th and 27th of February on a massive scale. ‘Abhivyakti’ means “articulation of one’s feelings” and that is what was aimed at, during the two day festival held at Motilal Nehru College. The Fest was only restricted to the participants who were interested to express themselves in Hindi. The events – parliamentary debate, poetry writing, creative writing and conventional debate, ensured enough opportunities for the participants to contest it out with great vigor and excitement. The fest was inaugurated by none other than Mr. Madan Kashyap who is a famous poet. The highlight of the fest came from Mr. Piyush Mishra, who has worked in movies like the Gangs of Wasseypur duology and Aarambh. He conducted a talk show that inspired the participants and the students present in the hall. Similarly, famous lyricist, Raj Shekhar, who has worked in the movie Tanu Weds Manu also facilitated a talk show to ignite the youth’s passion towards poetry. They were the chief guests in the events of poetry and creative writing. Along with them were other guests, namely Maitreyi Pushpa, Rashmi Bharadwaj and Shambhu Shikhar who are all well known for their fiction writing and humor poetry respectively. Conventional debate was judged by the like of Mr. DN Shrivastav and Mrs. Asha Yadav. All the events turned out to be highly competitive and full of conflicting, yet new, views. The Parliamentary Debate was the highlight of all the events, where a cross college team of Anju and Shashank Tiwari won the first prize, whereas closely in second came Rajeev Ranjan and Sumit Pandey from Law Faculty. The events turned out to be a huge success. On being asked about how hard it was to organize a fest of this stature, Sejal Gulati , the Vice President of the society replied, ”All I can say is these two days if the year is what we wait for, and with such cooperative juniors and seniors who work for the society selflessly, makes the journey easy and beautiful.” Similarily the President of the society, Kavita stated that for her organizing an event for artists like Piyush Mishra had become and encouraging factor and that in turn ensured that her responsibility had to be fulfilled irrespective of the perils in the way.” Ishaan Sengupta [email protected]]]>
Arushi Pathak is a (over-enthusiastic) senior pursuing Economics Honours from DU. The Associate Editor at DU Beat, she is an avid debater and can’t refrain from expressing her opinion over everything. Somehow obsessed with New York City (and all sitcoms set in NYC), she day-dreams to live there soon. She is a die-hard Grey’s Anatomy fan and can’t have enough of tragedy-themed novels. She believes that she has got the best of both worlds-Economics and Journalism. Always ready for a pep-talk or a life-changing discussion equally readily, she can be contacted at [email protected].