Day 3 of Moksha kicked off with Dhwani, the umbrella of music-based events, which was judged by Mohit Dobhal, a Hindustani vocalist, and Ms. Roli, a proficient classical singer.

In Tarang, the Indian classical group competition, the first position was shared by Dhwani, the music society of Lady Shri Ram College For Women and Tarkaas, the music society of Institute of Home Economics. The second position was also a tie, between Gargi College’s music society Samranjini and Miranda House’s, Geentanjali. This was followed by the instrumental duo event, Symphony. Nalin Vinayak and Aditya who played a romanticizing combination of guitar and keyboards were awarded the first position and the second place was shared by the teams of Rishi and Saurabh, and of Anirudh and Mitesh.

Street Dance was another exciting event that took place on Day 3. It was judged by Digant Kar, a dancer and choreographer, along with Benjamin Jacob, a Senior Member at the Academy of Danceworx, Delhi. The team from Trinity Institute of Professional Studies was declared the winner.

Oorja, the western dance competition, was another highlight of Day 3, and saw Misba, the western dance society of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, winning the first position. Afroza, Indraprastha College for Women, and V-Defyn from IIT Delhi ranked second and third respectively.

Abish Mathew’s performance as a part of the Humour Fest drew crowds as he made the appreciative audience crack up with references to engineering in his jokes amongst other things.

Moksha ended on a high with Shaan’s performance as he crooned his biggest hits and crowd-pleasers like ‘Chaar Kadam’, ‘Bhool Jaa’ and ‘Partner’.

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‘Moksha’, the annual cultural fest of Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology, kicked off on 10th March 2016 with a number of events.

Day 1 commenced with Soch, the Street Play event, organised by Ashwamedh, the Dramatics Society of NSIT. It witnessed participation from college teams from all over India. Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women bagged the first position and Dyal Singh College (evening) came second. The play by Shivaji College earned a special mention.

Dhwani, the music competition, saw Isha Chakraborty from Gargi College and accompanist Anirban Divakera from St. Stephens’ College bagging the first position. The second position was shared by Shruti Dhasmana from Gargi College and Gurpreet from Jesus and Mary College. In the A Capella event, Zephyr, from Kamala Nehru College, and Western Music Society, Lady Shri Ram College for Women shared the first position.

The first dance competition on Day 1 was the Folk Dance competition, Kalakriti, where Natraj, the dance society of Maharaja Agrasen College, and the Bhagra team of SGND Khalsa College tied for the first position. The second position was bagged by Maitreyi College, and the third by Delhi Technological University.

Later in the evening, Mudra, the choreography competition saw Srijya, the Choreography society of Hindu College winning the first position, followed by Terpsi-Chorean, from Hans Raj College at the second position, and Lady Shri Ram College at the third position.

Naveen Kasturia and Arunabh Kumar of the very popular The Viral Fever Web series, Pitchers, left the audience in splits with their spontaneous humor and also encouraged students to follow their entrepreneurial calling. Proving to be one of the major crowd pullers of the evening, an exclusive preview of TVFs’ forthcoming video was also shown.

Day 1 concluded with the very energetic VH1 Supersonic where artists such as DJ Zayden enthralled the crowd with their music.

11th March 2016, day 2 of Moksha saw Stage Play, Battle of Bands, and the EDM night as the main attractions. Visitors were also kept involved with various informal events like Mini Militia and Banging Pyramids.

The Stage play competition saw participation of a total of six teams, including those from Shivaji College, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College and others. The event was judged by Prince Nagpal and Naveen Mallik from the Asmita Theatre Group. Vayam, Shivaji College, won the first position for their production ‘Jeevita Chellave’, while Mukhauta from Lady Irwin College took the second spot for ‘Khalid ka Khala’.

Rains played spoilsport in the evening as several events couldn’t take place, one of them being the finals of Rogue, the fashion show. The day soon picked up again with the DJ Wars, where Akshit Bhagat emerged victorious from amongst a host of contenders.

Day 2 ended on a high with the EDM night. The female DJ duo Elektrovertz pumped up the crowd and were soon followed by DJ Makasi from Tomorrowland who had the crowd dancing to his beats.

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Moksha Foundation is recently started, zealous organisation that aims at simplifying lives. Located in Naraina, this NGO focuses on 3 primary areas of work which are, promotion of green energy, taking up information based awareness programs and providing legal advice and medical aid to those who can’t afford it. It was founded by Devesh Lalwani, a recent Bachelor of Business Studies graduate from the University of Delhi. The NGO successfully executed its first project earlier this year, called ‘The Take Two Campaign’ in association with Perfetti Van Melle.

Currently, all members of the organisation are below 25 years, with many DU students in the team. Moksha Foundation hopes to bring this youthful energy to its next project called ‘Moksha Jan Utsav’ which is a 20 week program under which an integrated camp will be held every Sunday in various slum areas and lower income group colonies in West Delhi. Through this project, the NGO will address common issues faced by the residents.

The team held its first camp on June 16 at the Satsang Bhawan in Dasghara village, Pusa Institute.

A part of the camp was a multi speciality medical camp, with a range of doctors including orthopaedists and cardiologists to help patients. The residents also availed a number of tests including BMD, ECG, ECHO screening and those to check blood pressure and sugar levels. To ensure that the best doctors were on board for the camp, the NGO had tied up with Metro Heart Institute, a leading hospital located in Naraina.


The next section was dedicated to providing free legal consultation on civil matters. As is observed often, those with issues hesitate to seek legal advice due to the expected time and money required. The camp bridged this gap by inviting residents to talk about their concerns to Mr Tarun Bhardwaj, the lawyer Moksha Foundation is associated with. He talked them through issues related to pension, property and so on.

Apart from that, the volunteers helped the people at the Moksha Jan Utsav by checking the status of their Aadhar cards, and even printing the cards out for them to use. In the upcoming camps, the NGO will set up a booth to assist the residents to enroll for their Voter ID cards.

Despite the rain, around 400 people came to the camp.

To ensure that cases which require long term attention are not abandoned once the camp is wrapped up, effective follow up has been planned. The project has been designed in such a way that those facing such issues can seek further help from the doctors and lawyers in the future as well, at highly subsidized rates.

Dinesh Lalwani, Chief Patron of the Moksha Foundation said:

“Its through a collective effort of society and the youth that through the passage of time, the society we live in can reach a situation of normalcy were the word ‘aid’ should be a foreign concept.”

At a time when citizens of the country frequently criticize the youth for being self centred and insensitive to important causes, NGOs such as Moksha Foundation exist to prove them wrong. With a successful beginning to the project behind them, the team is determined to help the nation, step by step.