DU Annual Fest Season

HRC leads prize tally on Day 1 of Montage 2016, Jesus and Mary College

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montage 5 The main field simultaneously hosted signature compositions of collenge bands in Madrigal, The Battle of Bands. A total number of fifteen teams had participated in the preliminary round, out of which five shortlisted bands competed for the ultimate victory. The sole judge of this event was Roshan Roy, who has now successfully established a band of his own, eventually declared the The Hans Raj Projekt as their winner. Their most popular composition, ‘Kya Kahoon’ seemed to do the trick. montage3 Adaa, the Indian Dance festival was organised by Nrityanjali, the Indian Dance Society of JMC, which involved Classical Solo and Folk Dance competitions. In classical solo, a total number of ten teams participated, where Apoorva of Gargi College won the first place, Aishwariya Verma of Maharaja Agrasen College claimed the second position and Suryansh of Maharaja Agrasen College bagged the third place, along with a consolation given to Tejasvini of Hansraj College. In the vibrant event of Folk Dance reflecting the rich culture of all the different lands of the nation, Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce’s Bhangra emerged as the winner, while the second position was taken by Sri Venkateswara College. Maitreyi College, Gargi College and Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College’s folk dance performances were also given a special mention. The judges of the Indian Dance events were Guru Geetanjali Acharya, an eminent Odissi dancer and Pandit Hermant Pande, a proficient Kathak and folk dancer. Before announcing the results, Guru Geetanjali Acharya admitted that, “It felt like we were watching a national festival. All participants performed exceptionally well, so much indeed, that without the provision of judging a third position, we decided to declare and award a third deserving winner for this event.” [gallery columns="2" ids="40526,40525"] On the other hand, Chimera, the western dance festival of JMC organized a Choreography and Western Dance competition. The event of Choreography was judged by Mr. Sehaj Singh, a well acclaimed choreographer and Mr. Govind, a western dance choreographer and instructor at the Urban Dance Academy. The first place was given to Hans Raj College while the second one was claimed by Kirori Mal College. Lady Shri Ram College for Women was also given a special mention. In the western Dance, Sri Venkateswara College’s Verve bagged the first position whereas IIT Delhi’s V – Defyn stood on the second position and Sri Guru Gobind College of Commerce’s Misba came third. The day ended with Supersonic DJ Mojojojo playing a mix of popular pop tracks.   Lovleen Kaur Shagun Marwah Arushi Pathak   Images by Sahil Chauhan, Hitanksha Jain, Gerush Bahal and Vibhana Kanwar for DU Beat  ]]>

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