Antardhvani, on its final day witnessed various colleges and departments gearing up for the final round of judgement by the external jury. As projects and innovations took the last leap, the annual cultural fest of Delhi University also hosted a series of cultural programmes and competitions on Day 3.
Cultural Programmes and Competitions
The group song competition was held for two days were 16 teams participated from various Delhi University Colleges. Participants sang various classical songs that paralleled different themes. Solo singing competition saw over 30 participants performing on different genres of music that featured both modern-age songs and sufi tracks.
Street plays attracted the maximum audience as different teams were seen performing at various venues in the University Stadium to celebrate the spirit of theatre. Apart from the non-competitive frolics, different teams from the Delhi University theatre circuit performed nukkad natak for the street-play competition.
The setup of International Plaza gave the opportunity to teams from neighboring countries like Afghanistan and Nepal to showcase their culture on stage. Solo classical dance competition was also organized on the last day.
Kabaddi Match – Vice Chancellors’ v/s Principals’
The highlight of Day 3 was the Kabaddi match between Vice Chancellors’ 7 and Principals’ 7. Prof. Dinesh Singh, Delhi University’s Vice Chancellor was captain of his team and was spotted in the Kabaddi jersey at stadium-open grounds. However, he acted as a spectator and watched both the teams play against each other.
Dr. Sunil Sondhi, Principal of Maharaja Agrasen College led his Kabaddi squad. His team won the toss and took the first raid. After the first time out, Vice Chancellors’ team was leading with the score of 13-5 and finally won the match with the raid score as 32-24. Both the teams consisted of both male and female players who were professors, principals, sports’ teachers and a few senior players.
List of Awards
Kabaddi Match Winners – Vice Chancellors’ 7
Best Raid – Dr. Jasvinder Singh (Principals’ 7)
Best Raider – Dr. Suresh Kumar (Vice Chancellors’ 7)
Best AntiRaider – Dr. Interjeet Dagar (Principals’ 7)
Best Cant – Ankit (Principals’ 7)
Best Struggle – Dr. Kuljeet Kaur (Vice Chancellors’ 7)
Best Touch – Dr. Vijay Lakshmi
Best Player- Z.V.S Prasad
A gathering of 5000 people attending the Valedictory Programme in the indoor stadium to mark the closing of Antardhvani 2015. Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji from The Art of Living and Prof. Dinesh Singh were present for the ceremony as guests.
The ceremony began with the ‘Sports Parade’ which accentuated the achievements of players from different sport games like Baseball, Basketball, Chess, Cricket etc. Ms. Meenakshi from Lady Shri Ram College detailed the ceremony and talked about different men and women teams and the ranking of University in the national sports’ circuit.
On the cultural front, students of Zakir Hussain College sang the holy vandana which focused on presence of god within human beings. Ashish from Sri Venkateshwara College presented an act of gymnastics and yoga. This was followed by a gymnastics act presented by a group of six girls from colleges like IP, Miranda House, LSR and Gargi.
Prof. Dinesh Singh then took the dais and congratulated everyone who is associated with Antardhvani. He offered a special mention to the NSS and NCC groups who were involved in the organizing committee of Antardhvani. In his speech, the Vice Chancellor focused on how Delhi University represents the whole country.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji was then welcomed on the stage with a scarf as the token of respect. He spoke about India as a great nation and how the citizens should preserve its values. Addressing the youth as the future and brilliance of India, he gave the motto of ‘serve and smile’. Guruji then took a few questions from both students and professors.
Award of Good Practices: College and Department Category
The Valedictory Programme ended with Prof. Dinesh Singh announcing the final awards for the Good Practices in the college and department category.
Here is the list of awards and cash prizes:
Category – College
1st Prize – Acharya Narendra Dev College (10 lakhs)
2nd Prize – Rajdhani College (7 lakhs)
3rd Prize – Kalindi College (5 lakhs)
Consolation Prizes – BR Ambedkar College, Aditi Mahavidyalaya College and Dyal Singh Evening College (1 lakh each)
Category – Department
1st Prize – Department of BioChemistry (10 lakhs)
2nd Prize – Department of Physics and Astrophysics (7 lakhs)
3rd Prize – Department of Sanskrit (5 lakhs)
Consolation Prizes – Department of Economics, Department of Anthropology and Department of African Studies (1 lakh each)
Special Category Awards
Delhi University Women’s Association (DUWA)
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