The first day of Rachnotsav, the Hans Raj College’s music society fest, commenced with Western Solo and Indian Group Song competitions. The events witnessed enthusiastic participants from various colleges across the university coming forward to showcase their talent.
The Western Solo competition saw a participation of around fifteen students from colleges like SRCC, Aurobindo, Kamala Nehru College, Kirori Mal College among others. The competition was judged by Nirupan Sinha and Bhanu Sharma. Each participant took around four minutes and a variety of songs ranging from ‘I’m sexy and I know it’ by LMFAO to ‘Impossible’ by Shontelle could be heard at the venue.
Shubham Mahajan from SSCBS emerged as the winner of the Western Solo competition. There was a tie between Anahita Dawar from KMC and Abhilasha Sinha from LSR for the second position. Kunal Singh from KMC bagged the third position.
Nirupan Sinha, one of the judges of the event, said, “Judging the competition was really fun. We had a great bunch of participants who were innovative and were not just monotonously copying the songs. The quality of the participants we are getting is surely improving over the years and I am glad that is happening.”
Rachnotsav also hosted The Indian Group Song competition which had a participation of about twelve teams. The competition was judged by Ritesh Prasanna . Hearing the participants sing was an enriching experience for the audience, with teams incorporating various ragas into their composition and giving their opponents a tough fight.
The team from Miranda House emerged as the winner of the Indian Group Song competition whereas there was a tie between Lady Shri Ram College and Institute of Home Economics for the second position.
More events are to follow in the latter half of the day with Indian Solo competition, Battle of Bands and Western Group Song having a lot to offer to music lovers.
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Featured Image: Indian Music society of Miranda House