Day 1 of Mecca’16, the Annual Cultural Fest of Hindu College started with the lamp lighting ceremony. The fest was inaugurated by Hindu College’s Principal Dr. Anju Srivastava and Parliament’s Prime Minister Ashish K Holaria. The inauguration ceremony was followed by a performance by Mizaaj, the band.
Aria, the Western Music Society of Hindu College conducted Battle of Bands and Instrumental Solo Competition. The Battle of Bands kicked off with a performance by Mufills, a collaboration of students from different colleges. The jury of both the competitions consisted of Ritesh Khokhar and Nishant Hagjer who announced Playtime from Hans Raj as the winners of Battle of Bands. The runner up were Mufills.
The Instrumental Solo competition started with KNC’s Anshuman Sharma’s performance. When Ritesh Khokhar was asked what he thought about the performances, he said, ‘It’s a lovely process. The music is absolutely beautiful.’
The last major event to take place was Western Dance. The first performance of the event was by Aurobindo College. The judge of the event was Hemant Kumar. The winners of the competition were Misba Dance Grew from Guru Gobind Singh College. The second place was held by Verve, the Western Dance Society of Sri Venkateswara College, and the third place was held by IIT Delhi.
#Live: Winners of Western Dance event at #Mecca: 1- Misba, SGGSCC, 2- Verve, Sri Venkateswara College, 3- IIT D pic.twitter.com/ALcapkZgzY
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Other minor events that took place were Street Soccer, Times Vebate, and Playground Sports’ Quiz.
The audience then geared up for the closing act of the day which was a star night with The Raghu Dixit Project. The band sang its famous songs in Hindi, Kannada and Tamil. The crowd of about 5000 enjoyed to their numbers like Ambar, Masti Ki Basti and many more.
Photographs by Tejaswa, Alex Arthur and Vegh Daswani.
Feature Image Credits: Alex Arthur.
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