Conceived and organised by the North East Cell of Hindu College, NEtym is an annual North-East festival where the culture of North-East India is shared with people from the entire country. Started with the endeavour to create a platform where geographical, cultural and linguistic barriers would dissolve into one great rhapsody, Netym certainly has come a long way since 2012.
This year the fest kicked off with an inauguration ceremony graced by the Chief Guest General J.J.Singh. The General, through his encouraging words to those present, stressed upon national integration and also talked about the warm reception he’d always received from locals while visiting the North-Eastern states and that that we should strive to reciprocate the affection.
The North-East magazine of Hindu College, “The Voices 2014”, was unveiled by the dignitaries, followed by a prize distribution ceremony where the football tournament’s winners, Yo Mama from St. Stephen’s College, and the runners-up, Lamdil Team, were given recognition for their performance on the field. An online photography contest which was organized to keep social media websites abuzz with talk of the fest was a success. Entries from all over the country were received and the best ones were given category-wise awards.
What was seen next was a gala event showcasing the beautiful and rich culture of North East India. Dance performances from various states kept the tradition alive while events like beat boxing by Underground Music League and other music performances ranging from acoustic to rap, by equally enthusiastic students, embodied modernity. The fashion show was one event which encompassed tradition and modernity both and was a fitting final flourish to the indoor events for the day.
The students who attended Netym 2014 saw some energetic band performances in the evening. Three bands, Minutes of Decay, BK&INA and Guru Rewben played pieces that had the audience swinging to their beats.
The fest received a heartening response from students of various backgrounds and cultures. The undercurrent of the whole fest was national integration and the organisers, along with the authorities of Hindu College were elated to see everyone taking an active interest in the fest. It was great to see that somewhere during the day, people from various states appreciated those from cultures different from their own.