtesy: Mediacomm, Photo Courtesy:Pratikriti)