Mecca, the annual fest of Hindu college, attracted an enormous amount of students from various colleges of Delhi University. The second day of the fest saw the audience being mesmerised even in the practice sessions. The atmosphere of the college was vibrant and cheerful. The fragrance of mouth watering gol gappe, aloo tikki, dahi bhalla, bhel puri, momos, ice creams from nirula’s, stuff from M aunty’s kitchen wooed one and all. Hoopla and gunshot games were the favourite amongst the people. The bands from various colleges delighted the audience by playing groovy numbers. The audience was struck as if by the voice of nightingales when tracks like Alicia Key’s ‘girl on fire’, Cold Play’s ‘the scientist’, Katy Perry’s ‘hot and cold’, Green Day’s ‘american idiot’, Ishaqzaade’s ‘main pareshaan’ were being played by the bands. Face painting commenced at 2, giving way to the potential in the participants to show itself with full enthusiasm. There was no particular theme for the competition and the time allotted was an hour. The participants were supposed to bring their own colours and prizes worth Rs.1,000 were to be won. Treasure hunt started simultaneously at 2, taking place within 400 metre radius of Hindu college. Hints were given in a poetic form and the rules were clearly put across. The participants were not allowed to use any means of transport and misbehaving with the volunteers was strictly prohibited. The participants were forced to put their thinking caps on and the event was a great success. The total members in the team were 4 or less. Volley ball competition witnessed a large number of participants from various colleges with each player giving his best effort , both in playing and enjoying. Harmony, the inter-college music competition, started around 3 with Gustakh Ahmed Khan, the legendary vocalist who has given performances in countries like Australia and Pakistan, being the judge. Hans Raj college performed the first enthralling the audience with classical melodies like ‘hey gajaanan’ and ‘mora mann bhaayo re’ while SRCC performed the last. Six colleges took part in the competition. The audience was captivated and remained glued to their seats. The activities kept everyone engaged. The crowd was enjoying thoroughly and seemed in a festive mood. It was a great time to hang around in Hindu college. Spectators loved it and so did the participants. Namrata Gupta [email protected] ]]>
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