Lohri was celebrated at Arena Animation Chandigarh campus with a lot of exuberance and fanfare. The mood on the campus was upbeat and the students were totally absorbed in the festive spirit of Lohri. The function started with speeches in English and Punjabi highlighting the importance of the festival of Lohri, which ushers in the cheerful spring season bidding adieu to the dull winter.
The students and teachers sang songs immersed in rich cultural folklore of Punjab. Lohri is the harvest festival of Punjab, famously known as the bread-basket state of India. Thus, people residing in Punjab attach a great significance to Lohri, the festival of feasts and foods. This harvest festival is celebrated to mark both celebration and sharing. Lohri festival prompts people to be thankful for God’s provisions and to celebrate his creations, its focus on farming.
Arena Chandigarh at Sector 17 is one of India’s top institutions to learn animation and vfx. The institute prides itself at being an academy of animation art and design that attracts the attention of best animators and artists from across the world like USA, Canada, France, UK, Argentina, Germany, among others. The college partners with various artists and experts across the world in production and post-production domains of game design, animation, vfx, UI/ UX design, interaction and motion design, besides the pre-production areas of graphic design, illustration and storyboarding, character design. It has become a facilitator for students who prefer to direct their own learning through live interactions with inputs from experts around the world.
The institute boasts of a library rich with books on sketching, graphic design, composition, 2d and 3d animation, stop motion, story and screenplay (screenwriting), storyboarding, visual effects (CGI), matchmoving and motion tracking, rigging, game design and development, film making, cinematography, acting and direction. The centre also has an onboard motivation expert and student guide to mentor and engage the student to learn more beyond the boundaries of the courses they join. The Institute has an inhouse boutique studio that enables student industry interaction which brings real life live learning experiences to their portfolio making them market ready. No wonder this college is the first stop for all india studios for placements including Xentrix, Bangalore, DQ, Hyderabad, MEL studio, Mumbai, Philm Studio, Pune, and others.