The much celebrated fest season of Delhi University has almost come to an end. Most of the colleges have had their annual cultural fests with spectacular performances in the competitive events, and to the amazing EDM and Star Nights. With the tribal theme on point, Daulat Ram College successfully organised its two-day fest Manjari’17 on the 22nd and 23rd of March. The pots painted with warli paintings and tribal masks: everything was splendidly placed, decorating the entire college premises beautifully.
The audience relished the amazing performances of different colleges in the western dance competition Laasya, folk dance competition Ulhaas, classical dance competiton Yogya, and semi classical face-off Darpan organised by Zenith, the western dance society of DRC and Annhad, the Indian dance society of DRC respectively. Alahyaa, the Indian Music Society of DRC held its annual music fest Aaroh’17 where the leading music societies competed in the different events like Sur Sangam, Jugalbandi and Annhad. Memesis, the theatre society of DRC organised Adakari’17- the theatre festival of DRC which saw a vast multitude of spectators pulled towards the amazing annual productions of the different theatre societies. Annual exhibition Taabeer’17 was organised by Sepia, the film and photography society of DRC. ‘Shades’ was organised by Spectra– the fine arts society of DRC. Tajagna, the quizzing society of DRC hosted Big Fact Hunt- a general quiz. All India Mushairah was also organised. A talent hunt competition was held for the visually challenged students. Events like Promenade by Debonair, the fashion society of DRC and Zaahir-e-Hunar, the open talent hunt, had immense spectation.
Superstar singer Guru Randhawa of Suit, Patola, Yaar Mod Do fame ignited the evening with his peppy numbers, making the crowd dance on their toes. The two-day celebration was drawn to a close with Bollywood hits like Pee Loon, Tere Sang which are credited to the name of the soulful singer Tulsi Kumar.
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Manjari 2013, the fest of Daulat Ram College reflected the vibrant spirit of the youth. The fest kicked off with a Marathon, followed by its inauguration by Ms. Smriti Irani, who was delighted to do the honours.
Offering a wide variety of about 25 events, this fest had participants from all over Delhi University.
The limelight of this cultural extravaganza was ‘Laasya’, the dance competition where about 8 teams set the stage on fire dancing to peppy tunes. One of the biggest auditoriums of Delhi University, it was jam packed with students who were eager to witness the competition. IIT Delhi, where the student techies broke out of their stereotypical geeky image received the loudest and most enthusiastic applause being the all-boys team.
Eidos, the newly formed photography society of the college also put up an exhibition in the gazebo where young photographers displayed their best clicks. ‘Adakari’, the street play event attracted a huge crowd. Khalsa College got the first prize, Hansraj managed to win second and Maharaja Agrasen third. The day ended with Battle of Bands where bands from various colleges participated.
Leggy college girls and tall, handsome guys walked the ramp flaunting their outfits, encouraged by whistles and ‘oohs’ that set the mood for one of the most happening fashion shows, ‘Laavanya’. CVS stole the show, as it beautifully showcased a traditional theme ‘’Nazaakat’, and grabbed the first place while Amity International managed to secure second place.
Hegathon, the eating competition received a huge response from a lot of students who were tested on their eating capacity and were asked to eat tomatoes, bananas, and drink Coke. Elsewhere, students painted their hearts out on roads in the Road Painting competition, displaying their painting skills. Simultaneously commenced Geet Gaata Chal and Simphonia, which was a treat to all the music lovers. Students presented a plethora of musical presentations. The Rangshala roared with applause from students singing with the participants.
As the clock ticked 5 the crowd moved towards the sports ground to dance to the tunes of Benny Dayal. After a long wait of one hour he came and rocked the night, while the crowd jumped on their feet for more than two hours as he sang his super hit numbers one after the other in his own style. This was his first official performance in Delhi. He wowed the crowds by crooning Bollywood numbers like “Disco Deewane”, “Lat Lag Gae”, which saw students belt out some latkaas and jhatkas.
The fest had everything for everyone– from dance performances to a rock band session, street play, a fashion show and Paralympics. What added to the fun was the enthusiastic response of the crowd that cheered, sang and danced along with the participants.]]>