DU Fest Season 2016


Every year, societies from colleges across the campus compete neck to neck and put up spectacular performances during the fest season. This year too, saw certain teams shine a little brighter than the rest. We bring you a series with college societies that put their heart and soul into their respective fields and took home the top prizes at various cultural fests.

The best college society in each category was selected by creating a tally of the top 3 positions at competitive events held during various cultural fests of this season. Whenever a society won the first prize they were awarded 3 points, for the second position they received 2 points and for the third position, 1 point was added to their tally.

For the Street Play category, SRCC Dramatics Society scored the maximum points in the tally. SRCC Dramatics Society’s 8 points were followed by Ibtida (Hindu College) that scored 6 points. Vayam (Shivaji College) bagged third spot scoring 4 points.


The Winning Society at a glance


SRCC Dramatics Society, SRCC

SRCC’s street play, The Defective Ward revolved around the plight of the mentally ill. While researching about various social issues, the society came to know an alarming fact: according to WHO, 1 out of 4 people suffer from a mental illness. They decided to research more on this and met experts and visited several mental health institutions which made them realise that this issue needs attention and they had the platform for it. Hence, all things fell in place.

Avikal Parashari, Director and Actor at SRCC’s Street Play Society said, “From the very beginning we were encouraged to feel for the cause and then perform. We visited a Mental Health institution called Vishwas where we met patients whose stories are reflected in our production. Maybe the love that they showered upon us made us win. Or maybe that dedication to do justice to the cause led us to this position.”

Names of the performing members:  Avikal Parashari, Chiranjiv, Dhruw Harishankar, Lokesh Yadav, Medha Meenal, Saurav Goyal, Sandeep Behera, Sahibdeep Singh, Akshita Tatwal, Aditya Bamne, Amol Raswan, Gayathri Sonkar, Ishan Gautam, Jasdeep Sanghvi, Kamakshi Mahajan, Klirka Engtipi, Navneet Singh, Nitesh Agrawal, Nidhi Sangli, Rajan Lohia, Saraswati, Satyam Anand, Shreya Srivastava, Tejashri Balpande, Varun Kakkar

Winners Tally: SRCC Dramatics Society

Five college fests were referred to while evaluating the top societies tally this fest season which were: Confluence, Hans Raj College; Montage, JMC; Mecca, Hindu College; Reverie, Gargi College and Nexus, Sri Venkateswara College.

The society emerged victorious at the following fests:

1st Position- Montage, JMC and Nexus, Sri Venkateswara College
2nd Position- Reverie, Gargi College

(Hover on the icons below to know more about their victories)  

Nishita Agarwal
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