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This year’s fest ‘Tarang 2012’ at Lady Sri Ram College (LSR) paid tribute to Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore on his 150th birth anniversary and encouraged participants to bring in Tagore’s ideas and work to almost everything.

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During the three-day fest, the girl brigade hosted an array of cultural and literary events which stood for the spirit of youth. Niloy Ghosh from Hansraj College thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the fest.

He said, “Tarang 2012’ is a brand name in itself and it is marketed so well that in spite of being from a different college I must admit that I haven’t seen a fest that is better organised.”

 Interestingly, even youngsters from schools visited the fest to take a feel of the college life. Tanvi Khanna, Std XI student of Sanskriti School visited the fest. She said, “I wanted to see the crowd because there is so much hype about LSR College fest. Since it is the only time one can see what is happening within the red walls of this college, I didn’t want to miss the chance.”

The fest dates of few colleges of Delhi University (DU) clashed this year yet the excitement among students was quite high. Parampara Thakur, secretary of Indian music society of the college informed, “Even though our college fest dates were clashing with other colleges in DU, we received maximum participation. For just solo singing competition, there were 35 participants and we had to apologise to others who still wanted to register themselves.”

The one act play competition ‘Yavnika’ saw some of brilliant performances like The Line put up by Kirori Mal College, which also bagged the first prize. Nukkad Natak (street play) by students of Daulat Ram College left the judges and audience in tears with their theme of child sexual abuse.

Students also had a blast by getting tattoos made and sampling various food items. Shivani Jain, student of history (hons) at LSR College said, “It is the only time of the year when we get to meet a lot of people and specially boys as their entry inside the college premises is otherwise restricted. Also, this is the only time I can show my friends what my college is all about.”

There were other events like ‘Battle of Bands’, ‘Stand up Comedy’ and a DJ night which was enjoyed by all students.

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