Pride Parade Organised at Hindu College

With power slogans and vibrant rainbows, Hindu College today saw the pride parade for 2022 organized by students themselves.

The Hindu College Queer Collective in collaboration with the Women’s Development Cell of the college organized a pride parade today on the college campus itself in fun-frolic festivities. Students across DU turned up for the event and decked the parade in vibrant outfits celebrating their identities and celebrating love. A collaboration with different societies, the college was decked in colors of pride. 

Every aspect of the event, from the program to the parade was intended to be a celebration of community. It was an entirely student-led and student-funded initiative meant to embody the resilience and fortitude of collectivity. We did coordinate the societies in bringing them together, but the flow of the program and the performance were left entirely up to them.

Saberi, President, HCQC said to DU Beat.

After a number of date postponements, venue changes, tons of logistical issues, and even rain we finally pulled the event off, hopefully, the smiley faces, gorgeous performances, powerful slogans, and of course the parade in the rain outshined all the mess that was going on behind the curtains.

said Muskan Abbasi, President, Women’s Development Cell.

The event commenced at about 1:40 pm in the Sanganeria Auditorium of Hindu College. Anchors kickstarted the event by giving speeches about identity and expression and connoting anecdotes from students. Adhrita, the classical dance society went ahead with a beautiful dance performance, fusing classical moves with electric hip-hop beats. This was followed by students from Scribe reciting their self-composed poems on LGBTQIA+ love. A student echoed the auditorium with heartfelt lines like ‘Alag hona galat nahi hota’. Another student came out as bisexual in front of the audience reciting a poem ‘Colorful’

This was followed by soulful performances by Aria, the Western Music Society, and an extravagant display of ‘Drag’ by artists from Nakshatra the Fashion Society. Dr. Dhiren Borisa, queer activist, sexual geographer, and academician concluded the cultural extravaganza with a  very engaging inspiring speech. 

“The opposite of pride isn’t shaming. It’s loneliness’’ he said.

The event was a grand success. With an overwhelming response from the student masses and a huge turnout ratio, The pride parade started across the Hindu College campus, despite the rain and weather conditions, students marched in umbrellas, holding their flags and hearts high. 

A scene from the Pride Parade.

‘’We were aware of the possibility of rain. We had planned to organize it in the amphitheater but later shifted to the auditorium. The event turned out to be pretty successful.

Ash, General Secretary of HCQC said to us. 

‘’If I had to describe today’s pride, it would be brave. It was bold.’’

An attendee said.

Some enthusiastic students even extended the parade to the Arts Faculty. Members of Ibtida, the dramatics society energetically performed a jamming session in the rain. 

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 Hritwik Pratim Kalyan

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A philosophy major in Hindu College and , you can find Hritwik listening to Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga all day long and cracking weird jokes.