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Top Societies of DU Fest Season 2019: ECHO of Jesus and Mary College for Western Music

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A thing that brings all the aspirants of the University of Delhi in this country to a sense of fascination is the University’s engagement with the performing arts. With a plethora of opportunities in fields like dance, music, dramatic, students are exposed to the discipline and the adventure of the arts that interest them. DU Beat brings to you the first of the six installations of its analysis of the top society in DU. The hard work was persistent, and the competition heartening. Let’s delve into who made the cut and how.


The best college society in each category was selected by creating a tally of the top 3 positions that could be won at various events. The society that secured the 1st position was awarded 3 points, the society that secured the 2nd position was awarded 2 points, and finally, the society securing the 3rd position was awarded 1 point.

33 college fests were considered in the making of the tally. The selection of these 33 colleges was based upon an analysis done by speaking with members of numerous college societies, and tracking the fests they considered most prestigious. The considered colleges are:

Sri Aurobindo College (Morning)
Aryabhatta College
College of Vocational Studies
Dyal Singh College
Daulat Ram College
Delhi College of Arts and Commerce
Gargi College
Guru Gobind Singh College
Hansraj College
Hindu College
Indraprastha College for Women
Jesus and Mary College
Kamala Nehru College
Keshav Mahavidyalaya College
Kirori Mal College
Lady Irwin College
Lady Shri Ram College
Mata Sundri College
Maitreyi College
Miranda House College
Moti Lal Nehru College Morning
PGDAV College- Morning
Ramjas College
Ramanaujan College
Ram Lal Anand College
Satyawati College
Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies
Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College
Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College
Sri Venkateswara College
Shaheed Bhagat Singh College
Shivaji College
Shri Ram College of Commerce

Top Three Positions

ECHO, the western music society of Jesus and Mary College, has won the best society accolade this time with 36 points. Euphony of Gargi College followed at the second position with 23 points, and the third position was tied between the western music society of Lady Shri Ram College (WMS-LSR) and Sound Machine of St. Stephen’s College with 15 points.

Points Tally: Western Music

The Winning Society at a Glance

ECHO, the western music society of Jesus and Mary College, is known to be a colossal army of 22 talented and strong women who thrive to share every inch of their soul through their musical oeuvre.

Jannis Joe, President, expressed her delight to DU Beat-  “It’s been one hell of a ride, and we would happily buy tickets to it again. Leading this dream team has been a complete pleasure and honour. I’m so grateful to have such passionate members who not only put their heart and soul into our piece, but also do justice to our vision. Honestly, I never could have asked for a better platform to echo our love for music. Thank you for giving me a larger than life experience.”

“Every member has literally put her blood, sweat, and tears into the making of this piece over months of diligent perseverance, right from the arrangement, to every part and every harmony. Apart from the wins, personally, our chief momentous achievement was the success of teamwork and the complete cathartic satisfaction of expressing ourselves while living every moment of our experience through our music, knit together as one. Thank you for this journey on such a brilliant platform,” shared Sara Joseph, Vice President.

They added, “This fest season was absolutely amazing and memorable. We are deeply touched and humbled by the tremendous response we got this year, and would like to thank and congratulate all the other teams for putting on a good show and fighting the good fight.”

Performing Members

Jannis Joe (President)

Sara Joseph (Vice President)

Akhila Sarah Mathew

Alisha Abigail Mohanty

Anisha Mathew

Anukriti Menon

Ashnita Ashwin

Blessy Jacob

Crystal Dessa

Dhanya Kuriakose

Faith Samuel

Hema Georgina Biswas

Khushi Pallavi

Michelle Masih

Prathibha John

Rency Verghese

Rhea Anthony

Samantha Elizabeth D’Cruz

Sanjana Kishore

Sharon George

Shincy Sara John

Srisha Sarkar

Winners Tally:

Out of the colleges included in the tally, ECHO secured victorious positions at the following college fests:

1st: Dyal Singh College, Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, Hansraj College, Kamala Nehru College, Kirori Mal College, Lady Shri Ram College, Miranda House, Sri Venkateswara College

2nd: College of Vocational Studies, Gargi College, Moti Lal Nehru College (Morning), Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies

3rd: Hindu College, Indraprastha College for Women, Ramjas College, Shri Ram College of Commerce

Data Analysis and Compilation by:

Shivani Dadhwal

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Anushree Joshi

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Feature Image Designed by:

Palak Mittal for DU Beat

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Anushree Joshi is trying to be a writer by procrastinating most days and writing on some (productive) nights. This over-thinker studies English literature at your anti-national, feminist hotspot Lady Shri Ram College, and has strong opinions on why your #IAmHumanistNotFeminist attitude is the problem with the society and the system of patriarchy. She writes 1000-word articles, reiterating why To Kill a Mockingbird is the greatest lesson in empathy, and argues that Manto should be taught in schools and colleges. If you wish to rant or report or want me to write your story, mail me at [email protected].

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