Music, fashion, and literary events make for an interesting mix at NIT-C fete

Cultural competitions as part of Ragam-2014, the annual cultural festival of the National Institute of Technology, Calicut (NIT-C), began on the NIT-C campus at Chathamangalam on Friday morning.

Swararaga, a classical and rock band competition, with teams from different higher education institutions, was one of the opening events on day 1.

M.A. College, Kothamangalam, bagged the first prize of Rs.15,000 in Swararaga, with team ‘Live Wire’ from the Vellore Institute of Technology winning the second prize of Rs.10,000. The Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, bagged the third prize and took home Rs.7,000.

Workshops on photography, rifle shooting, and dancing offered the participants an opportunity to understand the nuances of these disciplines.

The short film competition ‘Take One’ showcased as many as 11 innovative and entertaining short films produced by the contestants.

Movie spoof left the crowd laughing with to-the-point wit and mockery.

Classical dance saw the contenders fight it out for the top slot in all their grace and brilliance.

Literary events such as spelling-B, dumb charades, debate, and recitation drew a large number of participants.

Food fetes

A variety of food stalls were put up on the campus to cater to the participants and the audience. There were themed food fetes, included the Malabar and the Hyderabadi food fetes, and ethnic stalls.

Proshow by the renowned folklore band Lagori and a fashion show titled Couture Boulevard wound up the day’s events.

The three-day fete, which offers nearly a hundred events, including in the literary, dramatics, and musical segments, was inaugurated by Khadeeja Mumtaz, novelist, on Thursday. Ragam will conclude on March 16.

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