Confluence- The annual cultural festival of Hansraj College which was a four days long was packed with various events by several societies and departments. This time, the fest was not just limited to cultural events and Star Nights but also included the technical fest and departmental fests in this same frame. Although the events and performances entertained the audiences spread across the four days but the prime attraction of the fest – a concert by Diljit Dosanjh had ended abruptly which left a lot of fans disheartened.
Day One: Inauguration, Street Play, Western Choreo and informal games.
The first day began with the inaugural ceremony with teachers and members of the student union lighting the inaugural lamp. This was followed by the principal Dr. Rama, the principal of the college declaring the fest open. “We look to make Confluence 2017 to be bigger and better this year” she said.
This was followed by various events by the various departments of the college as well as events by the societies of the college. While ‘Botanique’ the botanical society organised ‘floristics’ their annual fest which saw the presence of an alumnus Mr Varun Narain, a puppeteer who presented an excellent piece called photosynthesis in moonlight, the computer science department organised competitions of coding and encrypt-decrypt. The Hansraj Dramatics Society organised ‘Bolbala- The Street Play Competition’ in which the first Prize was bagged by ‘Anuhuti’ of Sri Venkateswara College for their production ‘A’. The second and third prizes were won by Ibtida of Hindu College for ‘Saare Jahan Se Acha’ and Kshitij of Gargi College for ‘Main Kashmir aur aap?’ respectively. The event was organised in a non-competitive manner were participants chose the winners among themselves.
In the Choreo competition was won by ‘Sensation’- the choreography society of Kirori Mal College while ‘Sparx’ the choreography society of Gargi College bagged the runners up prize. The first day also saw a lot of informal events like Momo Attack and Carom Games by Mathematics Department, Demarcedo and Mock Stock by commerce society and Mini Militia by Haritima
Day Two: Youth Summit, Pahal and Art Exhibition
Major attractions of Day 2 were the ‘Youth Summit’ organised by the NSS of Hansraj College, ‘Pahal’ by the society for the differently abled and Art Exhibition on show by Kalakriti.
The ‘Youth Summit- UTSAV’ organised by NSS showcased its community service programmes through a short documentary which was followed by a song by underprivileged kids of ‘Padhaku’. This was followed by a speaker session where the speakers inspired students to actively take part in community service and give back to the country.
Meanwhile at ‘Pahal’, differently abled students from across the university showcased their talent in singing, dancing and other extra-curricular activities.
The art exhibition saw numerous rhapsodies of art and colourful expressions at display for the visitors.
The second day also saw lots of fun events by various societies like ‘Gulli Cricket’, ’Slamp Poetry’ and ‘Game of Thrones- Utility Maxima’.
Day three: Musical Events, Cultural Show by North East Society and DJ Taran Duo
The third day of Confluence opened with melodious music events in the auditorium which were organised by Swaranjali, the music society of Hansraj College. The Indian Choir competition marked the start of the day which was won by ‘Dhwani’, the Indian music society of Lady Shri Ram College. ‘Musoc’ of Kirori Mal College won the second prize while the third prize was won by ‘Alaap’ of Sri Venkateswara College.
This was followed by the western choir which was won by Zephyr of Kamala Nehru College won the champions prize while the runners up was bagged by ‘Echo’ the western music society of Jesus and Mary College. The western Solo Dance was won by Gurpreet Kaur of JMC and Isha Chakrobarty of Gargi College bagged the runners up.
The cultural show organised by the north east society of Hansraj College drew a large attention with students performing regional dances like Bihu and Assamese Dances. The exhibition and Meena Bazaar which were on display at the LP near the canteen also drew a huge crowd.
The day came to an end in the evening with DJ Taran duo bringing the crowd to its feet with numbers like ‘Kala Chasma’ and ‘Aae dil hi mushkil’.
Day Four: Folk and Indian Dances, Diljit Dosanjh live in Concert
The fourth was filled with lot of euphoria around with long queue of Dance events lined up for the day. In the classical solo dance competition Nimisha from Janki Devi Memorial Cometition won the 1st Prize, the second prize was jointly won by Saumya Mittal of Miranda House College and Aishwarya of Sri Venkateswara College. The Classical Duet competition was won by Raghav and Aishwarya of Sri Venkateswara College.
#ResultUpdate from Day 4 of #Confluence17 at Hans Raj College: Nrityakriti of Maitreyi College bagged the first prize with their celebratory Haryanvi folk dance! We also congratulate SGTB Khalsa for achieving second position and SGND Khalsa and Gargi College on their shared third place win. Image credits: @iamsahilchauhan for DU Beat
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The Folk Dance competition saw ‘Nrityakriti’ of Maitreyi College bagging the first prize with Haryanvi Folk Dance Competition. SGTB Khalsa College won the second prize while the third prize was jointly bagged by SGND Khalsa and Gargi College respectively.
The prime attraction of the day was the star night featuring Govinda, Diljit Dosanjh and Progressive brothers. While Govinda cancelled his plans in the last minute, Diljit’s concert was cut short with just a couple of songs due to the unruly crowd and various circumstances for safety reasons.
Confluence 2017 Overview
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Correspondents: Arindam Goswami, Anagha Rakta, Saumya Kalia, Vineeta Rana, Kriti Sharma, Joyee Bhattacharya, and Srivedant Kar
Photographers: Hitanksha Jain, Vegh Daswani, Prateek Singh, Sahil Chauhan, Harshit Thukral and Jasmine Chahal