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Top Societies in DU Fest Season 2016: Alahyaa, Daulat Ram College for Indian Choir

Every year, societies from colleges across the campus compete neck to neck and put up spectacular performances during the fest season. This year too, saw certain teams shine a little brighter than the rest. We bring you a series with college societies that put their heart and soul into their respective fields and took home the top prizes at various cultural fests.

The best college society in each category was selected by creating a tally of the top 3 positions at competitive events held during various cultural fests of this season. Whenever a society won the first prize they were awarded 3 points, for the second position they received 2 points and for the third position, 1 point was added to their tally.

For the Indian Music (Choir) category, Alahyaa of Daulat Ram College scored the maximum points in the tally. Alahyaa’s 11 points were followed by Samranjini, Gargi College that scored 10 points. Alankar of Hindu College and Swaranjali of Hans Raj College bagged third spot scoring 8 points each.

 

The Winning Society at a glance

Alahyaa, Daulat Ram College

Alahyaa, the Music Society of Daulat Ram College (DRC), was born in 2012. Despite being a new entrant among the other much known societies of the Delhi University (DU) circuit, Alahyaa made its place among the best societies of DU. Alahyaa, the winning society from DRC has a very unique and beautiful composition for the session 2015-16. This composition was composed by the members of the society and is based on ‘Raaga Hameer’. It has a unique beginning in which there are tabla bols of different taals beautifully weaved and incorporated into ek taal followed by a bandish “bhavra jaa re jaa” in the same taal and has an impactful  ending in teel taal.

Israt Jahan, the President of Alahyaa said, “The secret of our success lies in our constant hardwork and attachment to the society. We used to practice early in the morning in college so that maximum people attend practices, waking up at 5 a.m., something we can only do for Alahyaa! Other than that, we even practice for 4 hours every day in the afternoon. It is less of a cultural society and more of a family. We pay attention to the tiniest of details and always try to keep modifying and improving our performance by keeping a check on our recent performances and learning from other societies and their performances as well.”

Performing Members:
Vocalists-
Israt Jahan
Brahmanshi Shekhar
Sukriti Agnihotri
Vanshika Choudhary
Ramita R Iyer
Anukriti Raghav
Tanisha Panwar
Ekta Jalotra
Vanshika
Arushi Taneja
Swaradhana
Tanya Mitra
Bhavya Burnwal

Instrumentalists-
Chongrosiem Hauzel- Keyboard
Payal Saria- Santoor
Shivangi Barman- Sitar
Ashutosh Verma- Tabla

Winners Tally: Alahyaa

Ten fests were included in our analysis for this series which were: Tarang, LSR; Ullas, KNC; Tempest, Miranda House; Montage, JMC; Mecca, Hindu College; Reverie, Gargi College; Nexus, Sri Venkateswara College; Shruti, IPCW; Confluence, Hans Raj College and Rendezvous, IIT-Delhi. 

Here is the list of winning performances by Alahyaa (Daulat Ram College):

I Position: Rendezvous, IIT-Delhi and Shruti, IPCW

II Position: Tarang, LSR and Nexus, Sri Venkateswara College

III Position: Tempest, Miranda House

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Nidhi Panchal
nidhip@dubeat.com




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