SYMINARET’20 – A GRAND AFFAIR
If one was to put Syminaret’20 in a few words, they would have to use Lady Gaga’s iconic quote – “… brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before, unafraid to reference or not reference”
With artists like Pineapple Express and Ritviz gracing the main stage on the two nights (6th and 7th of March), and Piyush Mishra (an actor) inaugurating this year’s Syminaret, this fest was truly a pompous affair, and nothing short of that!
Every single student had been anticipating for those two days the moment Syminaret’19 ended. And it was not an easy task to live up to the expectations of so many students, many of whom were experiencing a college fest for the first time. It was all thanks to all of our Committees, that we could pull off an event of such grandeur in the midst of nowhere.
College fests are an opportunity for the students to be able to take a break in the middle of studying for the upcoming term-end examination, as the upcoming festivities breathe some life into the hearts of the tired students. The lifeless eyes become brighter, as bonds are created and choreographies are practiced late into the night, as the nights fade into mornings but the students who are a part of the Committees work hard to bring life into the decor of the fest. It is truly a commendable feat, performed by our hardworking students.
This year’s Syminaret had a theme – Indian Cinema. And judging from the excitement in the aura of the students, it was a correct decision.
As D-Day started getting closer, the Committees started working harder – what with having to bring in sponsors, decorating our big campus, inviting other colleges to participate, and so on! And when the day finally came, the sprawling campus was a sight to see. From the outstanding decoration to the cheerful faces of the student body, all decked-up, it was months of planning finally paying off.
This year’s fest saw the path beside our auditorium get filled with food trucks selling various kinds of foods – from Faluda to Fried Chicken! We also had interesting games like ‘the Whisper Challenge’ in stalls set up by our various sponsors near the food trucks.
And the participation from the students of our college as well as the other colleges was amazing.
We had academic events like TEZAAB (An online Bill Drafting Competition), DHOONDHTE REH JAAOGE (Treasure Hunt), KUCH TOH GARBAR HAI (Crime Scene Investigation), and may more. We also had various cultural events such as UNPLUGGED (Solo Singing Western), MILE SUR MERA TUMHARA (Duet Singing Classical), NUKAD NATAK, ANOUKI (Fashion Show), and plenty more.
And not to forget, we also had sports! KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI (Basketball – for obvious reasons, duh!), LAGAAN (Cricket, again- major duh!), BHAG MILKHA BHAG (Marathon – do I even need to say why), and other sports like these had us cheering for all our friends who poured their blood, sweat and tears into practicing while gearing up the event of the year in Mamidipalli.
This year’s Syminaret was all about self-expression in the dramatic style of the golden history of Indian Cinema.And, even though all that begins comes to an end, the memories last forever.