Highlights of TAARANGANA- 15: Day 1

Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women(IGDTUW),Delhi:

The 2-day annual cultural fest of Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women TAARANGANA- 15 was formally inaugurated with the lighting of a lamp by Prof. Nupur Prakash, Vice-Chancellor, Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women,Delhi on January 30, 2015.The Vice Chancellor addressed the students and the faculty and commented on the overwhelming response and the wide outreach of the fest. The Inaugural Ceremony consisted of a sublime Bharatnatyam performance followed by a delightful performance by Skitnyam-a Ladakh folk dance group.
Plato rightly observed that music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything. With that thought in mind, the mellifluous journey of Anhad- Solo/Duet Singing Competition began.There was an enthusiastic participation from various colleges such as SRM, Ramjas College, MAIT, Deshbandhu college  and Dayal Singh college to name a few. It was a myriad of spellbinding renditions of various popular songs such as Billie Jean by Michael Jackson, Feeling Good, Teri Deewani etc.The competition was judged by the members of the band  Turkush who are also due to perform on the star night, the next day. Riya and Hamita were adjudged the winner. The event was concluded with the Lazy Dance, a funky dance performance by the students of IGDTU.

One of the prime events of Taarangana’15 Urban Thump drew a huge crowd. The stage was a kaleidoscope of colours and sequins. The mesmerising performances by the teams swayed the crowd. The event was adjudged by Anant Singh Sandhu and Arjun singh Sandhu , founders of Delhi Dance Academy (DDA). Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce and Jesus And Mary College were declared the winner and the runner up, respectively.

Technoliterati (The literary society of IGDTU), in association with the UN Women Organization organized War Of Words, a Debate competition on ‘ Freedom is never given by the oppressor but demanded by the oppressed’. The event was presided by Dr Patricia, representative of UN Women and Dr Bhavya Raj, Assistant professor at IGDTUW. Ankita from Campus Law Tech and Divya from Kirori Mal College bagged the Best Speaker Title. The event concluded with an interactive session by Dr Patricia.