Shruti, the annual cultural fest of Indraprastha College for Women was inaugurated with a classical fusion performance by Aalaap, the college’s Indian Music Society. This was followed by Madhumita Raut’s students’ exuberant performance, ‘Devi’ which was a fusion of Odissi dance and ballet after which Dr. Babli Moitra Saraf, the Principal declared Shruti open. The Day 1 of Shruti witnessed several exciting events including a photography and a short film making competition.
A turncoat debate, Traitor, was organised by the English Debating Society in association with the Gandhi Study Circle. The event saw students debating on several contemporary and relevant topics. Students of the host college took home prizes worth Rs. 5000. The Women’s Development Cell organised Zubaan, the voice of equality, a creative enactment where students performed short plays and narrated self-composed poems.
Later in the afternoon, Whacky Feet competition organised by Afroza, the Western Dance Society of IP College began with a performance of by Afroza itself. 12 teams followed up with their performances on a medley mashup of songs ranging from ‘Mere piya gaye rangoon‘ to ‘I See Fire’ . The teams were applauded and hooted for by an overflowing audience in the Auditorium. The event had a number of performances by several colleges of Delhi University; the audience’s favourite being Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce (SGGS) and IIT-D. The event concluded with a video presentation by Afroza saluting all the members of the ‘Delhi Dance Circuit’. Sri Venkateshwara College bagged the first prize, while SGGS and IIT-D stood second. Lady Shri Ram College took home the third prize.
Image credits: Tarunima Kumar and Alekhya Jayakar