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A Fantastic Finale: Mecca 2019 Day 3

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The final day at Mecca was a spectacular display of glamour and celebrations. Vishal-Shekhar duo had the massive crowd crooning and dancing to their beats; a brilliant end to Mecca.

The third and last day at Mecca 2019 witnessed a multitude of events being organised throughout the college. From the first two days dedicated to dance and bands, the third day was all about music and theatre.

Karwan-E-Shaqafat, a gathering to celebrate the multicultural identity of Hindu College was organised in the Zoology Lawns by the Parliament. The event saw the participants performing classical dance forms and various other cultural performances.

Mecca also hosted massive participation on day three – in terms of the crowd. The huge sports complex was brimming with Hinduites and Non-Hinduites likewise. However, given the special space reserved for Hinduites, and also, the college IDs being checked by faculty members multiple times before the entry into the concert ensured minimum foolery. “The huge crowd was managed well. There have been instances where concerts have been unsafe spaces for women.” said a third-year student from Hindu College.

Champrange, the A Capella event was organized by Aria, the Western Music Society of Hindu College which saw the participation of several teams from various colleges. The first position was bagged by Euphony of Gargi College followed by Cresendo of Sri Ventakeswara College at the second position and Echo of Jesus and Mary College at the third position.

The third and final day of Mecca continued in high spirits. The day kick-started with arpeggio ’19 by Aria: the western music society of Hindu college followed by the western music solo competition.
Chudamani Iyer Akshara from Lady Shri ram college for women secured the first place, Raphroyia Kayina from Gargi College secured the second place and Khushi Pallavu from Jesus and Mary College secured the third place.

Alankaar, the Indian music organised Harmony ’19 for their search for Mecca Idol. The event was followed by Raagmala, a group singing competition. Daulat Ram College’s Ahaalya stood first along with Alaap of Sri Venkateswara College. The second position was shared between Miranda House’s Swaranjali and Hansraj College’s Geetanjali. The third position was shared between SGTB Khalsa College’s Swarang and Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies’ Dhwani.

At the historical Ibtida lawns, street theatre found life once again as many societies delivered their last performances for the season. The street theatre competition by Mecca in collaboration with Ibtida, the dramatics society of Hindu college saw participation of over 15 teams. The event ended with ibtida’s street production ‘outvoted’. The first position was secured by Et cetra- the dramatics society of GTBIT for their production “Don’t kill my vibe”. Kahkasha, the Hindi dramatics society of Jesus and Mary College secured the second position and the SRCC dramatics society secured the third position.

Alankaar, the Indian Music Society of Hindu College organized a solo singing competition named Mecca Idol which was judged by Pavitra Chari. The room echoed with canorous music when eleven contestants from various colleges gave their euphonic performances to win the title of “Mecca Idol”. Sakshi Taneja of Lady Shri Ram College bagged the first position while Sukriti Poddar of Gargi College came second and Dakshraj Sharma of Maharaja Agrasen College got the third position.

The Parliament of Hindu College in collaboration with Nakshatra, the Fashion Society organized a competition to crown Mr. and Ms. Mecca. The event was conducted in three rounds. The first was an online round followed by an introductory round and a question and answer round with the esteemed panel of judges which included Mamta Sharma Das, who is a Creative Stylist and the founder of Viva la Vida and Pooja Chopra, who was crowned as Health Queen India, 2018 and is the founder of PNA Origine. The highlight of the event was a ramp walk by the judges themselves. The title of Mr. Mecca was bagged by Yaduvansh whereas Suhani was given the title of Ms. Mecca.

Ibtida: The Dramatics Society also presented their powerful annual production titled ‘Outvoted’ at the Street Play event. A satire on the Indian politics, this performance was Ibtida’s outgoing batch’s last performance. The crowd cheered and connected with the emotional Ibtida team and celebrated along.

Panache, the fashion show competition organised by Nakshatra, the fashion society of Hindu College was adjudged by Mr. Viren Barman, Mr. India 2017, Ms. Mamta Sharma Das, creative stylist and founder Vive La Vida and Ms. Aishwarya Sharma, fashion and lifestyle blogger. The event saw participation from 9 teams which showcased their annual productions on themes ranging from Nature vs Technology to Depression. Debonair, fashion society of Daulat Ram College bagged the first position while Glitz from Kamala Nehru College came second.

To deliver the perfect finale, the crowd could not have asked for anyone better than the superb duo of Vishal and Shekhar. Performing some of their best tracks from Bollywood and their Coke Studio project, the duo had the crowd enraptured. The performance shortly also moved to a patriotic avenue as the band accompanying the duo performed ‘Saare Jahan Se Accha’. Both of the singers declared their gratitude towards an aazing crowd.

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