Power-packed competitions, a musical performance by Jubin Nautiyal and endless masti––that’s what made for Kamala Nehru College (KNC)’s annual cultural college fest, Ullas 2017. A two-day event, the fest generated high levels of enthusiasm among all––students, participants, and professors.
Thumkas and Western dance
One of the highlights, was Ol’ that Jazz, the Western dance competition, filled the auditorium at KNC, more than it’s capacity. The professors tried to restrict the entry of students, yet there were many sitting on the floors, stairs and even standing at the back to catch a glimpse of the peppy dance moments.The teams from various colleges such as Jesus & Mary and Maitreyi College, gave the excited audience even more reasons to cheer. It was, however, the winner Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce who walked away with the first prize.
At the end of day one, Hamsa band had the students swaying to songs like Hum Kis Gali Ja Rahe Hain and Hamma Hamma. Following their act, were shows by Dhruv Sangari, who sang Sufi songs, and Nizami Brothers who belted out songs like Kun Faya Kun and Arziyan, from Delhi-6. “Normally we raise the slogans of peace and harmony but these are the subtle channels through which we ca touch the chord of the heart of the youth. The youth is very receptive and I feel it’s a good opportunity for us to bring a Sufi performance for them,” said Dr Kalpana Bhakuni, principal, KNC.
Jubin’s show was paisa vasool!
Even though Jubin Nautiyal’s performance started almost an hour late, the students were left charmed by the singer who belted out hits like Kaabil Hoon and Humma Humma Again. “Initially hum thoda disappointed the and tension hui ki kahin, Jubin ki performance cancel na ho jaaye, crowd bhi kam ho gaya tha and some kids had left. But the show was fabulous yaar!” said Arun Rai, a student of Acharya Narendra Dev College.
Nautiyal, who was performing at a Delhi University (DU) college for the first time, was joined by his mother. And that stole girls hearts. “Itna accha lag raha tha to see her smiling all through his performance,” said Twinkle Shukla, a Geography Hons KNC student, adding, “Delay ke baad bhi the show was paisa vasool! Not only is he super cute but he sings with a smile on his face. I’m in even more love with him now!” Nautiyal, during his performance said, “This is the first time that I’m performing at a college in DU. And this performance is even more special, as even my parents were present with me. KNC feels like home.”
The singer also shared that he had aspired to get admission in a DU college, for higher studies. “All of my friends are from some or the other DU college, and I wanted to go to DU as well but since Mumbai was better for my music, I went there instead. Despite that, I’ve spent a lot of time with my friends, when they were in their DU colleges,” he said.
KNC se fashion karna seekho
Breaking Stereotypes, No means No, were some of the unique themes which caught attention, at La Vogue 2017, the fashion show. The first prize was bagged by I-Vogue, and the second by Glamorratti, the fashion society of Dyal Singh College whose theme was Ardh Nareshwar. Medha Singh, the convenor of Glitz, said, “It’s great that students chose themes that are pertinent to current social issues. It shows that fashion can be so much more than just dressing up.”