Tatva, the 3-day annual cultural fest of College of Vocational Studies, came to an end on Friday. The fest, previously known as Reverie, is said to have gone through a makeover this year and was host to a number of competitive events including fashion, street dance and street play competitions. On the 2nd day, Punjabi rapper Raftaar performed for the fest’s star night.
The Thespian, organised by CVS’ theatre society, DramaNomics, was one of the main attractions of the fest. Its third edition was organised on 25th March. Some of the social issues that participating teams raised were ban culture, child labour and religious fanaticism. The event was judged by Akhil Vishnu Nair and Pallav Kumar. Vayam from Shivaji College with their play, Jaane Kahan Gaye Vo Din, continued its winning streak and stood first while the runners up were Guru Teg Bahadur Institute of Technology. The street play society of SSCBS, Verve, performed their play, Finding Shammi, in which performers held placards that read, “Ban us all, DUSU.”
Among the competitive events were also a few dance competitions. The dance competitions at Tatva were judged by Charlie, a well-known face in DU’s dance circuit. Bailando, the western dance competition, witnessed 8 teams compete on the main stage in front of a huge crowd. Gargi College bagged the first prize while Mata Sundari College stood second.
The solo dance competition, on the other hand, saw participation of over 40 dancers across campuses of the city. The street dance competition had some of DU’s most renowned street dance societies competing. Zest, the street dance society of Dyal Singh College, was adjudged the best team.
On 26th March, Raftaar and BIG Dhillon took the main stage of Tatva and performed their hit songs including Swag Mera Desi and Happy Single. The duo also gave a special mention to Aaghaaz, CVS’ Women Development Cell.
The fashion society of CVS organised Aafroze on 27th March, in which participated the fashion societies of Kalindi College, Mayetri College, Sri Aurobindo College, Ramanujan College, Amity University and DCAC. The external judges for the competition were Bhuvinder Singh, Rhythm Dutta and Shewta Sachani. There was a tie for the first place between Kalindi College and Mayetri College. Sri Aurobindo College bagged the second prize while DCAC stood third. Agrim and Pragya, both from DCAC, were adjudged the best models.
Pulkit Batheja, the cultural secretary of CVS, recalled with us his experience of organising the fest. “Due to ceaseless wind before the star performance, much of the set-up was damaged, due to which the performance was delayed. We had to act quickly and improvise, and it all paid-off in the end,” he said.
Image credits: Zephyr, CVS’ photography society