Top societies in DU fests season 2015: Nazaakat of Gargi College for Folk Dance

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Every year, societies from colleges across the campus compete neck to neck and put up spectacular performances during the fest season. This year too, saw certain teams shine a little brighter than the rest. We bring you a series with college societies that put their heart and soul into their respective fields and took home the top prizes at various cultural fests.

The best college society in each category was selected by creating a tally of the top 3 positions at competitive events held during various cultural fests of this season. Whenever a society won the first prize they were awarded 3 points, for the second position they received 2 points and for the third position, 1 point was added to their tally.

For the Folk Dance category, Nazaakat (Indian Dance Society of Gargi College) scored the maximum points in the tally. Gargi College’s 10 points were followed by the dance society of SGTB Khalsa College that scored 8 points. Sri Venkateswara College bagged third spot scoring 6 points.

The Winning Society at a glance

Nazaakat, Gargi College

Nazaakat – The name itself resonates with the glory of their unity in diversity themed Indian culture. The dance, with its vibrating ghungroos, colourful costumes, intricate choreography and the soul touching expressions showcases the lifestyle of the people like the tradition of worshiping Lord Krishna, urging the masses to join them and dance to their tunes with usage of musical instruments. Both men and women perform ‘Badhai’ with joy and happiness.

Kriti Venkat, the president of Nazaakat said, “We never danced to win a competition. We danced because dance is our raison d’etre. Dance comes from within us. Before every competition we never prayed to win. We prayed that this performance should be better than the previous performance. And maybe this is the reason why we have stood victorious this year!”

Performing Members: Kriti Venkat, Sachi Chopra, Aarushi Saraswat, Pragya Ghosh, Vani Girdhar, Rashi Garg, Charvi Baishya, Kritika Uppal, Apoorva Nambiar, Soumi Chakraborty, Pragati Gupta and Aditi Jain.

Winners Tally: Nazaakat (Gargi College)

13 fests were included in our analysis for this series which were Montage, Nexus, Mecca, Crossroads, Reverie, Ullas, Tarang, Shruti, Manjari, Confluence, Renaissance, Lashkara and Tempest. Out of the considered fests, 6 had conducted a competitive Choreography event. Here is the list of winning performances by Nazaakat (Gargi College):

I Position: Ullas 2015 (Kamala Nehru College) and Montage 2015 (Jesus and Mary College)

II Position: Nexus 2015 (Sri Venkateshwara College) and Tempest 2015 (Miranda House)

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Brij Pahwa

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is a sophomore pursuing Political Science (H) from SGTB Khalsa College. A graduate in Indian Classical Music and a seasoned MUNer, Anchor and Compére, he also has an interest in writing poetry. He has been working as a compére for Athletic Federation of India and is a guest columnist for a multi - state daily. A partisan of astrophysics, he thinks that our perceptions shape our realities and that a reality for one might not be for another. It's a world full of semblance, he believes. Link to his blog on Poetry: brijpahwapoetry.blogspot.in

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