Tempest 2018 saw activities like Euphonic Yoga, quizzes, art exhibitions, stage play, and a performance by DJ Vibzz on its second Day.
Tempest 2018 saw its second day start on a sombre yet delightful mood with the Euphonic Yoga- an event that was a fusion of Indian Classical Dance and Yoga. Through the day, an array of competitions like debates, quizzes, and stage play took place. The college had been creatively decorated in sync with the theme of the fest- “The Future of Fun” with dream catchers, coloured disks and other quirky items reflecting the same. The college had been embellished in a picturesque manner and students were seen taking photos and posing along the same. The crowd increased significantly during the afternoon and soon enough the campus was buzzing with people taking photos, checking out stalls, and meeting new people.
Euphonic Yoga kicked off at Tempest 2018, the annual cultural festival of Miranda House, University of Delhi. The narrator started the enchanting and educational performance by giving a brief on the birth and significance of Yoga and the much renowned Indian Classical dance form Kathak. The auditorium of the college was filled with enthusiastic students and faculty alike to witness this enlightening display of this fusion of an Indian Classical dance form and yoga.
The Hindi debate competition organised by the Vaad Vivad Samiti (Hindi Debating Society) of Miranda House saw over 15 individuals who spoke on the topic ‘The increasing use of technology is undermining emotions’. The debate was in the turncoat format and was judged by eminent debaters Sahil Kairo and Loh Kumar. While announcing the results the judges explained that they devoted equal importance to content as well as the language. Aadiya Kumar from Kirori Mal College won the first prize in the same while Rajesh Kumar Jha from Shivaji College and Ramanand Sharma from Acharya Narendra Dev College won the second and the third position respectively.
Aerials, the English Stage Play Society of Miranda House enacted Jean-Paul Sartre’s acclaimed play, ‘No Exit’. Three damned souls are locked in a mysterious room in hell forever and reveal their crimes. The play was performed well by the actors and the team received a huge round of applause and cheers from the audience at the end.
Adwitiya, the Fine Arts Society of Miranda House had organised an art exhibition displaying some of the finest art pieces created by their members. They had also organised a competition called ’Maidan-e-Craft’ on the theme of Spirituality and participants were provided with the creative material and topic on the spot. The first position was shared by Yogesh Kumar of Sri Venkateshwara College and Sangeeta of Miranda House while the second position was secured by Ankita Patil of Hans Raj College.
The English Debating Society of Miranda House organized its event ‘Shama Kohli’- a Memorial conventional debate. ‘This House believes that Religion is Outdated’ was the motion of the house. During the course of the argument, certain pertinent issues were raised by the young debaters. Indira from the English department of Miranda House and Nitish from the Economics department of Miranda House judged the event. The level of engagement was quite intense and relevant among the debaters. Saurabh Dubey from Satyawati Evening College and Rajesh Jha from Shivaji College were judged the ‘Best Speaker for the Motion’. Ivan Baruah from Shyam Lal Anand College was given the award for ’Best Speaker against the Motion’. Satyawati Evening College bagged the award for the best team while Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute of Technology and PGDAV College came second. ‘The Best Interjector award’ was shared by Simran Sharma from Daulat Ram College and Aman Kumar from Shyam Lal College. A special mention was given to Parth from Hansraj College.
The most anticipated event of the day, the DJ Night was also one of the most exciting for the crowd. DJ Vibzz thrilled the crowd by playing hits like “Bum Tum Tum”, “Lawng Gawacha”, and “Lean On”. The performance delighted the fest and concluded the day of Tempest 2018 on a highly energetic note.
Feature Image Credits– Akarsh Mathur for DU Beat.