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Hanita Bhambri from CBS wins western solo singing at Mecca on Day 3; Shivash Chagti from HRC bags second position

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Day 2 at Hindu College’s Mecca ended with the Solo Instrumental (Hindi) and the Solo Singing (Hindi) competition that was organised as a part of Harmony – The annual fest of Alankaar, the Indian Music Society of Hindu College. A total of nine participants were a part of the solo instrumental competition and 11 for the solo singing. The event was judged by Pandit Harish Tiwari from the Kirana Gharana who is senior disciple of Pandit Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi – winner of Bharat Ratna in 2008.

The event was a quiet and calming affair which went on for about three or four hours. The results came out with Megha Rawoot from Miranda House College winning the first prize and Shishank from Bheem Rao Ambedkar College and Prasen Bhardwaj from Ram Lal Anand College winning the second prize in the solo instrumental. Apporva Tiwari won the first prize and Sowmya Gurucharan and Alish Mohan won the second prize for the vocal solo competition.

Day 3 began with the mono acting competition which witnessed seven participants competing for the top position. The participants were judged on several parameters like dialogue delivery, expressions, body language, stage usage and creativity. Each of them were given a maximum time of six minutes to perform. The judges for this competition were Sidharth Singh, the ex-PM of Hindu College and Vedant who is currently in his IIIrd year at the college.

Sanket from Northern India Engineering College won the first prize. In his performance, he portrayed the role of a psychopath who had killed his own girlfriend. Kaavya from Shyam Lal College stood second and Yukta from Maharaja Agrasen College bagged the third prize. Sanwala Ra, currently a student at Hindu College, was given the special mention award.

The solo singing competition on Day 3 hosted nine participants shortlisted after an online round. The participants were judged on stage presence, pitch, and overall presentation. The judges for the event were Neesa Shetty, a freelance singer and Chayan Adhikari from Advaita.

Hanita Bhambri from Shaheed College for Business Studies won the first prize. Shivash Chagti from HansRaj College and Leena from St. Stephen’s College won the second and third positions respectively.

Heena from St. Stephen's College won the third prize at western solo competition | Image Credits: Abhay Makhija
Heena from St. Stephen’s College won the third prize at western solo competition | Image Credits: Abhay Makhija

“The competition was really nice and the variety of genres of songs made it really difficult for us to judge”, said Chayan, one of the judges at the event. Gokul from SRCC and Karnika from SGTB Khalsa were given the special mentions for their performances by the judges.

Feature Image: Shivash Chagti from Hans Raj College (Photo by Abhay Makhija)

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