Day 1 The first day of Phoenix’ 16 started with an inauguration ceremony which was conducted in the presence of the principal of the college – J.P. Mishra who flagged off the fest. The first event of the day was Raag – the solo singing competition –which saw immense participation from many colleges including LSR, Miranda House and Hansraj. The next event was Vogue – the Fashion event, coordinated by Bellissimo – the Fashion Society of Motilal Nehru College.
The Final event of the day was the western dance event coordinated by Electra the dance society of Motilal Nehru College. A handful of teams performed on the mainstage, and grooved it out for the prizes. The first prize was won jointly by Misba – GGS and Tanz – Miranda House. The second prize went to V-Defyn – IIT Delhi and the third prize was bagged by FIM – MAIT.
Day 2The second day of phoenix started with Sur Sangam – the Indian Choir competition, which saw heavy participation from all the major colleges of Delhi University. The winners however turned out to be Maitreyi College, followed by Sri Venkateswara College who came second while Miranda House bagged the third position. The Battle of the bands was also being conducted by Malhaar, the Music society, on the main stage, at the same time. A total of 8 bands performed. The winner was Knight Shades followed by Mufills who bagged the second position. The front lawns were being occupied by the participants of the street play competition – Mukaam , organized by Aadhaar, the street play society of the college. The winner of this event was Ramjas College, with their play – Kaachu, while CBS grabbed the second position with their play – The Black Box. Kaachu was about the need to create a society which gave space for dissent and free flowing ideas. Electra – the dance society had also organized a dance workshop, which pumped up the crowd. Popular numbers were played to get the crowd’s attention, and there on, the whole mob danced along with the societies. Chayankan, the Photography Society also organised its event- Picturesque, which saw a lot of participation too. The final performance was given by Millind Gaba, also known as Music MG, who has released popular songs like – Daaru Party, Thodi Jeeni Piti hain, Yaar Mod Do, etc. The college’s own bhangra group performed while he performed. He got the crowd to dance on popular Hindi songs too, while his personal band – Jaal, accompanied him through all the songs. The delicate beats of the Dhol, got everyone to dance.
Filler events were also present, which were conducted by the college’s Enactus team while other stalls were also present to keep the crowd constantly engaged. The fest ended on a high note. The participation was good. On being asked about the fest’s scale, Vishal Upadhayay, the Central Councillor of the college, stated that, despite the fact that the budget was low, the participation of the crowd and zeal of all the participants had made the fest a huge success. Image Credits: Rajat and Prateek Jain for Motilal Nehru College Ishaan Sengupta [email protected]]]>