The final day at Springfest 2014 had arrived and we expected some gloominess around, but the ‘Spirit of the youth’ was alive more than usual. It seemed like everyone was ready to make the last day of this youthful fest a memorable one. Everybody likes waking up to a sweet voice and the same happened at Sargam – The Singing Competition at Springfest. Music genres varying from classical to alternate Hindi rock were played on the stage inviting a large number of people to witness this musical event. Bands from Nagpur to Chennai had participated in this event. As the last day coincided with Indian Republic Day, many songs were patriotism based.
Apart from entertainment, art was a main attraction too which was showcased by the Face Painting event held at the arena. It was another event for artists. Painting the face of a subject into a superhero was the general trend but there were other variations too. The most popular was a face painting of all Indian musical instruments. The colors provided by the organizers were of a good quality & the event saw many participants. Every third person had his face painted at this event and were happily showing off the arts on their face.
Two for Tango was as catchy as it sounds by its name. Couples were found in great number here after the Salsa workshop which was held the day before. Couples consisted of a male and female partner mostly, but same gender couples were allowed also if they didn’t have someone along of the opposite gender. Music ranging from classical songs to instrumentals was played for the participants to dance on. An exceptional amount of talent & energy was displayed not only college students but dance societies were also participating.
Finally, the time for the final star night of the final evening had arrived and it was a gala time for Bollywood fans. The music duos Salim-Sulaiman were in for a great show that evening rejuvenating every person present at the JnanGhosh stadium. Songs that put everybody’s feet to the Band Baja Baraat dance were sung. AinvayiAinvayi brought the crowd into a roar and whereas Chak de India reverbed the patriotism in everybody present there. Famous Bollywood singer ShwetaPandit also accompanied the duo the event for a Ricky Bahl number. Even after two hours of endless entertainment, the crowd wished for more, but good things last momentarily.
People stayed up all night breathing every air of fun on the last day of the festival. Veggies, a famous eatery and hangout point inside the IIT campus saw people gathering and singing out or playing some game around. “I wish for more”, said Jyoti Singh, a final year student of KIIT University who had gathered with her group of friends to enjoy the last night.We could say that everyone came with a camera to the festival, but the memories that got imprinted onto their hearts and mind were worth more than a still picture.
Story – Subhobrata Das / Staff Writer
Disclaimer – The Broken Scooter was the official online media partner for SpringFest 2014 – The Annual Social and Cultural Festival of IIT – Kharagpur.