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Mascots Puddles, Polly, Uma get makeovers

Colleges experiment with the faces of their annual festivals, revamp their looks to ensure they get better visibility this year.

entertainment Updated: May 18, 2011 14:05 IST
Nirmika Singh

College festivals are getting bigger and better, and these days, many even have their own special mascots. St. Xavier’s College’s fest Malhar, has Puddles The Frog, a familiar face to many. But the festival chair this year feels the need for a more visible space for the cute green and yellow creature.

“Besides featuring Puddles in all our graphics and promotional material, you will see him out on the roads outside the college,” says Ankiti Bose, festival chairperson, adding, “Students disguised in Puddles suits will roam around the campus, engaging with crowds.” Every year, Puddles’s look is designed in tandem with the theme of Malhar. Last year’s festival theme ‘Game on’ saw the frog on a skateboard.

Polly The Purple Cow, the mascot of Wilson College’s BMM fest Polaris will go in for a makeover this year. Scheduled for July 15-17, the first festival to hit the academic calendar will see Polly in a swankier avatar.

“We felt that Polly had been under-explored in the past. This year, she will be the face of the festival,” exclaims Aayush Puthran, event head. The festival theme this year is ‘Carnival’ and Polly will be seen in a happy, carnival mood, complete with festive attire. Joining the moo-gang will be Uma the Cow, the mascot of NM College fest Umang. “Uma’s name is taken from the festival name itself. Like the past years, this year too, she will be prominently featured in all our creatives and promotions,” reveals Neha Madhani, PR head, Umang.