Some of you are wondering what the Buddies Project is. Is it a weird science experiment? Is it a project for anti-social people to make friends? Is it a dating service? All these questions for a very unique concept. Yet this event or competition has a lot to do with Valentine’s Day and the various themes and concepts associated with Valentine’s Day.

             Valentine’s Day is known as a day of showing and expressing love. It can be a boy telling a girl his romantic feelings, a brother showing his sibling affections to his brother or sister, or a friend showing appreciation to another friend. ISBR celebrates this every year and every year is very unique. This year, the Cultural Club came up with something unique called The Buddies Project. It is a 3 day competition among the ISBR crowd where they pair up with another person and compete in various activities regarding this.

             All were invited on the first day for pairs of each to wear the same colour dress. A lot of the students dressed the same colour as their respective partners. At the end of the day, they all converged at the amphitheatre where the photographer took photos of the various pairs wearing the same coloured clothes. After that photo session, one of the members from the Cultural Club asked the pairs what their favourite colour was. For the next day, they had to wear their respective partner’s favourite colour.

             This was the task for the pairs on the second day. As usual, the pairs wore their partner’s favourite colour and once again converged on the amphitheatre for the photo session.

             The 3rd and final day was a day that was filled with fun and various activities. The first activity was face painting of the various partners. It was fun seeing the creative side of both the pairs. The next activity was that they had to make a gift out of newspaper for their respective partner. Again, it was cool to see the partners showcasing what can be done with a newspaper. After that, the final thing which occurred was a ceremony where a lot of cultural activities took place. It was a night to remember.

             First, there was a ramp walk for all the pairs to introduce themselves and to showcase themselves. The next was an activity where 5 boy volunteers were called up and they had to bring 5 girl volunteers along with them. The task was that the girls had to insert a thread into a needle and the boys had to stitch a pattern on them. The next activity, again, involved calling 5 male volunteers along with 5 female volunteers and they had to cut up individual pieces of paper and they had to put on the ground. The girl had to put one foot on the paper and the boy had to put another piece of paper on the ground so that she can put her second leg on the paper. It was creating a path of paper for the girl and whoever got there first was the winner. They named this event to be the queen’s foot after that, there was a question and answer session for the pairs answering various questions about their partners. Along with those activities, there was singing done by Jerlin and Moonmoon, dancing done by Dharti and group, and various other activities. Then finally, there was DJ Nights where everybody shaked a leg and danced till the night was done. Overall, it was a good experience for the pairs where friendships were strengthened and new friendships were

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