After much hustle and bustle, Nexus-The Annual cultural fest of Sri Venkateswara College kicked off on 3rd March 2016. Commenced by a ceremonial inauguration, many events unfolded simultaneously on Day 1.
The highlight of the day was the event called- ‘Madari’, organised by Anubhuti, the street play society of Venky. A competitive event, unrelated to the main Nexus events, it grabbed the attention of the audience with powerful themes. With 12 participating teams, the theme of the event was ‘Out of the box’. From religion to mental illness, various ideas were explored by the teams with The Dramatics Society of SRCC emerging as the winner, while Vyam and Ibtida of Shivaji and Hindu College stood second and third respectively.
On the dance front, Mudra, the classical solo dance event organised by Nrityangana society saw some breathtaking performances by 8 participants from different DU colleges. Tejasvini Sharma of Hansraj college was adjudged the winner while Raghav from Venky won accolades and the second spot in the competition.
While classical beats entertained people, Riyaaz, the Semi Classical Solo vocals event, was adjudicated by Mr. Avinash Kumar, a famous Hindustani vocalist, Dr. Priyanka, Professor of Political Science Department, Sri Venkateswara College and Dr. Yadav, Professor from the Hindi Department. Dhruv Pargai from Indian Institute of Information Technology grabbed the winning spot while Madhulika Panday from Faculty of Music, Delhi stood second and Rambhajan Bedi from Zakir Hussain College stood third.
Moving from the classical to the western front, Western Vocals Trio, organised by Crescendo, the Western Music society, enthralled the fest comers with foot tapping beats. Judged by Dr. Deepti Sharma, Department of Chemistry and Mr. Prabhtoj Singh, 5 teams participated out of which Gargi College stole both the limelight and the first position, with KMC and CBS ending for a tie for the second spot.
Among the myriad number of events, some engaging informal events like ‘On the spot photography, Treasure hunt, Beat Boxing and English Debate also took place.
Day 1 at Nexus came to a closure with the Battle of the Bands and Choreography competition. While The Hans Raj Projekt grabbed the first position, Night Shades from DCAC were adjudged as the runners up for Battle of Bands.
After much ado, Srijya, the Choreography society of Hindu college and Terpichorean, from Hansraj bagged the first and second position respectively in the Choreography event, which was judged by the director of Dance Buzz, Mr.Amit, eventually drawing curtains to the Day 1 at Nexus.
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