Aaghaz takes DU by storm

Aaghaz takes DU by storm

The season of fests in Delhi University is back! A string of colleges are getting ready for their mega annual festivals with the best of Bollywood singers and popular bands lined up. The latest in the list is PGDAV with its yearly rendezvous Aaghaz 2014.

Boasting of no less than 50 competitive events, attractive prizes and the star performance of Punjabi rapper Deep Money, the do attracted no less than 6,000 students over two days.

Aaghaz has been a cultural feature of PGDAV for no less than 10 years now and is looked forward to by all colleges in South Campus especially. Every year, they keep a theme in keeping with current happenings around the world. This time, the  theme was ‘Indian Streets: Dil Se Desi’ which also served as the topic of their much-loved photography competition.

The fest heralded with the fiery Debate competition, this time, on ‘Reservation for women in Parliament.’ No less than 40 colleges participated with a total of 80 students speaking ‘for and against’ the motion. Girls from Jesus and Mary College emerged the winners with their sound arguments and great rebuttal. The Street Play competition also saw a number of nukkad-nataks on ‘women empowerment’ attracting crowds throughout the day.

The showstoppers of the day, though, were Aayuth – the Hindi rock band of PGDAV, as well as Battle of Bands. No less than 11 rock bands from across India participated in the latter with Bollywood chartbusters and Western hip-hop songs – all making it to the list. Kirori Mal College’s Aandolan took home the trophy.

Literary events dominated the second day – Poetry competition, Shlok uccharan, Group discussions etc – besides the ever-popular Singing and Western dance competitions. The dance competition featured everything from Kathak and Bharatnatyam to Salsa, Break dance and Lock and pop. A flash mob of PGDAV students also made appearances from time to time taking the students by surprise.

Deep Money, of course, took them by storm. Students danced to the tunes of Disco Vich Gidda, Veer Da Vyah, Hai Muteyaare, Seeti, Sugar and more. They closed their performance with the words: “We have performed in so many places till date but haven’t got a response like this before. It’s great to know that so many youngsters in Delhi follow our music. That tempts us to sing here again, maybe in Aaghaz 2015.” 

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