Tasavvur, the Art & Photography Club of Maharaja Agrasen College organized an “Arts & Photography Competition” in college on Thursday, 23rd January 2014. The competition titled “Open Day” was divided into two broad categories which were art and photography. In all, a dozen competitions were held which included painting, sketching, caricature, rangoli, Best Out of Waste, Photo Story and on the spot photography. The event turned out to be a resounding success as it clocked over 200 participants from 44 colleges belonging to 10 different universities in 4 cities.
Tasavvur, which literally means “imagination”, was initiated in March last year when MAC hosted its first Student Academic Congress. Tasavvur functions under the banner of MAC-NSS and has so far hosted three exhibitions. Open Day happened to be the first national level art and photography competition organized by Tasavvur and coincided with the completion of 10 months of Tasavvur’s existence.
Co-founders of Tasavvur, Aman Agrawal and Viranchi Singh, presently serving as President and Vice President of Tasavvur respectively stated, “The competition cum exhibition was Tasavvur’s tribute to young artists and photographers whose skills often go unnoticed because of the excessive stress placed on academics in higher education.” The duo hoped that with the implementation of the FYUP, the university would seriously consider giving its artists and photographers the required exposure which would in turn enhance their creativity.
The creative contest came to an end with the distribution of certificates and trophies to the winners by Dr Shirin Bakshi Raina and Ms. Sonia Sachdeva, Teacher Coordinators, Tasavvur in the presence of Dr Amit Pundir, Convener, MAC-NSS and Mr VP Singh from the Delhi Photography Club who happened to be the organizing partners of Open Day 2014.
Photographer Anshul Verma from Tasavvur is optimistic about the success of Tasavvur’s coming events as Open Day ended on a grand note after recording a footfall of over 500 people.
Saif Ahmad Khan