1.1 The Context

With the advance and impact of modern technology and western culture the timeless traditions which imparted values, rights, duties and responsibilities get shaded due to various factors of modernity. Many students perform excellently well in academics but lack skills to be independent. In Nagaland, many students with degrees are unemployable due to lack of skills, leadership qualities and confidence. Therefore, the institution designed and started the practice of Spring Fest. Spring Fest is a non-lecture hall academic in nature and provides opportunity and platform for the students to develop their talents and skills.


1.2 The Objectives

1) To blend academic excellence and soft skills of students, leadership, talents, self-esteem, confidence, business plans and communication skills.

2) To revive the rich traditional practices, attires, and celebrations.

3) To provide opportunity to uphold Cultural Heritage

4) To develop students’ art, skill and ability of planning, execution and management of mega events.

5) To create value of collaboration and cooperation among students.

6) To promote gender equity event within college campus.


1.3. The Practice

Spring Fest is an annual celebration in the college, celebrated every year during Spring Season. The main events in the Spring Fest are cultural folk dance, traditional war cry, go-cart race, wrestling, fire-making, bamboo pole climb, bamboo stilt-walk, horn blow, exhibition of tradition food cuisine, and catapult shooting. Spring Fest includes competitions for Modern dance, Beat contest, Cosplay, Strongest Josephite, Tug-of-War, Art competition, and Ethnic fashion show. The Fest blends the past and present to write the future. The significance of this practice in the context of Indian higher education is that Spring Fest is a nonwritten book but students have access to first-hand knowledge of history, art, tradition and culture. The NEP-2020 encourages community experience, internship and research-based activities. Spring Fest has elements of NEP-2020 syllabus and gives special practical education to students on Understanding Heritage. The constraints faced by the students are acquiring traditional costumes, coordination of big number of students, and financial constraints. Spring Fest teach students to give and take. It is an occasion to have open space as a lecture hall to learn and know.


1.4 The Achievements of Spring Fest:

(1) Fulfils three aspects of teaching-learning process, namely Knowledge, Understanding and Application. The performers and audience gain Knowledge of history, Understand the importance of the past, Apply it in their present activities.

(2) Prepares students to take up leadership.

(3) Fosters three styles of learning, namely visual, auditory and kinesthetic.

(4) Inculcates the value of cooperation and collaboration.

(5) Learn the value of give and take, skill to plan, organize and execute.

(6) Learn to be accountable through financial audit.

(7) Learn constructive and educative use of mass media.