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Top Societies at Delhi University Fests: IITD and Venky for Western Dance

Every year, societies from colleges across the campus compete neck to neck and put up spectacular performances during the fest season. This year too, saw certain teams shine a little brighter than the rest. We bring you a series with college societies that put their heart and soul into their respective fields and took home the top prizes at various cultural fests.

The best college society in each category was selected by creating a tally of the top 3 positions at competitive events held during 13 cultural fests of this season. Whenever a society won the first prize they were award 3 points, for the second position they received 2 points and for the third position, 1 point was added to their tally.

For the Western Dance category, with 18 points each, IIT Delhi’s V-Defyn and Sri Venkateswara College Verve came out on top. Jesus and Mary College’s Mudra followed next with 11 points and Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce’s Misba stood third with 8 points.

The Winning Society at a glance

V-Defyn, IIT Delhi

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Akash Singhal, the President of IIT Delhi’s V-Defyn says, “Our performance was a complete package.  Our focus was on entertainment and obviously good dancing. We perform to entertain people, so that the audience has fun. That keeps us calm and spontaneous onstage.”

Names of the performing members: Akash Singhal (President), Ankit Gupta, S Kousal Raj, Kartikeya Khati, Shirshad Bukke, Ravi Meena, Abhishek Rathod, Saahil Mendiratta, Avinash Masa, Anirudh Mvsk,  Shantanu Singh Raghuvanshi, Uday Katkar, Aditya chauhan, Lovish Ahuja, Aman Shivhare, Devesh kohle, Aditya jhala,  Kshitij Jain

Verve, Sri Venkateswara College

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During their piece, Verve from Sri Venkateswara College performed contemporary, breaking, popping and a funny Bollywood sequence on Mere Khwabon Mei Jo Aye. Amrit Raj from the society went on to add, “We were taught by our seniors that there is just one position: the 1st one. We had a disappointing start in the fest season, but I’m glad we had our seniors to support us and help us make a comeback. ”

Names of the performing members: Yaman Jindal (President), Aparna Chopra (Vice President), Charlie Cherian, Amrit Raj, Sammarth Singh, Aishwarya Sinha, Sachin Pal, Bharat Singh, Anshuman Siddharth, Tanya Nair, Sandeep Saini, Gaurav, Revantika Gupta, Pratishtha Gulati, Saloni Jain, Shruti Kumar, Suvarcha Gupta, Sakshi Sindwani, Gatisheel Das.

Note: The thirteen fests included in our analysis for this series include SRCC’s Crossroads, Gargi College’s Reverie, Sri Venkateswara College’s Nexus, LSR’s Tarang, Hans Raj’s Confluence, I.P. College for Women’s Shruti, Daulat Ram College’s Manjari, Hindu College’s Mecca, Jesus and Mary College’s Montage, Miranda House’s Tempest, Kamala Nehru College’s Ullas, Kirori Mal College’s Renaissance, SGTB Khalsa’s Lashkara. Out of the fests listed, only 12 had conducted a Western Dance Competition.



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