The most exciting phase of the year at Delhi University is here as students and colleges gear up for their annual fests. With a myriad of events, plethora of new activities, different themes, soaring budgets and increase in projected footfalls; it promises to be another scintillating festival season at Delhi University. Hindu College (MECCA) and Ramjas College (MOSAIC) are already over with their annual fests with the popular ones CROSSROADS, TARANG, NEXUS AND MONTAGE slated to kick off later in February. With the winter ebbing away, the competition has heated up at Delhi University with colleges trying to outperform each other by introducing new competitions and activities, attracting the best of artists and bands and offering high cash prizes to the winners of various events. We provide you a glimpse into what’s in store at the upcoming festivals.
The SRCC fest (CROSSROADS) like every year is going to be the only festival spanning over 4 days and is thematic this time. “Crossroads is thematic this year where very visitor will get the feeling of being on a ship; the days aren’t going to be monotonous with every day being a different experience. We have roped in professionals to do the theme,” says President of Student Union SRCC, Shrey Gupta. The first day at Crossroads is going to be the Fashion Night, the second day will see Raghu Dixit and various bands perform at the Rock Night, the third day is the pop night for which Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy has been confirmed and the event will close with the DJ Night on the fourth and last day.
MONTAGE, the JMC fest which was a grand success last year promises to be bigger and better this year with a whole lineup of new events and activities. Kanika, Vice President of the Student Union, JMC says, “As the fest was a big hit last year, we had no problems in raking in sponsors and we are planning to take Montage to the next level. Like last year, we have the DJ Night and Artist Night happening, there are also going to amazing opening acts that are going to kick off these events”.
The LSR fest (TARANG) is functioning on a budget of 10-11 lakhs and LSR plans to revamp its college festival this year. Apart from the usual events, it is going to play host to a lot of informal and interesting activities which will have on the spot registrations, some of them being Street Dance, Drama Battle, Confessions of a Tattoo and a Treasure Hunt that would be open to everyone.
Sri Venkateswara College which is in its Golden Jubilee Year has all departments and cultural societies coming together to put up the annual college fest NEXUS. “The college has set aside a budget of 10 lakhs excluding the money that would be coming in through sponsorship,” says Kapil Dhaka, President of Student Union, Sri Venkateswara College. It is going to be functioning on one of the highest budgets in comparison to the other colleges. The dates of Nexus are undecided as of now.
CONFLUENCE, the Hansraj College fest is going to be organised on an estimated budget of 15- 20 lakhs. The Dance Podium and Laser Competition are the appealing features that are going to be introduced this year at Confluence. The organisers of Confluence are trying to rope in either Kailash Kher or Mohit Chauhan. However the organisers of Nexus and Renaissance(Kirori Mal College fest) claim to be bringing in Kailash Kher and Mohit Chauhan respectively. It is going to be interesting to see who wins this potential battle and where these artists end up performing.
PUT THIS IN A BOX
Kirori Mal College(RENAISSANCE) 2nd-3rd feb
Hansraj College(CONFLUENCE) 3rd-5th feb
LSR(TARANG) 11th-13th feb
VENKY(NEXUS) (dates undecided)
SRCC(CROSSROADS) 1-4th Feb
Miranda House(TEMPEST) 9th-10th feb
Ansal Institute of Technology(ATHARV)- 17th-19th feb
Kamla Nehru College(ULLAS)-2nd-4th Feb