Tough battle of spirits

Tough battle of spirits

Anaadyanta Fest

Tough battle of spirits

There were a few students who thought that the event could have been better organised. “Our song event was cancelled at the last moment to make up for the delay. All our practice sessions have been of no use,” said Spurthi, a student. But the students managed to keep their spirits high.

The morning had events like mad ads and debate, where the students got to show their creativity. Another interesting event was the juggling competition, where they competed in juggling as many footballs as they could.

The sports enthusiasts were kept busy with the T-20, mini soccer and volleyball competitions, which continued on both the days of the festival. Another event that saw great response was the computer gaming event, where students competed against each other in Warcraft, CS and FIFA.

The group dance began in the afternoon and had students performing in a variety of styles. M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology’s Desi Inferno performed a Bollywood dance, which combined hip-hop and Punjabi styles.

Agni, the Western dance group from NITTE Meenakshi, won the competition. “We did a combination of Indian and Western dance forms and we would be performing on the theme, Enemy, which is about social evils,” said Preetam, a student.
In between, the students went on stage to create music by mimicking the sounds of instruments. This really pumped up the crowd, which was seen shouting for more.
This was followed by the Battle of the Bands, the rock competition which had college bands competing for the top prize. The junior team from M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology was the first to perform and started the show with a bang. But the band that got the crowd really excited was Parwaz, the Sufi rock band from Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering.

“We have played all our original compositions at the competition and some of our favourites are Balma and Azadi,” said the band members, while talking about the performance.

Parwaz also won the competition when the results were announced.The highlight of the entire day was when the rock band Fahrenheit performed live at the college in the evening.

Though the show had to come to an end at ten in the night, the students had a gala time during the event. “The rock show was awesome and it would have been great if it continued longer,” said Abijhit, a student.