The New Horizon College of Engineering Extra Curricular Clubs organised a one day techno cultural extravaganza on the 7th April 2017. The fest comprised of cultural events like dance battles and war of DJs alongside talks by industry experts, performances by famous comedians, flea markets by students, startup showcase and the screening of a goose bump inducing thriller.
People present for the occasion
The event was inaugurated in the presence of the Principal(NHCE) , Dean Student Affairs, Registrar, Cultural Head, Students representative, Actress Samyuktha Hegde (of Kirik Party Fame), Comedian duo JordIndian, Beatboxer Vineeth Vincent, Amogha Rahul (Co-Founder of NKM) and the crew of the Kannada blockbuster Shuddhi.
The principal in his inspiring speech, talked about the importance of career diversity at the current age. After the principal's speech the crowd was introduced to the comedian duo Jordindian. They showcased one of their videos which was very funny. After which the stage was handed over to Vineeth "beep" Kumar who emceed for the rest of the event.
The 1st speaker on stage was the famous Beat Boxer Vineeth Vincent , he talked about how he overcame adversity to become who he is today.He talked about his experiences growing up and how it moulded him.
Namma Karnataka Memes
After the enlightening speech by Vineeth Vincent the co-founder of NKM Amogha Rahul took the stage. He talked about how the popular page Namma Karnataka Memes was instrumental in bringing to light the community problems through the satirical medium of memes. There was a short promotional section by the crew of Shuddhi movie team.
The audience were shown trailers from the movie and the crew talked about the same and urged the audience to watch the movie. The crowd cheered on as the popular actress Samyuktha Hegde took the stage, she talked about her rise to fame and about how people ought to follow their dreams. She also talked about how she always wanted to become a dancer and how she is still chasing that dream.
After the actress's speech Team Nalapad made a dramatic entrance. Mohammed Haris Nalapad from team Nalapad spoke about how drugs and narcotics ruin lives. Mohammed Haris Nalapad then made the entire audience pledge to never fall prey to drugs. Then the cinematographer Gomtesh Upadhya took to stage and talked about how people should follow their dreams and never give up. The popular RJ from RED FM RJ Shayaan interacted with and entertained the crowd. Goodies were distributed as well.
At 3.00pm the dance battles started in the quadrangle area. It was hosted by Velu and judged by Kristy and Nasser Al Azzeh.There was 1vs1 and 2v2 dance battles.There was a very big audience for the dance battles the crowd went wild. The war of Djs started at 5 and was judged by DJ Jigar and DJ Shine . They were competing for a chance to open for Nikhil Chinappa and RJ Rohit Barker at blue frog the next day. At 4pm the Comedy Nights started in the auditorium.
Host and guests
The event was hosted by Harmanpreet Singh who is an alumni of New Horizon College. He had the opening act which was followed by the much awaited comedian Sanjay Manaktala. The crowd was in splits but there was more to come. Later, Sanjay, Sumit; an up and coming Hindi comic, took to stage. The crowd loved him. He was followed by AIB's Utsav Chakraborty. The crowd was ecstatic.
To put the proverbial cherry on top, the event culminated with the screening of the movie "Conjuring". Everyone got comfy on the bean bags as the movie screened with savoury treats from the ongiong food festival.
A mass hit
Overall the fest was a hit among students garnering a crowd of more than 8000 students. It was an experience like none other as it brought together cultural ,entertainment and culinary aspects of a festival. All the arrangement done by the students and New Horizon gave a freedom to the students to plan and execute things in excellent way and they have proved it.