One of the many things that make the University of Delhi happening and enchanting is the performing arts societies and their marvelous annual productions. In the past few months, we saw cut-throat competition across several Delhi University colleges. The hours and hours of practice and hard work were put to test this fest season and from amongst the pool of massive talent, some groups emerged brighter than the others. We attempt to select the best society of the lot.
The best college society in each category was selected by creating a tally of the top 3 positions that could be won at various events. The society that secured the 1st position was awarded 3 points, the society that secured the 2nd position was awarded 2 points, and finally, the society securing the 3rd position was awarded 1 point.
Eight college fests were referred to while evaluating the top societies tally this fest season. They were: Tarang, LSR; Ullas, KNC; Tempest, Miranda House; Montage, JMC; Mecca, Hindu College; Reverie, Gargi College; Confluence; Hansraj College, and Nexus, Sri Venkateswara College.
The Top Three
In the Western Dance category, Misba of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce scored the maximum points. Misba’s 15 points were followed by Verve of Sri Venkateshwara College (7 points). The third position was shared by Enliven of Gargi College and Spardha of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College with 6 points each.
Points Tally: Western Dance
The Winning Society at a glance
Misba is known in the western dance circuit for their snazzy performances that are marked by overt Bollywood symbolism. Their performances are humorous and entertaining which makes them the crowd’s favourite.
Talking to DU Beat about the experience of working in the society, the president said, “Misba is a place that welcomes all kinds of people, a dancer or non-dancer, with a warm heart and by the end, we are a family. Misba has always pushed us into doing better and through this opportunity of performing on stage, it has helped us to explore our true selves. From getting an opportunity to lead the prestigious society this year to maintain its legacy was a bit difficult, but it was made possible because of the hard work, positivity, and courage that my team always carries with itself.”
1. Priyanka Aggarwal – President
3. Abhijeet Chaturvedi
4. Aman Susan Kujur
5. Manveen Kathuria
6. Nishali Mehta
*7. Nitika Goel -TREASURER*
8. Saransh Bhambri
*9.Sanchit Goel – PR HEAD*
10. Gurpreet Singh Dutt
11. Akash Katyal
13. Gaurish Chauhan
14. Arjun Nijhawan
15. Prithvi Rahuja
16. Riya Sawa
17. Somya Aggarwal
18. Garima Setia
19. Khushi Bisht
20. Yukti Thareja
Out of all colleges we considered, Misba won at:
1st: Tarang, Confluence, Nexus, Ullas
2nd: Tempest (shared)
(Hover over the icons to know more about their victories)
Images Designed by Kartik Kakar for DU Beat ([email protected])
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