Come Spring and colleges from all over the country eagerly await the announcement of Spring fest, the annual Fest of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT KGP). What started as an intra-college fest in 1960, is today one of the year’s most awaited events throughout the Nation. In fact, the 2018 Spring fest is the 59th edition of the same. This year, the overall theme for the Fest is Tribal Treble- A Primeval Folklore. It will be held from the 26th to 28th of January.
For those who are new to Spring fest, must not mistake it for a tech-fest only. Events range from music, dance, dramatics, Literary, Food Fest, Film Fest and many others. All details regarding the events can be found on the official website.
Apart from the events, one of the main attractions each year is the guest performances by celebrities. Earlier, Spring fest has been graced by the presence of celebrities like Arman Malik, Vishal Shekhar, Dead by April and many more.
Special mention must be made of the able team that has worked round the clock to put together this festival of National repute. Preparations begin months before the culmination of the actual event. From planning the central theme and the events to locking in the final dates; from approaching sponsors to finalizing judges, from sending out invitations to colleges all over India to arranging accommodation wherever applicable; all have been efficiently undertaken by the Festival team. The sheer passion and dedication of the students towards their work and co-curricular activities are what has made Spring fest so popular over the years.
This year, Kolkata Bloggers would yet again collaborate with Spring fest for two different events- A Mighty Pen and India Calling. Both events are literary events which have a social inclination to it. While Mighty Pen is all about your views on the LGBT Community; India Calling revolves around the important question regarding directorial freedom in contemporary India. The judges from Kolkata Bloggers are eagerly waiting to see the rationale coupled with creativity in the presentations made by the students participating in these events.
I wish like to wish the entire management team of Spring fest all the luck and success for pulling off yet another edition of this festival. Hoping to collaborate in future too.
Photo Courtesy: IIT Kharagpur