Delhi University is in the habit of going beyond the cliché, bringing out exclusiveness in everything it does. With people’s houses being festooned with illuminations one by one and the market flooding with myriad diyas and candles, DU colleges celebrated the festival of lights in their own distinctive way. Jesus and Mary College, Gargi College, Lady Shri Ram College for Women and Indraprastha College for Women saw its students dressing up the Indian way and celebrating the festivities with beats of music and shopping their hearts away at the NSS Diwali Melas. Here’s a peek into the exuberance of festivities celebrated by these colleges.
Kamala Nerhu College
Every year, the NSS unit and the Students Union organize an NGO cum Diwali Mela where they invite about 20-25 NGOs to provide them with a platform to not only generate awareness about the various works that they have been doing but also to showcase the talent of the people associated or being helped through these NGOs. On the auspicious occasion of Diwali the mela is organized keeping in mind with the festivities. Adrith’14 was graced with the presence of about 22 NGOs like Save the Quest, Umeed, Rhythm of Life and Can Support.
Jesus and Mary College
15th October, 2014- merely a week away from the most widely celebrated festival of India, JMC organised its annual Sparsh Diwali Mela. The college’s amphitheatre was decorated with brightly coloured dupattas and attractive stalls. Apart from the usual Chaat and Pao Bhaaji stalls, the Mela had stalls selling quirky pajamas, customized t-shirts, Kurtis, bangles and other accessories.
The much-talked about college for Diwali Melas organised Zistatva, its annual NSS Diwali Mela on 17th October. The engrossing games, the diverse stalls offering multitude of varieties for multitude of choices along with the musical beats added a lot more charisma to the atmosphere. The photo-booth was a major attraction where all you needed was to dress up the way you like and let the funky accessories colour your life.
IP College organised its Diwali Mela on 18th October. Among the highlights of the Mela was the Enactus Society fundraiser stall. Conventional food and games stalls attracted huge crowd too. Keeping the Indian festive spirit alive, all stalls made offerings to the kids of the non-teaching staff of the college that served as a perfect culmination of the event.
Lady Shri Ram College for Women
Diwali Mela at LSR was a roaring success. 18th October saw LSR getting together to celebrate the beauty of Diwali. From Kurtis to T-Shirts, Pao Bhaaji to Cakes; it was a perfect setting to celebrate the diversity of this festival. The Mela was a shopper’s paradise and met the expectations of spectators and visitors alike.
With Inputs from: Vani Vivek, Shaily Sharma, Aditi Soni, Kritika Narula and Mugdha
Image credits: Mugdha for DU Beat
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