Students grooving to the music during ‘Battle of the Bands’ Credit: EastMojo image

Shillong: Euphoria 2019 — the week-long extravaganza of the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) — came to an end in Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, recently.

The event saw major developments in this year’s event. Cultural and literary activities such as dancing, singing, debate and quiz contests were held at the institute premises in Shillong.

The week-long extravaganza had participation of colleges like Shillong Commerce, St Mary’s, St Anthony’s and St Edmund’s, among others.

While speaking with EastMojo, Dr Daniella, head of radiology department, said, “The response has always been good, we had over 10 colleges participating in this year’s event. Unfortunately, due to a lot of construction work going on, we didn’t intensify much. Next year we will be able to host more colleges and we’re quite happy with the enthusiasm of the entire northeast, as I believe this is one of its kind in the northeast.”

“Being in the Northeast, we wanted to ensure that we’re in tune with the culture of the state, so the battle of the bands is one that engages many people here. The students at NEIGRIHMS are not only trained in medical science but also groomed in other fields too,” Dr Daniella added.

Pyndapkupar Raphael Lyngdoh, a NEIGRIHMS student, said, “Euphoria, a programme held once in a year, is what we all have been looking out for. As MBBS students, we don’t get the time to take a break but it’s during this time that we get to relax and just loosen up.”

Winners of ‘Spotlight’ Abhinav Jain, NEIGRIHMS, and Anwesha Das, NEIAH

Bikram Roy, president of Euphoria 2019, said, “We started making preparations in the month of February and looking at the crowd turnout, it shows a good result. The six-day-long event started on September 16.”

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