Celebrating the best days of life

Celebrating the best days of life

Buzzing with excitement and gripped by a mood for revelry, thousands of students made the three-day long annual cultural festival of Delhi University ‘Antardhvani’ – an event to remain etched in our memory for long.

With numerous activities from photography to films, folk dance and music, debates, street plays and innovation projects by students from different colleges, the festival, held at DU’s Sports Complex was a gala affair.

The photography exhibition titled ‘Life at DU’,  was a succinct commentary on college life. There were images of  tea stalls, college canteens, central library, hostels, science laboratory, friends chilling out in the garden and various other activities. Apparently, the amateur shutterbugs captured each and every emotion that could define life at the campus.

Training their lens on DU, students submitted short films on their colleges as well, apart from social activities in university campus. Mohit Kumar of Shraddhanand College took  the audience on a virtual tour of his college whereas Punit Rohan from the same college showcased how his collegemates are socially active and are lending a helping hand to the victims of domestic violence.

Likewise, T Dinesh, a resident of Sri Lanka, also a student of Zakir Hussain College made a film on the life of international students.

As foreign students are an essential part of DU, a separate ‘International Plaza’ was dedicated to them. Youngsters from Mauritius, Korea, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Mongolia, Russia, Vietnam, Nepal and Tibet set up their own stalls. Also, they presented colourful and traditional dances of their country.

Meanwhile, outside the Rugby Seven’s building a group of students performed
a street play.

Dressed in colourful kurtas and equipped with musical instruments like dholak, manjira, flute and drums, these students, from different colleges, presented their play on different themes.

Students of Keshav Mahavidalaya performed an act on the importance of freedom, Kalindi College girls talked about empowerment of common man, students of Bhaskaracharya College tried to explain the Whistleblower Act by taking instances from Ramayana whereas students of Mata Sundari College focussed on witchcrafts, self-styled gods and superstition.

On the other hand, almost every college affiliated to DU and different post graduate departments had their own stalls where they apprised the visitors and students about the year-long activities, projects and special publications. 

Interestingly, Department of Geology, that placed the oldest fossils for display won the first prize of Rs10 lakhs in department’s category and Lady Irwin College in the
college category.

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