An over the top occasion

GIGANTIC FESTIVAL

Crossroads 2012’, the annual fest of Shri Ram College of Commerce, marked the culmination of fest fever in Delhi University.

Spanning over four days from February 15 to 18, the fest saw an extensive footfall of around 50,000 students from all over the country.

Even though the market was hit with recession, the hard work of SRCC paid well in terms of collecting sponsors. They spent more than a crore to bring big names from Bollywood, such as Vishal-Shekhar, KK and Zarine Khan to their college campus.

The informal events were scheduled during the day, while evenings were dedicated to gala performances. While fun, frolic and euphoria are typical elements of any college fest, ‘Crossroads 2012’ also kicked-off with a social initiative called ‘PRAYAS’. The students of SRCC organised a historical trip and a puppet show for twenty underprivileged children.

‘Crossroads’ introduced a number of informal events this year, such as ‘Absolute Zero- LAN Gaming’, ‘Die All Day – Paintball’, ‘SoccoMania – Street Soccer’, ‘Silly Point-Gully Cricket’ and ‘Playfree – Mechanical Bull Ride’. Among these, street soccer and mechanical bull ride were big hits among students. Krish Khandelwal, a student, says, “This bull is absolute fun and it’s amazing to have it in a college fest.” 

The History and Political Society of the college organised an interesting array of events such as ‘Legacy’, a history quiz, ‘Splash! – Bucket Balance’, ‘Lemon race’, ‘Haiiyaaa–Tug-of-War’, ‘YouThink–Essay-writing Competition’, ‘Quest – Treasure Hunt’, ‘Brush ’Em – Sketch-A-History Character’,  ‘Sing Out Aloud – Karaoke’, ‘Eat To Beat – Momo Eating Competition’ and others.

The Travellers Society of the college organised ATV (All Terrain Vehicle), Zorbing, street basketball, wall-climbing, slow cycle race, archery, dodge ball, trampoline volleyball, obstacle races and ‘Last Man Standing’ – a series of tasks designed to test the intellect, perseverance and zeal of the participants.

There was a celebrity in the college campus on almost every day. The first day saw performances by singing duo Vishal-Shekhar; Zarine Khan was the showstopper for fashion show on the second day; DJ Suketu rocked the evening on the third and KK mesmerised all with his singing on the final day of the fest.

The fest saw a lot of revamping in terms of planning and organisation. The planning for this huge extravaganza began around five months back and the student organisers remained on the go till the fest was a declared success. In terms of designing, the students of SRCC created posters which they put up across the City.

Gaurav Agarwal, president of SRCC, admits, “We are victims of our own luxury. Each time, we have to make standards and maintain them as well. It is to ensure that these high standards are maintained that we did a lot of revamping in terms of planning and organisation this year. DU fests are notorious for being un-planned and we wanted to break that notion.”

The fest spoke aloud of its success. Even though SRCC has one of the smallest campus areas, their planning enabled them to hold one of the biggest fest not only in DU but in India.

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