With a range of events wherein each one raised expectations for the next, the annual cultural fest of Panjab University-Agaaz 2k16, organized by Student Council and sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, Code Fitness, Zoomcar, MacPro Pvt. Ltd., Big Bazaar, Campus TV, PU Mirror, Castle Grill and Health Care Ltd. among others, was a complete success on the three days of its duration from November 15th to November 17th, 2016. Here is how it left the students mesmerized on all three days.
Day 1: November 15th, 2016
The first day of Agaaz 2k16 witnessed huge calling of crowds, filled with much exuberance and enthusiasm. The evening was lit by the fashion show, ‘Rustic Runway’ in the Law Auditorium. Seven teams, from all over the tricity were a part of the glamorous event. The show was judged by chief guest, Aditi Sharma, along with Vice Chancellor Mr. Arun Kumar Grover. The title was won by CGC Landran, while UIAMS stood runner up. With the hard work and zest of the participants on a high scale, the show was brought to a phenomenal level.
Day 2: November 16th, 2016
The day started with events such as nail-art and volte-face. Adding an interactive side to the fest, a discussion with Justice (Retd.) Markandeya Katju. What brought all kind of talent together was a talent show organized at Student Centre. It was a unique opportunity to come up with talent and claim the fame of Agaaz 2k16. Carrying on with Aawaaz-E-Agaaz, while some voices left the audience awestruck, some got etched to the mind. The day ended with the fashion walk by the winners of ‘Rustic Runaway’ and indeed, paved way for the third and the final day of the fest.
Day 3: November 17th, 2016
The closing day of Agaaz 2k16 attracted a huge gathering from all colleges from around the city. The mega-event on the 17th of November, 2016 was Jashn-e-Agaaz. Drawing participation from 5 duets, 10 solo performers and 3 groups, the dance competition witnessed a very enthusiastic audience. ‘Kathak’, ‘hip hop’, ‘lyrical hip hop’ and ‘Bollywood’ were up against one another, competing for dominance. A western-classical fusion dance by the first-year duo from BDS dept won the first prize in the duet category. A lyrical hip-hop and Gidda won the first and second prize respectively in the solo category. The highlight of the event undoubtedly was the jaw dropping group dance performance which literally had the audience clinging on to their seats with all the intense flips and 15 foot high jumps and the very engrossing emotion.
Jashn-e-Agaaz successfully managed to enchant the audience and give a very hard time to the very talented judges! We look forward to the next installment of Agaaz.
About the Author:
Voracious reader, avid orator, and enthusiastic dancer.
Apoorva Bajaj (UIET, PU Campus)