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Fun ‘n’ fiesta

Day 1 of the HT City Youth Nexus saw mind-blowing street plays and mesmerising western dances at Maitreyi College and Kamla Nehru College respectively.

art and culture Updated: Dec 15, 2009 19:52 IST

The HT City Youth Nexus started on a rocking note with Street Play fever gripping Maitreyi College. The competition saw participation from 16 colleges across Delhi. “In a street play, there is a problem and always a solution. One gets to know about so many facts by just watching theatre. Now, I won’t need to read a book based on problems India is facing. It’s great fun to be here,” said Sugam Singhal of IP University.

“Of the three years we have participated, this has been the best. As I performed, I could feel the excitement of the audience. It really built up our confidence,” said Sreeraj, a student of Dyal Singh Evening College. “HT City Youth Nexus gives us a platform. I believe that street play is a combination of knowledge and enjoyment. You can scream your lungs out and it will give an impression that you are most attentive one in the crowd,” said Samya Bajaj, a student of College Of Vocational Studies.

The chosen five groups that will go on to the finals are from Kamla Nehru College, Hans Raj College, Khalsa College, Hindu College and Shri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce. After the results were announced, the day ended with loads of post-event fun and frolic.

— Tripti Sharma

The opening day of the HT City Youth Nexus saw fun, talent and rocking performances as the festival kicked off at Kamla Nehru College (KNC). Thirteen colleges from Delhi University participated in the preliminary round of the Western Dance competition and enthralled the packed auditorium with high octane performances.

“The energy of all the performers is just amazing. It makes you want to dance along,” said Nidhi Khanna, a student at Kamla Nehru College.

The support for Enigma, KNC’s western dance society, was overwhelming as the whole auditorium erupted in applause when the home team got on stage. Other teams were welcomed with equal fervour. “I love the bright and colourful costumes. They go really well with the performances,” said Tanvi, a student of Gargi College.

The five teams selected for the final round were Kamla Nehru College, Indraprastha College, Sri Guru Gobind Singh College for Commerce, Sri Ram College for Commerce and Miranda House. As the event came to a close, everyone left tapping their feet in excitement.

— Mallica Joshi