A fest full of fun

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By Shrestha Saha
  • Published 27.04.12

Meghnad Saha Institute of Technology (MSIT) organised its annual fest Eutopian Euphorians in association with The Telegraph from April 17 to 20. The four-day jamboree started with off-stage events held on campus, off the Bypass. The quintessential quiz and creative writing contests aside, a few quirky rounds injected a whole lot of fun into the fest. Like “Triathlon”, an aptitude, personality and talent testing event.

The debate saw teams from different colleges locking horns over the topic “India — where democracy met its match”. The team from Jadavpur University went home with the winner’s trophy. Students let their creative juices flow in events like soap carving or poster painting, where the theme was “world peace”. Both the events were aced by MSIT student Priyanjit Ghosh. The photography competition played fair by including two categories of entries — one for DSLR, the other for non-DSLR cameras — with topics like “expression” and “stillness”.

Day 2 and 3 were held on the Salt Lake stadium helipad grounds. Day 2 hosted the band competition “Requim”, where city band Exiled Insanity rocked their way to the top spot. The other highlight was a street dance battle, Beat Street, which saw city-based crew Crafts of Kammotionn steal the show. The day ended with a performance by Tunisia-based metal band Myrath, which not only delivered a heart-thumping performance with songs like Merciless, but also celebrated the birthday of their bassist Anis by cutting a cake right on stage!

Day 3 saw events like “Ragaa” (solo singing competition), where Reshmi Roy of Asutosh College was adjudged the winner and “Two Minutes to Fame”, which was won by Soumyo Chakrabarty of MSIT.

Singer Somlata Acharyya of Ranjana Ami Ar Ashbo Na fame and her band, the Aces, had the audience grooving to Bengali beats with one hit number after the other. Mayabono biharini and Shukanto were crowd favourites but the loudest cheers went up when the pretty singer took up the guitar herself for Cholo jai.

The fest wrapped up with a dance choreography competition and a performance by city band Underground Authority.