A river, irrespective of the place it is situated, flows from the heights of hills and roots of cedar. It makes the beauty of all of it, it gets to give for it is perennial. Likewise, for us Spring Fest is a river nurturing all of our lives from the time it commenced. The adage of Spring Fest has always been “the spirit of youth”. What makes SF distinct is the social responsibility coming along with the frolic and rollick of the fest. The voluntary blood donation camps, youth marathon, social case studies are persistent efforts that instill awareness into everybody’s mind. Way back in the late fifties, the seed of Spring Fest was sown as an inter‐hall event . This seed started germinating..and over the period of its growth, it saw the rise of many stars like Pritam, Parikrama and witnessed their transition from amateurs to professionals. The times witnessed performances of Led‐Zeppelica, Shankar Mahadevan, Strings, Bombay Vikings and many more. Over various years, its various features have been augmented and intensified and what stands today is a fest that has reached new proportions over the years.
The true spirit of youth was never so perceptible as in the 51st edition of IIT Kharagpur’s annual social & cultural festival, Spring Fest. It is no exaggeration to say that the this edition opened a new chapter in the history of SF as it saw participation from such diverse regions as Punjab, Tamil Nadu and many more. SF owes its magnetism largely to the star nights, and last year’s edition too was no different, with likes of Kailash Kher and Pritam rocking the stage. With the Indian metal band Kryptos’ performance, Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya’s classical renderings, the rather amusing hindi lines of Kumar Biswas, and the boisterous numbers of Freddie Bryant in Jazz like that, there was no dearth of variety. The famous play ‘Dance like a Man’ directed by Mahesh Dattani and starring Lillete Dubey left the audience spellbound. On the events’ front, Wildfire was the biggest hit by far featuring rock and metal bands from every nook and corner of the country. The inter collegiate dramatics competition, Rangmanch saw excellent participation, both in terms of numbers as well as quality. Centrifuge, the inter collegiate group dance competition, was by far the biggest crowd puller in the fest. The social component of the fest is what sets it apart and can never be ignored, with Blood Do‐ nation camp, Youth Marathon and India Calling being among the few events organised in this respect.
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Centrifuge, an inter collegiate group dance competi‐ tion, is one of the most eagerly awaited events in Spring Fest. The dancers from various colleges left the crowd asking for an encore. A day full of mind blowing choreography and unadulterated entertainment is guaranteed.
Nukkad is a street‐play competition organised every year where teams from various colleges participate. They per‐ form on various themes ranging from social aware‐ ness to personal problems faced by people to create awareness among the masses.
A western band competition, the event will undergo a major overhaul in the coming edition. The event will now have two stages‐a preliminary round which will be held in the month of December in five major cities , namely Guwahati, Kolkata, Bombay, Delhi, and Bangalore and the second round which will be held in KGP during the fest days. Finally, three teams will be selected from each city for the super finals which will be judged by the Armage‐ don star night performers.
A social initiative of Spring Fest, the Blood Donation camp was very well received by the young and old alike and was a huge success. Apart from the regulars like dance, music and dramatics, such an event is a major add‐on to the social aspect of the fest.
Ever fantasized dancing like Andie and Tyler from ‘Step‐up the Streets’? A street‐dance competi‐ tion which is a blend of the hip hop free styling, break dance, popping, locking, B‐Boying, tutting, waving , threading and other funky dance styles, it will sure be a dish well served.
Panache is an event that will redefine style like never before. A design cum choreography event, it is a perfect platform for all those quick minds and fast moving feet to showcase their skills. Come and earn your 5 minutes of fame on stage!
If you are impetuous and spontane‐ ous, if you can act likewise in any situation, if you believe you can say the lines without tripping over the furniture, then curtain call is the place for you to be. A perfect dramatics event in which you show your mettle in one hour’s notice.
Can you capture life in camera? Can you convert what you see as ordinary into extra‐ordinary through the power of your photog‐ raphy skills? An improvised version of Cell Flix, Picture Perfect is the perfect event for all those photographically inclined.
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