St. Xavier's College in Mumbai  is preparing to host the annual inter-collegiate festival "Malhar Local 2012."

"While there will be structural changes, the underlying theme and spirit will remain intact: to discuss and debate what really and truly matters to us today," Nikita Kohli, Vice-Chairperson (Conclave), said.

The event which is organized by around 1200 students is attended by more than 30,000 people from all over the country.

"The aim is to retain and enhance the glory of Malhar through better participation, improved quality of events, transparent results and a sustainable coordination with the autonomous system of education in the college," Aadi Vaidya, Chairperson-Malhar 2012, said.

The mascot of the event, with wide range of activities, is the multi-talented frog named "Puddles."

Speaking on Puddles, Vice-Chairperson (Events) Neishaa Kumaar said: "As the face of Malhar, puddles ensures a quality platform for talent, creativity, fair play and is constantly evolving to bring us new and exciting events every year. He is multi-talented and the epitome of versatility. We simply love Puddles."

Vice-Chairperson (Management) Vishakha Acharya said the inter-collegiate fest this time will represent varipus shades and colours of Mumbai that will range from the crowded local trains to the glamorous town of Bollywood.

"'Malhar Local' represents the city of Mumbai and all that it has to offer - right from the crowded local trains, to the breathtaking seafront views, to the glamour of Bollywood," Acharya said.

The event is scheduled to be held from Aug 17 to 19.

 (With Inputs from IBNS)