by Nelson Mudaliar
LONAVALA, JUNE 21, 2015: Monsoon is a time for reprieve from the sweltering summer heat and for water sport, a time to get drenched.
For students of standard eleven from Don Bosco Junior College, Lonavala, however, the rains brought another reason to smile, they celebrated 'Monsoon Madness'.
144 students - from Arts, Commerce and Science streams - took part in the fun-filled 'Monsoon Madness' program on July 13.
They sang, they danced and competed against each other in a series of games. The youth were divided into 12 teams, each with a unique cartoon-character name.
They began by dancing to the tune of 'Boogie Woogie' and then played games like 'Robbing the stones', 'pony-tail'- where a girl from each team had to tie as many pony-tails as possible on a boy's head from the same team.
Games like dodgeball, squareball, filling the bottles with water, robbing the tail, dicky-dicky and crossing the river Jordan followed.
Organisers of the program used artificial rains with the help of the tank and a pipe, to add to the monsoon feel, when it failed to rain cats and dogs as expected.
Students then had a jam session, before assembling for a prize distribution ceremony.
The Captains of the Junior College were instrumental in organising the event. They were guided by teacher Dinesh and Brother Bryce.