Hans Raj College hosted the first day of its annual cultural festival, Confluence on 18th of March. The first day of the festival was packed with competitive and non competitive events.
Confluence 2016 was inaugurated by the Principal of the college, followed by a Kavi Samelan presided over by the renowned Indian poet, Vineet Chauhan. The JNU row in the light of the recent challenges to the idea of nationalism was discussed. The festivities were further graced with the Choreography competition, organised by Terpsi Chorean, The Choreo Society of Hans Raj College. The Founder of Friends of Art, Sohini Dutta and Himanshu Sharma were the judges of the competition.
Yet again, The Choreo Society of Hindu College secured the first position for their performance called ‘Vengeance’. The production called ‘Maya’ and ‘Apes of Oblivion’ by the choreography societies of LSR and Gargi College booked the second and the third place respectively. KMC’s choreography society Sensation got a special mention.
Simultaneously, Youth Nexus in collaboration with Confluence 2016 also kick started other events on the outer stage. Rigo Fashion show was held in which students from Hans Raj set their fashion trends on the ramp in front of Mr Arjun Gehlot, Director of Ambience Mall and his wife, Shahista Gehlot. This was followed by Rockonova, a Battle of Bands between four selected teams. ‘Knight Shades’ from Delhi College of Arts and Commerce won and ‘Muffils’ from Manav Rachna Institute of Technology were declared the runners-up. The stage was soon taken over by Sufi Rock performers, Dastak- The Band.
The evening dawned with the performances for the Western Group Dance Competition which was judged by Priyasha Bhardwaj, The Director/Choreographer of Beyond Routine and Aditya Dogra. Misba, The Western Dance society of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce won the first place while Funk in Motion from Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology and Enliven from Gargi college secured the second and the third place respectively. This was followed by a performance by Suryaveer with his band Ehsaas. Dj Sumit Sethi drew the curtains for Day 1 of Confluence with some popular Bollywood numbers.