Crossroads, Shri Ram College of Commerce’s four-day fest, began on the last day of February with mass attendance since morning. This year’s edition was a star-studded organisation with concerts by singers Amit Trivedi, Atif Aslam and pop group Akcent planned. The fest was also witness to glitches including an erratic entry system.
Day 1: Street dance competition and Amit Trivedi’s performance
The first day of Crossroads commenced with a non-competitive street football event. At the same venue, The Traveller’s Society of SRCC organised Escapades, SRCC’s annual adventure sports festival. There was a wide variety of activities to choose from, the options being body zorbing, zorbing, trampoline volleyball, flying fox, archery, paintball and tug of war that made up for the customary delay of the star night. The sports combined with a DJ playing dance music nearby made for a lively morning.
A street dance competition was organised at noon between teams from Dyal Singh College, Trinity Institue of Professional Studies and Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Technology. After a performance by each of these colleges and a heated face-off between its members, Zest, the street dance society of Dyal Singh College, was adjudged winners of the competition.
At 7:00, Amit Trivedi and Coke Studio took the stage infront of a massive audience, singing popular numbers like Zinda, Shaam, Kinaare, Ha Raham, Gujaria, London Thumakda and Shubharambh, soulfully bringing the first day of Crossroads to an end.
Day 2: Rain wreaks havoc, postponing Atif Aslam’s performance
It rained heavily throughout the day in the city, but the downpour could not stop Atif’s fans from pouring into SRCC’s campus. Even though most events scheduled for the day had been cancelled, Atif Aslam’s concert seemed possible for once when stage set-up was in full swing. The preparations, however, all went down the drain when a very strong spell of rainfall dispersed the crowd and halted
all preparations. The evening was also marked by numerous instances of alleged mismanagement.
Day 3: Atif Aslam and Akcent
The Students’ Union of SRCC made up for a disappointing Day 2 by setting up a tarpaulin-covered stage overnight that undoubtedly brought a smile to the face of every spectator.
After a late morning announcement by the Students’ Union, Atif Aslam performed at Shri Ram College of Commerce’s parking lot at 1300 hours, a day after it was originally scheduled for. The Pakistani singer performed for about 20 minutes, singing his popular numbers like Doorie, Jeena and Ye Meri Kahani before before ending his performance with Gulabi Aankhei.
Later in the evening, Romanian pop act Akcent performed despite light showers of rainfall. The group performed popular songs like That’s My Name and Stay With Me.
Both Atif and Akcent acknowledged SRCC’s splendid audience on their Facebook handles after their performances.
Day 4: Choreo dance competition and EDM night
Crossroads yet again witnessed a thick audience on its last day which was marked by a choreo-dance competition. Verve, the Choreo Dance Society of SRCC, organised a competitive event which witnessed participation of 5 colleges. The event was judged by external judges Mohit and Shefali Narang. The team from Lady Shri Ram College for Women bagged the first prize while there was a tie for the second place between teams from Hindu College and Gargi College.
SRCC’s annual cultural festival, Crossroads, concluded on Tuesday with British singer Amelle Berrabah and Indian DJ Mindrane taking the stage after dark. The duo performed for Random Collisions, Crossroads’ EDM night.
Featured image credits: Chirag Sharma