NSS Unit DCAC organized their annual cultural festival, ‘Aadya 2015’ on Thursday, January 15th, 2015. The festival which witnessed a footfall of around 1500 students was the third installment of NSS DCAC’s cultural festival started in November 2012. The fest was inaugurated by underprivileged children underprivileged kids taught by college students as a part of NSS DCAC’s project Tanzeal.
The festival had 20 stalls put up by NGOs such as Delhi Foundation (an NGO of deaf and dumb women), Tamana, Save the Children and Save the Quest etc. including stalls put by Enactus Ramjas, Enactus Hans Raj, Enactus CBS and Enactus DCAC. The fest further consisted of dance performances by Tanzeal kids, flash mob and fun one minute games like Pictionary, Lucky 7, Feed the Clown etc.
Numerous events like Face Painting, News Paper dressing, Poster Making, Street Soccer etc. were organized in the fest. While Tanish Banaswal and Tanya Bhardwaj from Dyal Singh College bagged the first prize in Face Painting competition, Kunal Singh, a final year student from Shaheed bhagat Singh College won the Poster Making Competition. The Newspaper designing event was won by the team of Aastha and Riddhima from Keshav Maha Vidyalaya College.
The Street Soccer event was organized over a span of two days and was won by the team ‘Devil FC’ consisting of five students namely Gaurav Gajria (PGDAV), Raghav Potdar( Ram Lal Anand), Uday Sahni (SRCC), Aman Khinchee (Dyal Singh College) and Karan Gupta( Shaheed Bhagat Singh College).
There was an online photography competition organized which was won by Manik Chawla, third year B.Com (honors) student from DCAC.
Apart from this, Comania, the commerce society of DCAC held the ‘Blanket Challenge’ in association with ABLE Youth NGO. The team could collectively muster donations worth 350 blankets which were distributed to poor and homeless people in Faridabad. Rokda, the Finance and Investment Cell of DCAC organized a customized Photobooth and Mercado, the Marketing society of DCAC organized Scavenger cum Treasure Hunt that saw participation from over 50 teams. The home team of Kanika Malik, Rahul Anand, Deepali Gupta and Prateek Yadav were successful in winning the competition.
“It was a unique and fun filled experience to have been part of something like Aadya. The response from the crowd was amazing and all the efforts made sincerely paid off.” says Prerna Sood, President, NSS Unit, DCAC.
Photography Credits: Nikhil Raj, Tannu Jain, Radhika Bhatia from Delhi College of Arts and Commerce.
Featured Image Credits: Nikhil Raj for DU Beat.