With three days of power-packed performances, numerous competitions and standup comedy––Lady Shri Ram College (LSR) for Women’s fest, Tarang 2017 was nothing less than a success. The annual cultural festival witnessed a crowd of over 15,000 students.
“When demonetisation was introduced, we had lost all appetite and sleep wondering how we would organise the fest. But standing up on the stage and seeing 15,000 people made all the stress worth it. I can safely say that we nailed it,” says Shambhavi Diggi, cultural secretary, students’ union of LSR.
The first day of the fest kick-started with competitions such as slam poetry, umbrella painting, on-the-spot photography, and performances by singers Kanika Kapoor, and Prateek Kuhad,. Kuhad, who performed his own compositions, thanked the students for the love. “I am what I am, only thanks to the love you guys have given to me,” he said.
On the second day, students participated in Acapella - the inter-college western music competition, Mudra – classical dance competition, a treasure hunt by the society, pop culture quiz for pop enthusiasts, and more. DJ Anish Sood enthralled the crowd as he mixed popular tracks such as Closer.
The final day witnessed Nukkad – a street play competition, Battle of Bands, and Western dance competitions. The icing on the festive cake was standup comedy by Kenny Sebastian, and singer Lucky Ali’s performance. And the artists loved being in LSR just as much as the students did. “This is one of the most amazing crowds I’ve seen. The students were so excited that they crossed the barricades at one point,” Sebastian told HT City.
“I am very nervous about performing at the fest,” Ali told HT City before his performance. However, all that dissipated during his performance as he belted out hits like Hairat, O Sanam, and more. “This is the best gig we have performed,” he said, while addressing the crowd.