Glimpses from cultural carnival

Sargam fest


The three-day inter-collegiate fest of New Horizon College SARGAM-09 was held recently under the theme Talents Battleground. The cultural extravaganza witnessed a huge crowd of nearly 23,000 students and it was full of excitement and enthusiasm.

Students from 69 engineering colleges, 64 degree colleges and 106 PU colleges assembled there to showcase their talent. The main stage was designed like a huge ship crossing a violent sea and the contestants were the pirates in a sea of competition.

The first day of the fest saw colourful performances in the category of Indian and Western dance. Presidency PU College students dressed in green and white tops with jeans enthralled the audience performing Pardesi girl, Delhi chode and other popular numbers in the Indian group dance category.

The solo dance category witnessed some good performances. Yashika from New Horizon PU College presented Koi jo mila,  Shankar Mahadevan's breathless song with incredible spirit. Choreographer Chandra Mohan who was present as the judge showcased his dancing talent to the tunes of Telugu hit songs.

The attraction of the cultural carnival was the Jukebox. The venue was managed by professional DJs and it was  dedicated to free style dancing and pure enjoyment. Thousands of students danced together to the tunes of popular tracks. In addition, students also participated in the dumb charades, antakshari, rangoli, vegetable cutting, drawing and poster-making contests.

Collage, debate, popular dancing with the theme revolving around Michael Jackson, clay modelling and a fashion show were the events held on the second day of the fest. Venugopal from MES College gave a wonderful performance in solo dancing.  Harsha T V, the co-ordinator was thrilled after receiving a huge response from the participants. “There are 300 volunteers on campus making sure that everyone enjoys the fest and takes back some memorable moments,” he says.

The endless creativity and imagination of the students took on a variety of shapes in clay modelling. Working on the theme of 'aggression' participants designed demons, Lord Shiva, dangerous creatures, human skulls and weapons.  The incessant rain disturbed the smooth flow of events, but  didn't dampen the spirit of the youngsters.

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