SILCHAR, Feb 21 - The National Institute of Technology (NIT) here recently celebrated its annual cultural festival titled Incandescence’16.
The festival provided a platform for the students to exhibit diverse skills. Several modules were chalked out catering to different fields. Dance Module (Natraj), Music Module (Indie Lake), Film-making Module (Directors Cut) saw the dancing stars, the singing sensations and the prolific filmmakers among the youth; while the MUN module created a miniature United Nations and provided a platform for the budding MUNners.
These events evoked participation not only from the students of NIT Silchar, but from various cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata etc. Pankaj Thapa of Dance India Dance fame, who was invited, entertained everyone with his dance moves.
Further, the literary module Deprador organised a debate competition and a book fair. Popular novelist, author of bestselling novels like Few Things Left Unsaid, It All Started With a Friend’s Request etc. Sudeep Nagarkar too graced the event and enlightened all vide his guest lecture while describing his journey as an author. He inspired everyone present.
On the other hand, the Department of Business Management of the institute organised their module Paarbon with events like Business Treasure Hunt, Poker Night, Virtual IPL Auction, Ad-Making competition, Photography competition etc. The Fun Module was another exciting one, with Prom Night, Roadies, Food Carnival etc.
Another big event, Razzmatazz, exclusively for the school children of Barak Valley allowed them to display their creativity and enjoy a fun-filled ride. Events from sketching to singing and dancing competition were held for the school kids. Nearly every school of Silchar participated.
However, the cultural nights during the festival were the most promising. Glitterati, a fashion show drew a huge audience. Notable poets Suresh Albela, Saurabh Jain, Dr Anamika Ambar, stand-up comedian Angad Singh and famous fusion band Indian Jam Project graced the occasion.
Further, rock festival Thundermarch was organised where musical bands from various parts of the country came here to compete with each other as well as popular ‘death metal’ bands Third Sovereign from Aizawl, Undying Inc and Yesterdrive from Delhi and Junkyard Groove from Chennai created an electrifying atmosphere.
Popular Bollywood playback singer Nikhil D’souza along with famous rock band The Local Train and well-known DJ Paroma enthralled the audience with their mesmerising performances.