DU Annual Fest Season

Montage’17 at JMC: Battle of Bands and Jasleen Royal steal the show on Day 1

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The first day at Montage 2017 – the Annual Cultural fest of Jesus and Mary College – began with Sister Rosily T.L. r.j.m, the officiating Principal of the college declaring the fest open which was followed by melodious gospels sung by the students of the college.


This was followed by ‘Adaah’- an event organised by Nrityanjali, the Indian Dance Society of JMC, which included the Indian Classical Solo competition and the Group Folk Dance competition. The competition was judged by Radhika Kathal and Hemant Pandey. The Indian Classical Solo saw energetic performances from the participants and Aishwariya and Raghav from Sri Venkateswara College won the first and second prizes, respectively. The third prize was won by Nimisha from Janki Devi Memorial College while Neha from Gargi College won a special prize.

In the Group folk dance competition, the participants filled the auditorium which tunes and energetic beats from across India. The competition, in which a total of nine teams participated, the first prize was won by Nupur, the folk dance society of Kamala Nehru College. The second and third prizes were won by Nrityakriti of Maitreyi College and Nazaakat of Gargi College, while the singer of the SGTB Khalsa’s team won a special mention for his exceptional performance.

Nupur, the folk dance society of Kamala Nehru College bagged the first spot in the Group Folk Dance competition

Echo, the western music society of JMC organised ‘Madrigal’ which included western group singing competition where students of the Western Music Society of Lady Shri Ram College bagged the first position followed by Sound Machine of St. Stephen’s College winning the second position and Aria of Hindu College securing the third position. In the event of ‘I like to duet x2’, Sparsh and Alankrita of LSR bagged the first position. For the event ‘Tap That Treble’, which was the western solo singing competition, Sparsh from LSR won the first prize and the second prize was bagged by David from St. Stephen’s College while the third position was jointly won by Sumer from Venky and Zachariah from Ansal University. ‘Battle of Bands’ was judged by Siby Mathew and Roshan Roy, with a total of seven participating bands and Tantrik Steve of Hansraj College gave the award winning performance.

LSR bagged top spot in the Western A capella 

The English Theatre Competition which was organised by the dramatics society was a patience testing game. The champion prize was bagged by Hindu College whereas the Runners Up was bagged by Shahid Bhagat Singh College. Zoya from DCAC won the best actor award.

With the competitive events calling it up a day, the enthusiastic crowd gathered to enjoy the concert by Jasleen Royal. The singer enthralled the audience with popular tracks like Kabira and Iktara along with her popular tracks from the film ‘Dear Zindagi’.

Featured image credits: Sahil Chauhan

Photography team: 

Prateek Singh ([email protected] )

Alex Arthur  ([email protected])

Sahil Chauhan ([email protected])


Anagha Rakta ([email protected])

Radhika Boruah ([email protected])

Baani Kasyap ([email protected])

Srivedant Kar ([email protected])


Head of Web at DU Beat (2017-18), and a passionate writer from Miranda House, with a sweet tooth and a funny bone.

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