Nexus, the annual cultural fest of Sri Venkateswara College was a three-day long affair from the 8th to 10th of March 2018. The fest saw a decent turnout despite being right after the mid-semester break. The three-day extravaganza began with a lighting of the lamp ceremony that was held at the college grounds.
#Nexus2018 | #Live | The chief guest, Ms. Ranjana Gauhar, a Padma Shri awardee, lights the lamp at #Nexus, Sri Venkateswara College to inaugurate the fest. Stay tuned for more live updates from the fest!
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— DU Beat (@du_beat) March 8, 2018
Nirityangana, the folk dance society of Sri Venkateswara College, hosted Thirak, the folk dance competition. Disha Rawat, an eminent Kathak dancer, and Kalyani Behra, an Odissi dancer were the external judges while Professor Neeti Mehra acted as the internal judge. The competition saw colourful, energetic, and diverse Indian dance forms ranging from Bihu to Haryanvi. In the end, the members of Nrityangana gave a fun and power packed performance in which they incorporated sequences from every society’s performance. This performance was appreciated and applauded by all. Nrityakriti, the Indian dance society of Maitreyi College, bagged the first position in Thirak.
#Live | #Nexus2018 | Nataraj, the dance society of Maharaja Agrasen College performs live at Thirak, the folk dance competition organised by Nrityangana, the Folk dance society of Sri Venkateswara College. Photo by Ayush Chauhan for DU Beat. pic.twitter.com/ItS8bwDAWq — DU Beat (@du_beat) March 8, 2018
Razzmatazz, the western dance competition was the most popular event of the day. Organised by Verve, the western dance society of Sri Venkateswara College, the competition saw best teams from across universities strive for the first prize. Misba, the western dance society of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce bagged the top spot. Spardha, the western dance society of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College got the second prize. While special mention was given to Zenith (Daulat Ram College), Inertia (Amity School Of Engineering and Technology, Amity University), Crunk (Sri Aurobindo College), and Western Dance Society (Lady Shri Ram College for Women).
#ResultUpdate | #Nexus2018 | Misba, the western dance society of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce (@misba_dance_crew) bags the first position at Razzmatazz, group western dance competition organised by Verve, the Dance Crew of Sri Venkateswara College. Photo by Ayush Chauhan (@ka_chaow) for DU Beat.
The crowd at the fest was in for an eargasmic experience with Crescendo, the western A Capella competition. Pop songs like Feeling Good, Lolita, Toxic, Believer, and Hips Don’t Lie were performed. The event was judged by Kamakshi Khanna, a well-known singer-songwriter. Maintaining their winning streak, the western music society of Lady Shri Ram College won Crescendo, the A Capella competition hosted by the western music society of Sri Venkateswara College. Echo, the western music society of Jesus and Mary College came second.
#ResultUpdate | #Nexus2018 | The Western Music Society, Lady Shri Ram College (@wmslsr) was declared as the winner of Crescendo, the A Capella competition organised by Crescendo – Western Music Society of Sri Venkateswara College.(@crescendowms) Photo by @akarsh21 for DU Beat. A post shared by DU Beat (@du_beat) on
The eventful first day of Nexus came to an end with a groovy performance by the Unplugged Band. The band enthralled the crowd with hit songs like Kabira, Gulabo, and O Mere Dil Ke Chain.
The second day of Nexus, the annual fest of Sri Venkateswara College commenced on the morning of 9th March 2018, with several events around the campus. One of them was Goonj, the Indian classical group singing competition. The seminar hall in which the event took place was given the necessary aura by being decorated with dim fairy lights. Eleven colleges enthusiastically participated in the event, including Kamla Nehru College, Hansraj College, Ramjas College, etc. Though the societies of each college filled the auditorium with great vigour with their voices, the highlight of the event was a special performance by the host team Alaap, the Indian music society of Sri Venkateswara College.
#Live | #Nexus2018 | The Indian Music Society of Ramjas College performs live at Goonj, the group Indian classical singing competition organised by Alaap, the Indian Music Society of Sri Venkateswara College. Photo by Akarsh Mathur for DU Beat. pic.twitter.com/SsOi3XcTcM — DU Beat (@du_beat) March 9, 2018
Anubhuti, the street play society Sri Venkateswara College, organised Madari, the street play competition. Natuve, the theatre society of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (Morning) bagged the first position for their production titled “Depression, Let’s Talk”. DramaNomics of College of Vocational Studies won the first runner-up trophy, and the dramatics society of Lady Shri Ram College followed as the second runner-up. Kshitij of Gargi College received a special mention. Shilpa Marawaha of Sukhmanch Theatre was one of the judges.
#ResultUpdate | #Nexus2018 | Natuve, the theatre society of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (@sbsc_natuve) won the first place at Madari, the street play competition organised by Anubhuti, the dramatics society of Sri Venkateswara College (@anubhutisvc). Video by Sarthak Gautam (@sarthakwho) for DU Beat. A post shared by DU Beat (@du_beat) on
Musician Haider Saif closed off the eventful day two of Nexus with his soulful Sufi songs that had the audience on the edge.
#Live | #Nexus2018 | Haider Saifullah performs soulful Sufi songs to conclude day 2 of Nexus, Sri Venkateswara College. Photo by Ayush Chauhan for DU Beat. pic.twitter.com/3oip74PGCk — DU Beat (@du_beat) March 9, 2018
The third day saw the star night performance by Armaan Malik, which oversaw a huge audience in hundreds to witness him singing. He sang famous hit sings like Gulabi Aankhein, Kar Gayi Chul, and Vajah Tum Ho, among a plethora of other songs to which the audience grooved heartily. His closing act concluded a yet another successful Nexus!
#Live | #Nexus2018 | Armaan Malik (@armaanmalik22) successfully concludes Nexus’18 (@nexus_svc), the annual cultural fest of Sri Venkateswara College, after a highly enthused audience grooved to his renditions of Gulabi Aankhein, Kar Gayi Chul, and Kabira among others. #armaanmaliklive Photos by Akarsh Mathur (@akarsh21) and Ayush Chauhan (@ka_chaow) for DU Beat. A post shared by DU Beat (@du_beat) on