The festival , JASHN-E- JOSH, was inaugurated by the principal of the college, Dr. S. P Aggarwal. The occasion was graced with the presence of the chief guest , Dr. Tapan Nayak who is the director of IMS Ghaziabad. The festival started with a bang. Group dance performances and group singing took the entire audience for a musical and upbeat ride whereas a film festival, Cineturion was organised by ‘first cut’in the auditorium of the college. The extravaganza of classic music, hip-hop dance, semiclassical, and contemporary Bollywood charged up the audience for a cold winter morning. On the other hand cineturion, provided a platform to the budding film- makers. Meanwhile, the stalls that were set up in the college ground seemed to attract the audience as well. A great variety of food was served along with home made chocolates, mocktail and the junk Jewellery added up the feel of Delhi to the festive evening.
The crowd was thoroughly entertained by the young anchors of the festival. They danced, sung and acted to entertain the audience. This doesn’t end here, a poetry competition was also conducted that seemed to attract a very huge number of participation. The magic of language and literature seemed to engulf the atmosphere with philosophical ventures of the young students. Another form of art also found its space in the festival. ‘Brushstrokes’ , the art and craft society of the college conducted three competitions that resulted in beautiful masterpieces. Beautiful book/magazine covers , colourful yet celebratory rangoli and classy yet lively painted masks were received as the end results.
Shivranjini, DNA and bhangra dance society also painted the entire crowd with their musical notes and dance steps. The evening proceeded with the performance of Manchale , A band of kutumb foundation.Their performance began with ‘bhor Bhai’ that compelled the audience to swing their heads along with the strings of guitars and percussion beats. Their songs sang of stories , sufferings and motivation.
The evening ended with the much awaited and much applauded performance by Kavita Seth. She gave a splendid performance with her famous soulful tracks like iktara, jeetey hain chal , kabira and several other. The chairman of Ramanujan college, Shri Shashank also blessed the sixty year old institution. The convenor – Mrs. Rachna Gupta and the co- convenor , Mrs. Madhu Kaushik successfully accomplished their vision of a grand festival with the help of the endeavour put in by the JOSH team and the NSS unit.
Everyone was back on the second day of the festival with a great zeal. Second day of the festival, 19th January witnessed the presence of Mr. Vipin Gaur, the General Secretary of NAI as the chief guest. The morning saw great photographers in lensation, the photograph exhibition cum competition. It wasn’t just about techniques but frame, imagination, efforts and the beauty of that moment. Solo singing Competition and solo dance competition brought back the funky and classy tracks. The audience witnessed great performances that ranged from, belly dance, Kathak, robotics, hip-hop to break dance. A debate competition was also organised by Tark that encouraged our young orators to express their views confidently. As the sun began setting towards the dawn, the evening got glamorous. The stage was taken over by the fashion show with beautiful dresses adorned by stunning models who walked on the ramp. Ardha- Nareshwara , conservation of nature were amongst the various themes that were appropriated in the ramp walk by the teams.
A marvellous musical evening, a live performance of one of the most exciting singers of bollywood , alfaaz performed exciting bollywood numbers which had the crowd swaying to his tunes. It seemed as if the crowd had only gathered for an evening like this. A mesmerising performance by Alfaaz against the setting sun turned magical. A hundred mobile flashes moving with the beats created amazing lighting effect . JOSH 2018 turned into the best fest ever.
But sadly the fest had to end and the students wish it would last many more days but none the rest it was an enormous hit . A huge crowd of about 10,000 youngsters joined the Ramanujan Family to make it a gran*JAW DROPPING FEST AT RAMANUJAN COLLEGE*