Anugoonj 2018: Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University’s house party with KK
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Anugoonj 2018: Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University’s house party with KK

Even a little chaos at the end couldn’t put a dampener on the closing night of Anugoonj ’18 — the annual cultural fest of GGSIP — as Bollywood singer KK turned up the fun with his evergreen melodies.

education Updated: Feb 13, 2018 17:54 IST
Aditya Dogra
Aditya Dogra
Hindustan Times
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Bollywood singer KK performs at Anugoonj, the annual cultural fest of GGSIPU.(Sarang gupta/HT Photo)

Anugoonj, the annual cultural festival of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) is always a ball, and the finale is always one to watch out for. The fest saw a bunch of activities over three days, including street plays, jam sessions, dance, music, a DJ night with DJ Shiva, along with performances by Nasha band and Akhil Sachdeva. But with singer KK as the star performer for this year’s edition, the attendance this year was unprecedented.

‘KK is the best’

The excitement was evident right from the word go, as students rushed to get entry to secure the perfect spot to witness the Bollywood crooner, whose full name is Krishnakumar Kunnath, spin his magic. “KK is just the best. Koi hai hi nahin jiski aawaz mein KK wala magic ho. I’m a huge fan, and will not miss any chance to see him perform live. I was there when he performed at SRCC, too, and every second I spent there was worth it,” said Rupanshi Gulia, a student at the fest.

Bollywood singer KK enjoyed air guitaring with a band member as he sang some of his hit numbers at finale night of Anugoonj ’18 (Sarang Gupta/HT Photo)

While students were still struggling to find a spot close to the stage, the singer burst onto the stage. Belting out hits such as Mera Pehla Pehla Pyar, Tu Jo Mila, and Mujhko Pehchaan Lo, the singer sent the crowd into raptures. “Most of these songs are my favourites, and KK is an absolute charmer. Doosra singer ho toh baton mein hi time nikaal de, but he is a true entertainer. What a day, and what a performance,” gushed Vaibhavi Sharma, another student.

The crowd enjoyed the hit songs belted out by Bollywood singer KK at Anugoonj, the annual cultural fest of GGSIPU. (Sarang Gupta/HT Photo)

‘University fest hai, house party nahin’

The flip side to all the enjoyment was the chaos that ensued near the entry for the VIP section near the stage. As students repeatedly tried to enter the area, the organising team and the guards had to constantly keep them away. There was also confusion over who was allowed inside and who wasn’t, and some students expressed disappointment that the area was reserved for the teaching staff and their kin.

“Fest college waale organise toh karte nahin, students karwaate hain. Phir staff waale kyon saamne rahein? (It is the students and not college authorities who organise fests, then why should the latter get the front row?)” complained a student who wasn’t let in. In another first, many students were spotted drinking in the grounds, a possible reason for all the unruly behaviour.

“Performance na khud dekh rahe hain, na jisko dekhni hai usey dekhne de rahe hain. They should have the sense ki university ka fest hai, house party nahin,” exclaimed Aditi Arya, a student who clearly was not amused by the drunken madness.

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First Published: Feb 13, 2018 17:54 IST