Day 2 of Reverie, the annual festival of Gargi College commenced with Mudra, the Indian Classical Solo Dance Competition organised by Nazaakat, the Indian Dance Society of Gargi College. The event witnessed the main stage being taken over by exceptional classical dancers whose meticulous moves and vibrant expressions won the audience over.
Performers from numerous colleges across Delhi participated in the event bringing forth their passion for Indian Classical Dance in front of the jury. Myriad dance performances focused on different arenas of the Indian culture highlighting its diversity and vibrancy. Hindu College’s Sumit Sridhar’s performance Krishna Gatha was widely applauded. A couple of performances dedicated to north-eastern India managed to impress the jury and spectators alike.
The event was adjudged by Mrs. Rashmi Bhardwaj, lecturer at Gargi College and Ms. Marie Elangovan who herself is a Bharatnatyam performer and guru. Ms. Elangovan was highly impressed by the entire event and congratulated the college for organising such an event “where young artists can pursue their passion for dance.
“When it came to declare the winners, we took into consideration the natural connection on had with the dance from the heart.”
Charvi Baishy of Gargi College performed Sattriya, a classical dance from Assam which bagged her the first position. Aishwarya Natranjan of Sri Venkateshwara College who performed Bharatnatyam was declared second while LSR’s Amrapali Bhandari’s Kathak performance managed to get her the third position. The jury was also impressed by the impeccable techniques of the dancers of won their hearts.
Samranjini, the Indian Music Society of Gargi College organised the Group Eastern Music Competition-Sargam which welcomed Indian classical musicians to portray their talent in the college auditorium. The preliminary round for this event shortlisted 9 teams out of 13 entries. Soothing music of the Indian classical genre overtook the atmosphere in a melodious trance. Every artist sang in the perfect symphony with their groups.
This event was adjudged by Dr. Deepika Chatterjee, teacher convener of Samranjini, Mrs. Arundhati Bhattacharya, an All India Radio artist and Mrs. Sushmita Kuri, Music Teacher of Amity Group of Schools. While the results were declared timely, it was a mammoth task for the jury to choose the best out of all participating teams. They were observed commenting on the tough competition the teams gave one another.
Hindu College emerged winners in the event. The second position was shared by Daulat Ram College and Sri Venkateshwara College. Kirori Mal College wasn’t far behind and was declared third.
With this, multiple other events across the college campus added a whole zeal to the entire event. The General Quiz saw substantial participation. Various college and cross-college teams were seen keenly and promptly responding to all the questions shot at them. Other events included Chalk it up, Hindi Poetry Competition, Sanskrit Recitation Competition, Over-acting Competition, English Creative Writing Competition and Indian Music (Light) Competition.
Mudra- the Indian Solo Dance Competition
1st position- Charvi Baishy, Gargi College
2nd position- Aishwarya Nataranjan, Sri Venkateswara College
3rd position- Amrapali Bhandari, Lady Shri Ram College for Women
Sargam- the Eastern Group Song Competition
1st position- Hindu College
2nd position- Daulat Ram College & Sri Venkateswara College
3rd position- Kirori Mal College
1st position- Boris Pradhan & Soumya Sagar
2nd position- Shashank
3rd position- Akash Bhatt & Rajat Aggarwal and Siddhartha & Jibin
Chalk It up
1st position- Tejal, Gargi College
2nd position- Kunal Singh, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College
3rd position-Heba Safawi, Gargi College
Sanskrit Recitation Competition
1st position- Vaibhav Shukhla, St. Stephen’s College
2nd position- Suruchi, St. Stephen’s College
3rd position- Sonali, Gargi College & Mayuri, Gargi College
Sanskrit Natya Abhivyakti
1st position- Bhavna, Gargi College
2nd position- Sushmita, Gargi College
3rd position- Vaibhav & Suruchi, St. Stephen’s College
Picture Credits- Bharat Mohindru