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Turncoat debates, theatre, street play, a closing event by Zaeden, and a host of musical competitions marked the second day of Reverie 2019. Here is a recap of day two at Reverie 2019, the annual cultural festival of Gargi College. 

Day two of Reverie 2019, the annual cultural festival had an enthralling start. The fest started with a turncoat debate organised by QED, the English debating society of Gargi college. The event witnessed 25 participants speaking for four minutes each. The topic was provided on the spot. The event was adjudged by Ms.Pritika, an alumnus of Lady Shri Ram College for Women and Ms.Latika, a professor at Gargi College. The first position was won by Devashish from Motilal Nehru College. Rakshit from College of Vocational Studies and Jatin from Hindu College won the second and third position respectively.

Srijan, creative writing competition, was organised by Anubhuti, the Hindi creative writing society. The event witnessed 50 participants who were given 50 minutes to complete their pieces. Professor Jitendra Kalra from Sri Venkateshwara College was the chief guest. Neelam Negi, Prachi Chaudhary, and Seema, all from Gargi College bagged the first, second, and third position respectively. The consolation prize was awarded to Priyanka Tyagi for Motilal Nehru College and Sanskriti Mishra from Gargi College.

Stage play competition also saw the annual productions for a new session in action. Nivacanna, organised by Upstage, the stage play society Gargi College, saw original plays by five societies and Upstage who cleared the prelims on 22nd and 23rd January. The event was presided over by Mr. Ankit Mathur and Mr. Saheb Kaur. Mrs Shatrupa Sinha, the internal teacher convener also attended the event.

Sameeksha, the Hindi debating society of Gargi College organised Hindi extempore. The participants were given four minutes for preparation and three minutes to perform. The event was adjusted by Dr Harish Arora from PGDAV College and Dr Sarika from the Hindi department of Gargi College. Aabhas, the street play competition was organised by Khistij, the street play society of Gargi College. The event witnessed 11 teams delivering power-packed performances. Kunal Arora and Pallav Kumar judged the event.

Sangam, the choir event, was organised by Samranjini, the Indian music society of Gargi College. There were 12 teams from colleges across the varsity. Each team was given 12 minutes to perform on any Indian classical track. The event was adjudged by Sriparna Nandi and Arundhati Bhattacharya. The first position was shared by Kirori Mal College and Sri Venkateswara College, whereas girls from Daulat Ram College and Lady Shri Ram College shared the second position. The third position was swept by Kamala Nehru College and Ramjas College.

Hues, the fine arts society of Gargi College, organised a costume designing competition named Hastashilp. It saw participation from 15 teams including some cross-college teams and had on the spot registrations. The participants had to create costumes out of newspaper and waste material on the theme “Androgenicity”. The event was judged by Mr Shakti Sagar Katre from NIFT. Two teams from Minerva, the fine arts society of Keshav Mahavidyalaya, bagged first and second position while a cross-college team won the third position. The home team from Hues won a consolation prize.

Samranjini organised Reverie Idol, a solo singing event which witnessed participation from 18 singers. The event was judged by Ms Arundhati Bhattacharya and Ms Sripana Nandi. All the three positions saw a tie, first place was awarded to Yogandha from Lady Sri Ram and Smriti from Sri Venkateshwara College, Sukriya from Gargi and Roopasri from Kirori Mal College bagged second place and, Minnatullah from Kirori Mal College and Pranshu from DTU came third.

The second day at Reverie 2k19 ended with an enthralling and euphoric showcase by DJ Zaeden. Students from across SU, DTU, and IIT came to enjoy the DJ night and were seen dancing to the tunes of DJ’s famous remixes of  Magic, Animals, Don’t Wanna Know, and Love Yourself. It was a glorious close to an eventful day full of soaring talents and dreams.

Feature Image Credits: Mahi Sanjay Panchal and Surbhit Rastogi for DU Beat


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