Ramjas College held its annual fest Mosaic 2016 from 15th March – 16th March.
Day 1 started with a colour marathon. The marathon was a 3 km run starting and ending at Ramjas College covering Daulat Ram College, Patel Chest, SGTB Khalsa and Vishwavidyalya metro station. The event saw participation from over 1500 enthusiastic students. The run was powered by Roposo and aimed at promoting women empowerment. The Chief Guest at the event was the Deputy Commissioner of the Anti Corruption bureau of Delhi Police. The Principal of the college, Dr. Rajendra Prasad cheered the crowd and initiated the run. The students were provided t-shirts and during the course of the run were showered with colour to add to the fun.
This was followed by a street art display in association with MTV Junkyard Project. The DUSU members had arranged a display in the college. The idea behind the project is to clean up places in an innovative and quirky manner. The team from MTV had artists painting the boundary walls with some cool street art, keeping it cool and clean. The project has had successful endeavors in Mumbai and Pune and regularly spring up at college fests to spruce it up with quirky paintings and keeping the premises clean. The fashion show followed next with 9 teams participating. The teams were from Amity, Institute of Home Economics (IHE), Dyal Singh college, Kamala Nehru college, Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, Sri Guru Gobind Singh of Commerce, Satyawati college, Shavji college and Bharati college. The performances, costumes and themes, all made for a show worth watching. The judges were Suraj Soni, who was part of the Ramjas fashion society and Stefy Patel, actress and model. The first position was bagged by Kamala Nehru College followed by Dyal Singh college and IHE tied for second and Shivaji college in the third position.
The star cast of Kapoor and Sons arrived as the fashion show was going on. Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt and Fawad Khan came on stage as the shouts and screams of fans. The highlight of the event was that it was Alia Bhatt’s birthday and the crowd screamed ”happy birthday” along with the people on stage. Balloons were let loose as part of the celebration and free CD’s were distributed among the crowd as a part of the movie promotion. After they had left, the fashion show resumed from where it had stopped.
The second day of Mosaic 2016 began with the annual western dance festival, RAQUS, organised by the dance society of Ramjas college. Eleven teams consisting of Satyawati evening college, Hansraj college, Mata Sundari college, Janki Devi Memorial, Maitreyi, Aurobindo, Venkateshwara, Lady Sri Ram, Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology, Indraprastha and Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi competed in the event, in that order. After a tough competition, the judge finally selected the winning teams. Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology’s ”Funk In Motion” won the first position and Venkateshwara’s ”Verve” tied for second place with LSR.
RAQUS was followed by a Punjabi powered performance by Gurnam Bhullar. The songs were a hit with the crowd as they danced to every song. After Gurnam’s short performance came the most awaited event of the day, Anushka Manchanda’s performance. The crowd sang and cheered along as she sang popular hits like ‘Dance Basanti‘ and ‘Manma Emotion Jaage‘. After a lot of selfies and lots of song requests, the show finally came to an end as she sang the last song of the evening from the film Dil Chahta Hain.
— DU Beat (@du_beat) March 16, 2016
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