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 Battle of Bands category, Hans Raj Projekt scored the maximum points in the tally. Hans Raj Projekt’s 12 points were followed by High Time (Kirori Mal College) that scored 7 points. Playtime (Hans Raj College) bagged third spot scoring 5 points.
The Winning Society at a glance
Hans Raj Projekt, Hans Raj College
The Hans Raj Projekt is an offshoot of Swaranjali, the music society of Hans Raj College. The band performed four songs, all of which were original compositions of the band. Dilda Bhed about how problems of love can be understood only god or by the heart, Kya Kahu about the insignificance of the ego, When You about falling in love and getting back up and Madhukauns which is about determination.
The band president, Anirudh Varma reveals his secret of success. He says, “I think what has always worked for us is that we are very close friends outside the band as well which is reflected in our on stage chemistry. Our priority is to engage the audience not only at the level of the music but at the level of the sentiment as well and that is the feedback we get from the audience as well after our performance”
Vinayak Pant – Sitar
Shivash Chagti – Acoustic Guitar & Western vocals
Saptak Chatterjee – Hindustani Vocals
Anirudh Varma – Piano/Keyboards
Dimpal Kumar – Drums
Abhishek Mittal – Electric Guitar
Madhur Chaudhary – Bass
Winners Tally: Hans Raj Projekt
Eight college fests were referred to while evaluating the top societies tally this fest season which were: Tarang, LSR; Ullas, KNC; Tempest, Miranda House; 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:
Ist position at: Reverie’16 (Gargi College), Montage’16 (Jesus and Mary College), Nexus’16 (Venkateshwara College) and Ullas’16 (Kamala Nehru College)
Apart from this the band has also won accolades at LSR, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, St. Stephen’s College, CVS and NIFT.
(Hover on the icons below to know more about their victories)