LSR ushers in 'Dastaan-e-Dilli'

LSR ushers in 'Dastaan-e-Dilli'

Kicking off the annual cultural festival season in Delhi University, Lady Shri Ram College’s Tarang 2013 is slated for 6 to 8 October this year. The festival that happens around February every year has been shifted to October owing to university guidelines that call for major festivals to be arranged in mid-semester breaks of October or March.

Since LSR is the only college organising the festival around this time, Metrolife spoke to Yashaswini Basu, the cultural secretary of the college about the challenges they faced in arranging it five months prior to their annual schedule, “ Frankly, this has many advantages as Tarang 2013 will not clash with fests of other colleges. As we set in the festive season, the performers won’t have to rush from one college to another. Though it is definitely a very short notice to prepare for a platform of this sort.’’

The theme for Tarang this year is Dastaan-e-Dilli, which would reflect the  journey of the city of Delhi from the Mughal Sultanate to the metropolitan it is today. “Taking a cue from the contemporary scenario in the wake of Delhi and Mumbai gang rape case, Tarang will stand for the empowerment of women. We are celebrating it around UN’s International Day for Girl Child on 11 October to emphasise our ideology,“ adds Yashaswini .

Tanvi Bist, president, LSR says, “We had paucity of funds owing to the time-frame but that would not impact the zest for this festival as individuals in the student body came forward to arrange for advertisements on their own. The highlights for the fest would definitely be Euphoria’s performance that happened last evening; MJ-5, the India Dancing Superstars’ act on 7 October night and the DJ night on 8th.”

There are a total of 50 events open to all students streaming in from different universities. The festival entails three form of events, categorised as formal, informal and pronight. In the three-day-long festival, the first day featured stage-plays, western and classical singing and bamboo craft workshops amongst the formal events, the informal one’s included, board games, a 2D representation of the game of thrones, and a game of beg, borrow and steal. Ending it on a high note, the first day drowned in the sound of music as the leading music band ‘Euphoria’ performed in the evening at the Volleyball court of the college.

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