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Montage ’16 at Jesus and Mary College: Highlights and Events

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Day 1 of Montage ’16- The annual cultural festival of Jesus and Mary College was celebrated on 15th March, 2016. Staying true to their theme- ‘Colors of Life’, the entire college was adorned with handmade decorations which further enhanced all the aesthetics of the campus.

The day kicked off with Tarannum, the Indian music society of JMC organising their annual music festival ‘Raag’ which included both solo and choir performances. The solo competitions were categorized into three sections: Classical, Semi Classical and Light. In the Eastern Choir, Hans Raj College was given the first position along with Miranda House as second.

Geetanjali, the Indian Music Society of Miranda House
Geetanjali, the Indian Music Society of Miranda House

The main field simultaneously hosted signature compositions of college 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: Hans Raj Projekt bagging the same.

Adaa, the Indian Dance festival involved Classical Solo and Folk Dance competitions. 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.

Chimera, the western dance festival of JMC included a Choreography and Western Dance competition. The first place was given to Hans Raj College while the second one was claimed by Kirori Mal College in the Choreography event. 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.

The final day of Montage  kicked off with ‘Stage Craft’ the Stage play competition. The play had 5 participating teams. The best play was ‘9 Parts of Desire’ by Lady Shri Ram College for Women while the best direction was awarded to the team from Hans Raj College for ‘Party’. Abhinav Kumar (Shaheed Bhagat Singh College) and Tanvika (Sri Venkateswara College) won the best actor award in the male and female category respectively.  

Awaaz, the street play event  organised by Kahkasha, the Hindi dramatics society of JMC. The first position was bagged by the Hindi Dramatics Society of SRCC for their production ‘The Defective Ward’. ‘Kalkothri’ the production of Shivaji College won the second position while ‘Sun Tu Rehne De’ and ‘Hawa Nai Rukh Vahi’ the productions of LSR and Hindu college shared the third position.

Madrigal, the western music festival organised by Echo, the western music society of JMC was categorised into solo and choir competitions. The solo event was won by Shivash Chagti (Hans Raj College). The first position in the group event was won by LSR while Kirori Mal college and Kamala Nehru college won the second position.

The final day ended with performances by rock band, ‘The Local Train’ which sang some famous numbers like Bande and Aaoge Tum Kabhi.

Montage ’16 in a glimpse

Day-wise Coverage:

Day 1
Day 2

Catch Montage 2016’s entire album here

Vani Vivek
Lovleen Kaur
Shagun Marwah
Arushi Pathak
Tarushi Verma
Shreya Srivastava

Images by: Alex Arthur, Sahil Chauhan, Hitanksha Jain, Vibhana Kanwar, Gerush Bahal, Uzma Rehman, Aarushi Dhingra and Paurush Bhardwaj for DU Beat

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].

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