Upholding the pomp and glamour of the fest season, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College celebrated its annual cultural fest, Lashkara, from February 22nd to 25th, 2017. The four-day show presented a motley of events to be experienced and enjoyed by the student community.

The first day of the fest kicked off with the inauguration ceremony, officially drawing the curtains open to the festivities of Lashkara. The initial two days witnessed a myriad of departments, including political science, mathematics, history, botany, English, Punjabi, BBE, Hindi, economics, commerce, electronics, and B.A. Programme putting on display a diversity of intriguing and enthralling competitions for the participants to devour their interests in. The competitions were a mixture of department-oriented quizzes, contemporary topics, and fun activities.

Ankur, the theatre society of Khalsa College, organised Pratyaksh, a stage play competition, with Shunya of Ramjas College securing the first place. Due to the volatile political environment in the North Campus, the second day of Pratyaksh was postponed to a later date. The poetry society, Acrostics, celebrated the magic of words with Shabdotsav, a slam poetry competition, and Epiphany, an English poetry competition. The western dance society organised Meraki, with Gargi College’s Enliven bagging the first place followed by Sri Venkateswara College’s Verve. Swarang, the music society of Khalsa College, organised Antara, Taal Mel, Swarsagam, and Bandish on the two days to invigourate the music chords of the hearts. Enactus Khalsa, the fine arts society, and the photography society also conjured captivating exhibitions of the work of their members, enhancing the cultural ambience of the fest.

The last day of the fest commenced with the enthralling folk dance performance, attracting the audience with foot-tapping rhythms and enthused souls. The crowd poured in with the anticipation of witnessing the star performance of Guru Randhawa. The Punjabi singer of ‘Suit’ and ‘Patola’ fame invigourated the crowd with contemporary hits, concluding the eventful fest on a merry musical note.


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Lashkara, the annual fest of SGTB Khalsa College, ran high as the day flagged off with the street play event, called Pratyaksh. The event was held at the Nukkad right at the centre of the college campus. For the first time, Pratyaksh was a non-competitive event with the aim of eliminating the rat race from amongst the teams, and promoting a greater understanding of the themes that each of the play represented. A total of eight teams, including Hans Raj College, Indraprastha College for Women, Lady Shri Ram College and others. The judge for the event was Mr. Ulas Samrath, an alumnus of the SGTB Khalsa College and the former president of Ankur, the theatre society of SGTB Khalsa College. IMG_4520 Swarang, the music society of the college also hosted their annual fest under the name, Syncopation. The fest saw Western Solo Singing competition and the Western Duo and Trio Singing competition on day 2 at Lashkara. The Western Solo Singing competition witnessed participation from almost 15 students, among which Srimayi Laddagiri of Dyal Singh College (M) bagged the first position followed by Megha Khandelwal of Rajdhani College, and Samarth Mehta of SGTB Khalsa College, at the 2nd and 3rd positions, respectively. IMG_4873 This was followed by the Western Duo and Trio Singing competition. The competition, which took place at the main stage in the sports ground, saw teams from Sri Venkateswara College and GTBIT college sharing the first position, followed by another team from Sri Venkateswara College. Tarushi Varma With inputs from Shaurya Sahai [email protected] [email protected]  ]]>

Lashkara, annual fest of SGTB Khalsa College’s first day culminated today with the stage play competition Abhivyakti, by Ankur, dramatics society of the college. The first day of the three day fest saw many other events take place respectively arranged by different societies of the college.



Pinhole, the photography society of SGTB Khalsa showed a photo exhibition which was at display right at the center of the college premises, also popularly known as ‘Jannat’. Other societies such as Strokes, the fine arts society of the college showcased their exclusive pieces alongside the college’s flower garden, which one could see as soon as they entered the college premises. Strokes had also welcomed a distinguished artist who was being seen painting live, ‘the fire graffiti’, something which they claimed has never been done by anyone else in the entire world.


Among other major events, Swarang, the music society of the college held eastern music solo and eastern group competitions in the college’s main field. Both the events were judged by Prateek Narsimha, who is a leading vocalist of a popular world fusion band Raagleela. In the eastern solo category, Ramjas’ Rahul came first while Kshitija from Faculty of Music bagged the second position. In the eastern group event, the first position was secured by Institute of Home economics while Daulat Ram college and Kamla Nehru college secured the second and third positions respectively. ‘It was a beautiful experience for the society to organize and pull off such an event which witnessed some scintillating performances’, said Rajkanwar, Vice President of the society.


Among the very well-known societies of the university, Ankur- The Dramatics society of SGTB Khalsa college organized a stage play competition which enthralled the audiences to their core. Several performances including one of taboos associated with women won huge applause from the audience. The event was being judged by actor, designer and director, Vandana Vashisht and Ravindra Tripathy, a known journalist and a theatre critic.

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