Manjari 2014


It’s that magical time of year when there isn’t a weekend without a great fest and this weekend Daulat Ram College put forth a commendable show. The second day set sailing with the first event being the Indian (Group) Song competition which saw participation of students from various colleges displaying plethora of talent and thrilling the audience with their voice.

drc9_1499863125_nThe western dance competition – Taniec – witnessed the maximum footfall and a jam-packed auditorium with students cheering loud for the splendid performances. About 6 teams participated in the competition of which IP College for Women captured the first prize while Venkateswara College grabbed the second prize. However the show was stolen by IIT-D boys who put forth an electrifying performance and left the crowd craving for more. Unfortunately, they were disqualified from the competition because of being late.

“We were at fault somehow, but the stage was good. We liked performing here,” expressed Aakash, President of the IIT-D team. One of the students from the audience quoted, “IIT-D would have easily won the show, but they were unluckily disqualified.” Mata Sundari College too was disqualified on the same grounds.

This year the cultural festival had in store a surprise Fashion Show by the Economics Department of college, which uniquely integrated fashion with Economics and proved to be a creative new concept.

drc43128198_nAnother event in the row was Classical Dance, which was won by Pragati from DRC while Rajkumar form Shyam Lal College and Meera from DRC got Appreciation Awards. There were many events being conducted parallel to these events like Ad-Mad, Mime, Dramatics Wheel etc. which were fiercely competed between students of different colleges.

By the afternoon, the college was abuzz with students who had gathered to witness the star of the evening Nikhil D’Souza. Without much delay he came (lauded for being on time!) and swayed the crowd with his foot tapping numbers as Har Kissi Ko Nahi Milta, Mere Bina, Shaam etc.

The weather was kind and the atmosphere mellow, with fun and frolic in the air the gala fest came to an end. The students of DRC left no stone unturned to make the fest a resounding success.

Image Credit: Greta Khawbung for DU Beat

The first day of Daulat Ram College’s (DRC) annual fest “Manjari” set rolling with inauguration by Rajat Sharma, Chairman and Editor-in-chief of India TV. Since the theme of the fest is Indian streets, the college decorations were concurrent to the theme.

The street play Competition “Adakari” showcased the performance by 10 teams (Hansraj, Shri Ram College of Commerce, Maharaja Agrasen College, PGDAV, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, Shri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, Shivaji, Bhagat Singh College, Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute of Technology) who were selected beforehand on the basis of script and each of the team was awarded with equal prize money. On the competitive front, the event saw 6 teams participation of which Hansraj with its play Holi came first, followed by DTU and Ramjas.

The college’s photography Society Eidos had put up an exhibition in the Gazibo, which attracted a descent crowd. The college also organized treasure hunt which saw maximum participation. After struggling for the clues, Deeksha and Annapurna of DRC emerged as winners.


The most awaited event of the day was Promenade, the inter-college fashion show put up by Zenith -the fashion society of the college. The competition was swept away by the Kamala Nehru girls whose theme “Fashion through the ages” stole the entire show, leaving behind SRCC, CVS, SPM, Hindu, Lady Irwin and CHE. The performance of College of Home Economics was also appreciated. However it seemed Rain God was in a mood to relish the show and made a classic entry.

But rain could not much affect the spirit of students, as DJ set up was quickly rearranged to a safe place and students shook their legs to the peppy tunes played by DJ Tanuj.