The final day of Mecca’ 16 started off with the Western Music (Group) Competition organised by Aria, the Western Music Society of Hindu College. The event was judged by Ms. Aching Shazia, the Founding Director of ” The Delhi Genesis Choir”.

The auditorium started filling as the teams began performing in Acappella format. The Western Music Society of Lady Shri Ram College for Women was declared the winners of the event followed by Euphony of Gargi College and Zephyr of Kamala Nehru College  at the second and third position respectively.  

Immediately after this, the Western Music (Solo) event was hosted which was judged by Ms. Shazia as well. Kishore of Amity University bagged the first position. Isha Chakravarthy of Gargi College was declared second and Sparsh Vajpayee of LSR came third.

There were many other events hosted, Poetry Slam and debate competition, ‘Times Vibate’ to name a few.

Keeping up with the melodious atmosphere, the Indian Music Society of Hindu College, Alankaar, hosted the Indian Music (Choir) Competition, Raagmala. The event was judged by Mrs. Maya Bhattacharya, President of Sangeet Sankalp- Delhi Branch and Mrs. Suchitra of the History Department of Hindu College.

A total of 12 teams participated who performed for 10-12 minutes each. Mrs Bhattacharya said, “Judging these competitions is difficult, but listening to the performances is easy! They were very good given the hectic classes and college activities. I praise everyone who made all the efforts to give a good performance. It’s a big deal to present classical music on such a platform!”

Maitreyi College was declared as the winners of the event. Sri Venkateswara College and Lady Shri Ram College for Women won the second and third position respectively.

As soon as Raagmala wound up, the crowd started filling in at the main ground for much awaited star night of this edition of Mecca: the concert of popular Bollywood artists Salim Sulaiman. The crowd, thousands in number, cheered hard as Salim Merchant opened the concert.

The energy and zeal remained a constant as Salim-Sulaiman sang their top numbers of Aadat se majboor, Aye Khuda, Shukran Allah and Ishq Waala Love. Among their other compositions were songs against gender discrimination and paying homage to children killed in terrorist attacks.

Image Credits: Mridul Kumar

Sudisha Misra
Arushi Pathak
Nidhi Panchal
Srivedant Kar

With photographers

Prateek Singh, Mridul Kumar (featured image), Chirag Sharma, Jasmine Chahal, Alex Arthur and Paurush Bhardwaj