The final day of one of the biggest fests of Delhi University, Mecca 2017, saw major competitive events take place in the morning. These included the Battle of Bands, the Indian Choir Competition, and the Street Play Competition. The Competitive Fashion Show was conducted in the afternoon, after which the most awaited event, the star night of Mecca 2017 commenced and concluded on a musical brilliance!
The melodious music event, organised under the canvass of Harmony, kicked off in the morning. Raagmala, the Indian Choir Competition, was the platform to serenading performances. Adjudged by Shri Soumendra Thakur and Shri Rajeev Prasanna, with Tarkaas of Institute of Home Economics taking home the first prize. Swaranjali of Hans Raj Collegesecured the second place, and Samranjhini of Gargi College and Geetanjali of Miranda House Collegeshared the third position. Aria, the Western Music Society of Hindu College, organized the energy-packed Battle of Bands event which saw The Tantrik Steve as the winners, with stupefying and foot-tapping performances. Transcending into the world of actions and stories, the front lawns hosted the nukkad natak event, a confluence of endearing and thought-provoking performances. The theatre society of Shri Ram College of Commerce emerged as the winners, followed by Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (M) bagging the second place, and Gargi College and Sri Venkateswara College securing the third position.
Panache, the fashion show, left the audience stunned with the innovative designs and creative expression of the participants. The trophy was bagged by Galore, the fashion society of Maitreyi College, followed by I Vogue of SGGSCC. The day next witnessed the Solo Indian Instrumental Competition, performances infused with a perfection of taal-mel. The final edition of the fiesta also saw a plethora of diverse activities to challenge the creative streak of the participants; from Stand-up comedy, Business Quiz, and Poster Making to Treasure Hunt and Mini Militia, Mecca was home to milieu of talent.
The final act of the fiesta was the Star Performance by the famous Bollywood singer, Sukhwinder Singh, of the ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya,’ ‘Jai Ho,’ and ‘Galla Goodiyan’ fame. The singer set the spirits high and the heart wanting for more with his enthralling and riveting performance. A worthy treat to draw the curtains at the dastaan-e-dilli version of Mecca, Sukhwinder Singh charmed the crowd with his voice and wit. The crowd cheered and grooved along the musical spectacle, and exuberantly bid adieu to Mecca 2017!
Feature Image Credits- Hitanksha Jain for DU Beat