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Day One at Ullas ’16 opened with Indian Classical and Folk Dance Competition

The day one of Kamala Nehru College’s annual cultural festival Ullas began with an inauguration ceremony where eminent dancer Padmashree Madhvi Mudgal performed. The principal of the college declared the two day fest open. The campus was filled with myriad colours adding to the exuberance of the environment.

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Amidst first events was Indian classical solo and Folk Dance event organised by Nupur, the Indian Dance Society of KNC.

While Indian classical solo event saw 10 participants from various colleges across DU, the Folk Dance competition on the other hand had 5 teams who enthralled the audience with their performances.

Both the events were adjudicated by a distinguished panel comprising of Ms. Madhumita Rout, an Odissi dancer and teacher, Dr. Nalini Jain, Dance Consultant with Times of India and Mr. Tej Prakash, a famous dancer .

Raghav from Sri Venkateswara College was adjudged as the winner of the Classical Solo dance while Suryaash from Maharaja Agrasen College and Nimisha from Janki Devi Memorial College bagged the second and third spot respectively.

Talking about her experience judging the event, Ms. Madhumita Rout remarked, “India is known for its culture. It is our duty to promote these art and dance forms through such events.”

In the power-packed Folk Dance competition, the Bhangra Group from SGND Khalsa College emerged as the winners. Nrityakriti from Maitreyi College who performed Haryanvi Folk garnered a roaring applause and second prize while Nrityangana from Sri Venkateswara bagged the third prize.

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Kamala Nehru College is scheduled to host Shakti Mohan and Astitva Band later today. Stay tuned for more updates!

 

Arushi Pathak

Riya Chibber

Nishita Agarwal

 

Images by Jasmine Chahal for DU Beat



Arushi Pathak is a (over-enthusiastic) senior pursuing Economics Honours from DU. The Associate Editor at DU Beat, she is an avid debater and can’t refrain from expressing her opinion over everything. Somehow obsessed with New York City (and all sitcoms set in NYC), she day-dreams to live there soon. She is a die-hard Grey’s Anatomy fan and can’t have enough of tragedy-themed novels. She believes that she has got the best of both worlds-Economics and Journalism. Always ready for a pep-talk or a life-changing discussion equally readily, she can be contacted at aruship@dubeat.com.


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