Student Festivals

Student Festivals

When the stage is set, when spirits are ablaze, when laughter spreads like wildfire, when hardwork takes the form of success, know that we are talking about MECCA. If we tell you, it is not just a fest rather it is the celebration of every Hinduite as a team, we won't be wrong in our choice of words. If we tell you that the grandeur of MECCA is way too high for a college fest, we would be the one to bring out reality. When duos like Kings of chartbusters, Vishal-Shekhar and Merchants of sufi music, Salim-Sulaiman hit the beat, you ought to groove. A fest with a crowd of 70,000+ is something that made history. A stage that is witnessed by such a huge crowd , a stage that has footprints of mega stars like Mohit Chauhan, Rekha Bharadwaj, Papon, Dualist Inquiry and the list is endless. Where wise words of Mr. Javed Akhtar mingle with the melody of Daira, where the beats of Anish Sood rhythm with the melody of Kamal Khan, when Raghu Dixit project and DJ Nucleya have performed on the same stage, everyone out there knows that this is something grand. With every face smiling, with every leg shaking, with every hand in the air, we see the efforts of the organisers bear fruit. We sweat, we bleed, we cry but in the end we are there standing together. Events ranging from fashion show to gully cricket to street dance and many more add to the enormousness of Mecca. A team of individuals that is capable enough to bring out such a big fest stand there on the last day of Mecca smiling to their hearts' content because it is they who bear it like a child. And to see your child grow year after year is what we work for. Hindu is our home and Mecca is our pride. Ask Hinduites what Mecca is to them and they will tell you stories of their Hajj to Hindu

If there is one thing that, we the students of Hindu College are known for, then it should be our constant strive to redefine the legacy that speaks of our premier institution.

Moving forward in the same spirit, in 2014, the then Parliament of Hindu Collegeorganised a one of its kind festival dedicated to celebrate the Pandora of literature that we treasure. Mushai’rah- The Annual Literature Festivalsymbolises our aim of promoting the traditions of literature in our youth and instil in them the habit of respecting the same.

Musha’irah – The Annual literature festival of Hindu
college – has been transformed into an entity which is synonymous
with a grand event amongst college students.

Musha’irah comprises diverse events: Author’s conclave with Renowned novelists;
slam poetry to stage recognition to the budding
Wordsworth and Sylvia Plath amongst youth; Competitions and Interactive sessions that fulfill the dreams of aspiring bibliophiles across the campus. Year after year the students of our college work harder at making the festival successful and memorable.
Musha’irah is a platform's where students compete with their peers and draw inspirations from the masters. It’s a feast of words for every literati. The conclave,the book show,the stage act everything about this event leads you to an aura of contemporary literature.

The diverse speakers and artists including SMRITI IRANI,SHASHI THAROOR,ROMILA THAPAR,GULZAR,ATAL VIHARI VAJPAYEE are a few to name who visited and enhanced the elegance of this event.

The event in its diverse nature appeals to various sects of students and is a piece of cake for every literature lover

From Dastangoito poetry slams and virtual writing events, Mushai’rah has incorporated all types of events. Eminent personalities like ShashiTharoor, Salman Khurshid, General VK Singh and Jerry Pinto have graced our stage enlightening budding intellects.

The Parliament of Hindu College in its history organised for the first time, an extravagant two-day conclave like never before. The event saw a power packed line up of an array of eminent speakers and personalities from all walks of life, holding debates and discussions on various topics ranging from media, responsibility and power; global society to social causes such as Sex, marriage & society; women and malnutrition still thronging Indian children; intolerance and the internet in today’s world; everything was taken bare at Vaktavya.

The two day conclave kick-started with an inaugural speech by the Principal, Dr. Anju Srivastava. Everyone’s’ hopes got higher and higher as the event kick started with the first session named, ‘My Entrepreneurial Adventure’ with guests like Ankur Warikoo, Ajay Chaturvedi, Sachin Bhatia, Adarsh Shastri, along with the moderator, Punit Moudgil on the panel. Punit Moudgil gave the much needed engagement of the audience; he not only interacted with the audience but also involved the panel, making a sense of understanding between the two. Every guest took some time to present their speech and perspective towards Entrepreneurship and after they laid their view points, a question-answer round ended the session which gave the audience to target questions and queries to the panel.

The upcoming session built excitement and the auditorium started to fill upto its maximum capacity because it was none other than, RJ Naved. He didn’t let the excitement die and entertained the audience with his much expected comedy and humour. He told us about how he came up with ‘Mirchi Murga’ and shared many of his memories related to the show. We were fortunate enough to get a personal interview from such an established celebrity, get rolled up with his spontaneous interview which will be up soon, so stay tuned. After the round of laughter, Pankaj Pachauri set up a rather intense mood in the auditorium. He talked about journalism and his perspective towards it. He very comfortably shared the highs and lows of the sector and inspired the crowd. The session was followed by a small Q&A round, the interactions proved helpful to the aspiring journalists.

Rajdeep Sardesai was the next in the queue. He directed his words towards the evils of journalism and how we seem to have lost their ethnic compass which is leading to paid media. He emphasised on providing space in newspapers during elections for publicity purposes which is misused a lot these days. Nowadays people don’t respect journalists but fear them, because they have the medium to influence public opinion. He said that debates nowadays have taken a whole new shape in journalism, “Jhagda karo,TRP milegi” he said. He felt sad for the situation of media these days. People are running for TRP and catching the words of celebrities, because anonymity doesn’t give TRP.

Prabhu Chawla entered the stage and with his presence the event became serious and more directed towards journalism. With so many journalists in the event, it became easy for the people to choose the line. The thoughts of all the three were different and colliding with each other which gave the event a sense of uniqueness and distinctness.

After all the jounalist sessions, LGBT session started with the Rainbow community gracing the stage. The very well known activists like Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, Manvendra Singh Gohil, Anand Grover, Gautam Yadav. Everyone shared their personal stories with the audience with no hesitation. They all spread the word loud and proper that one’s sexuality is noone’s business. They also talked about social evils like HIV, AIDS, its causes and symptoms. They touched some social dogmas and taboos and conveyed their point of view without offending anyone. The day ended with a soulful performance by the famous Nizami Brothers who sang beautiful Qawwali for the students.

The second day of the grand conclave witnessed Mr. Varun Gandhi sharing concerns about Global Society and issues concerning todays youth,inspiring every student present in the audience to work harder in achieving everything they wish to stand for. Mr. Abhishek Manusinghvi enlightened the audience with a talk on Intolerance and how it is slowly grappling the society,while Mr. Manish Tewari touched upon the relevance of the Internet in Todays world.

A brainstorming session on women empowerment was moderated by Ms. Rakhee Bakshi,participated by Chhavi Rajawat, Geetanjali Babbar. To throw light on the courage required to choose a path not chosen by many were the likes of Dualist Inquiry, famous chef and food blogger Ruchira Hoon who ignited many a hearts to follow their passion. The event was successfully concluded by an enthralling evening in the presence of the poet and actor who has won the hearts of many, Mr. Piyush Mishra, captivating the audience in the campus and making us long for more.

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