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Antarang 2014 – Come Paint the Town Red!

It was a night when the limelight was solely on the freshers of the batch 2014-16 of Institute of Management, Nirma University (IMNU). Yes, we are talking about the talent night event called Antarang- Let’s Paint the Town Red, organized by the Cultural Committee of the Institute. This event was, as they say, certainly “of the freshers’, by the freshers’, for the freshers”. The most commendable aspect of the event lay in the fact that any and everyone could come up and showcase their skills in any field.

Antarang - Come Paint the Town Red

What could be a better way to start the evening, than with a prayer? And after that, the audience was treated to an incessant array of extremely delightful performances. It started with the song and dance show by kids of Saral. Saral is the in-house NGO at Nirma University looking after the education and welfare of kids of construction workers in and around the Nirma campus. The bliss experienced by the audience as they relived their childhood by watching these kids is inexplicable. Thereafter, an exciting mix of 23 amazing performances followed one after the other; be it the energetic dance or the melodious songs, the funny yet informing acts or the smart anchoring.

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The various clubs also played a significant role to add to charm of the evening. Chehre, the dramatics club of IMNU, presented a very important social message through its play that had a generous dosage of humor and sarcasm and accompanied with peals of laughter from the viewers. The play looked at the need of mankind to use their brain-power and potential and not fall to marketing gimmicks and superstitions. The excitement in the hall turned festive when the born-to-perform members of fiesta set the stage on fire. The intellectual and creative talents of the students were also revealed by the beautiful and thought provoking self-composed poems recited by them. The highlight of the event was a poem recitation by Abhijeet on the theme of love, romance and the increasing incidence of rape. The poem questioned the attitude of men in the present times.

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Overall, the event was a huge success and provided the perfect platform to the freshers to not only present their talents onstage but also offered a great opportunity to prove their mettle as event managers. The Chief Guest at the event was Mr Anay Mashruwala – Alumnus of IMNU as well as Cultural Committee. The event was also graced by the presence of alumni – Anshul Goyal and Roshni Majumdar and faculty members – Prof. Tripurasundari Joshi, Prof Sanjay Jain, Prof KC Mahesh and Prof. Harismita Trivedi. The night also had several offerings in store for the audience in the form of healthy salads and thirst quenchers sponsored by Green Peppers and Joules along with a number of vouchers and coupons to be distributed at the event, courtesy the event partners namely – Faaso’s (Food Partner) , Impression (Fashion & Style Partner), Ganga Spa (Spa Partner), The Shake Maker (Beverage Partner), Aakar (Publicity Partner) and Liberty (Footwear Partner).

The night was truly, the one to be in the spot light…..

(Content Courtesy: Namrata Bajaj and Shahnaz Mridha)

(Photo Courtesy: Pratikriti – The Photography Club)

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