Munadi was held as the curtain raiser for the fest Symphony. The tunes of dhol and the common calling by Anubhuti-The Street Play Society of JDMC, attracted the people from all over the campus. Well established teams from all over the Delhi University took part in this competition. Mr. Rahul Saini and Mr. Amit Tiwari, renowned street play personalities in DU Street Play circuit were the judges the event. The decoration of the event complimented the spirit of the competition. Gargi College bagged the 1st position, whereas Sri Venkateshwara College came 2nd and the 3rd position was shared by SRCC and CVS respectively. The best music award was given to IGDTU. The competition ended on a good note with the closing ceremony.
The First day of Symphony kicked off at a glorious note, with various committees coming together to organising events like Turncoat debate, Ad-Mad, Jingle writing, Nandita Rajguru conventional debate competition and solo and group dance competition Foot Loose.
The Maths Department of Janki Devi Memorial College organised an event ‘Doodle-O-Math’. Coincidentally, 5 February is celebrated as National Doodle Day in UK, which is an annual fund raising event organised by Epilepsy Action. The event saw a good participation of 14 teams of science’s as well as Arts students from different colleges of University of Delhi and IP University.
Six Teams from different colleges participated in the Graffiti competition held for the first time in The College. The themes were Queerosity, Intolerance and ODD-even Students from College of Arts won the First, SOL the second and IINTM the 3rd Prize.
Department of Sanskrit Organised Samsrishti-Inter College Sanskrit Recitation Competition during Symphony. Sixteen participants from different Colleges participated in the Competition.
Vaibhava Shukla from St. Stephen’s College won the first prize.
Ad-Mad, an Inter-College event, that tested the creative faculties of participants was quite a success among the students of Delhi University. More than a dozen teams took part, and Aditi Mahavidyalaya emerged as the winning team. The judges praised the ingenuity of the students and their innovative use of advertising technique.
The Turncoat Debate competition witnessed a huge response from students across the Delhi University. There were 34 participants who spoke two minutes ‘for the motion’ and two minutes ‘against the motion’, presenting interesting arguments on the topics lie ‘Start-ups can replace corporate giants’ , ‘climate change is more hype than Reality’, ‘Khap Panchayats should be Legalised for the good of the country’ , ‘Drug Trials should not be conducted on animals’, so on and so forth. First Position was won by Manas Dimri of College of Vocational Studies.
The second day of Symphony began at a ‘quizzing’ note with the Q&A, the Inter- collegiate quiz competition. The event was attended by a large number of students across the universities in Delhi. Thirty five teams registered for the event, out of which only seven were selected to compete for the subsequent rounds. The quiz was based on topical issues and required a thorough knowledge of events that have happened lately around the world. The Prelims round was based on visuals and students had to identify them in order to respond to the questions displayed on the projector screen. The five rounds were titled Literature and Arts, Climate, Sports, Pop culture, and Tourism. Students showcased their presence of mind, creativity and knowledge of the world affairs. Three teams were selected as winners, which are as follows: Shvabh Chakrawarty (DCAC) and Harsh Digwasia (VIPS) won the First Prize, Kartik Puri (Zakir Husain College) and Shivam Bahuguna (Jamia Millia Islamia) won the Second prize and mandal Rahul Raghuvansh (Ramjas Collge) and Bishal Kumar (Faculty of Buddhist Studies) won the Third Prize.
Mathematics Department organised Pic-Charades. A Total of 19 teams from various colleges and universities consisting of two members each participated in the event. Three rounds, namely, Mathematical Tambola, Blind–Charades and Rapid Fire were played. It was a fun event which required simple logical reasoning and was highly appreciated by students as well as faculty members. Diksha Saini and Anjali Teotia, students of B.Sc.(H) Mathematics, JDMC won the first prize.
Nupur, the classical dance competition witnessed a large participation from colleges all across DU like Sri Venketeswara College, Daulat Ram College, Kalma Nehra College, Gargi College, Bharti College, ARSD including the host college JDMC. The competition brought the finest talents imbibed within the young artists across colleges. The winners were Aishwarva Natrajan with the first prize from Sri Venketeswar College, Second prize went to Surabhi from Gargi College and the third prize was bagged by Nimisha from JDMC.
Euphonie- The solo and group singing (western music) competition also received an excellent response. There were sixteen teams for solo and six teams for group singing competition. Eminent musician Rahil Zuber was the external judge for the event and appreciated the students’ performances.
The winners for solo singing competition were Chewang, Sri Aurobindo college (first prize) Rakshat, Deshbandhu college ( second prize) and Krishna, Kirori Mal college(third prize). The winners of group singing competition were Miranda House ( first prize), Kamala Nehru College (second prize) and Euphonie, JDMC (third prize)
The showstopper of the festival was a rocking performance by pop singer Indeep Bakshi. The auditorium was thronged with JDMC students, who had a gala time during the rock show. The singer sang his popular numbers like ‘Saturday Saturday’, ‘36 Aayengi 36 Jaaengi’…so on and so forth. The show ended with Principal Dr.Swati Pal along with the Staff Advisors and Student’s Union thanking each person who helped in making this event ‘Bigger and Better’.