Mahalaya is an auspicious occasion, observed seven days before Durga Puja, heralding the advent of Mother Goddess – Durga. It’s an invocation to the mother Goddess to descend on Earth. The Mahalaya started at 4:00 AM by listening to the enchanting voice of late Mr. Birendra Krishna Bhadra and the mesmerising devotional song – “Jago Tumi Jago” on the radio program ‘Mahisasuramardini’. Pinnaclelites joined together to burst crackers and greeted each other at the Amphitheatre. This was followed by the Third Position Football Match of Pinnacle Super League 2016 – Interdepartmental Football Tournament. The finals of the football tournament started from 4:00 PM, followed by beat of Dhak (traditional drums) being played al around the campus. Pinnaclelites joined together to perform the traditional Dhunuchi (India incense burner) dance. Pinnacle also organised a Blood Donation Drive like every year, where several Pinnaclelites participatedgracefully Another attraction of the day was the TREEHAT drama competition – where three teams participated and showcased their talent. The program concluded with members of “Hashtag#49” – Pinnacle’s music club performing dance songs with the audience joining to their tunes. VENUE Amphitheatre, Pinnacle Durgapur campus DATE Saturday, the 1st of October, 2016 PARTICIPANTS Pinnaclelites SPECIAL PARTICIPATION Mr. SabyasachiBiswas and Mrs. Surabi Rani Biswas – Theatre personality and judge for the TREEHAT Drama Competition PURPOSE OF THE EVENT Employee Engagement Activity and Durga Puja Festival Celebration OUTCOME The best Drama Teams were awarded and sweets were distributed and crackers were burst to celebrate the invocation of Mother Goddess Durga SPECIAL MENTION The theatre competition – TREEHAT, was a first of its kind in Pinnacle.