|College Name||Kirori Mal College, Delhi|
|Where||University of Delhi, University Enclave, Delhi, 110007|
|Celebrity Visits||Akhil, Parmish Verma, KK, Sachin Jigar, etc.|
Renaissance, the annual cultural fest of Kirori Mal College, rubs its shoulders with other DU cultural fests in being one of the most sought-after. As the history states, the Renaissance era was a period of the rebirth of art and culture for the European states, often looked at as a rediscovery of classical art forms. On the same lines, KMC was initially established by American Jesuits as Nirmala College during the partition.
Later in 1954, it shifted to its existing location under the trust founded by Seth Kirori Mal. Therefore, spawning its name, Kirori Mal College is amongst the finest institutions at the University of Delhi, boasting of exceptionally high standards of academics and culturing culture.
Keeping their heads held high in the cultural forum, the Students’ Union is all set with its 37th edition of RENAISSANCE fest. It is a resplendent fulcrum where the best minds of a highly active campus come together to witness the music and fun of the most engaging 3-day event of Delhi University. Versatile upcoming artists, prominent musicians, and an eclectic set of bands perform along with a wide range of informal events, making the RENAISSANCE fest one of the most bewitching college fests of Delhi.
All three days become a hotspot for a multi-faceted experience at Kirori Mal college fest, which no student wants to miss!
The Host- Renaissance Fest
Kirori Mal College avowals of some of the best societies in the college circuit. The dramatics society, The Players, has a glorious past. Being one of the first formed, in 1957, by Frank Thakurdas, it has given the Indian theatre and films several stalwarts. The music society, Musoc, has a historic achievement with Parikrama (the band) having been founded around its jam sessions. The debating society is one of the most appreciated in colleges’ debating circuit, so is FAPS, the Fine Arts and Photography Society. Matinee, the fashion show of KMC is one with the best design shows. Apart from these, there is a society complementing every niche of performing arts, from the literary society to Grubstreet to the dance society, etc. which gives a tough competition on the home grounds.
Renaissance Fest 2019
Picture Source: Renaissance’19 Facebook Page
Guests for the Star Night were the Punjabi singing star Sidhu Moosewala, Bollywood singing sensation Sonu Nigam, the heartthrob of the nation Zaeden, and of course to make you dance till you drop, was Sunburn.
Many informal events go hand in hand with the mains. On the first day, there was a dance competition, where societies were invited from different colleges to showcase their talent. The participants take part with full zeal and enthusiasm alongside an equally cheerful crowd. The annual fest is also a platform to highlight your talent in the fashion genre as well. On the final day was the one of the most interesting events, ‘The Talent Hunt’. Everyone is one of a kind and the ‘Open Mic’ permits everyone to show how are they different from the rest.
Meanwhile, take a look at the teaser of 2019.
Renaissance Fest 2018
Kirori Mal college fest 2018 was a blast as the curtain raiser performance at Renaissance was by the very famous Punjabi singer Harrdy Sandhu. He pumped the crowd with Punjabi beats started the fest with a bang. After this, the fest began with the performance of the very popular Portuguese artist DJ Diego Miranda who was supported by DJ Flynn.the third day at the Renaissance fest was kickstarted by none other Parmish Verma. With hits like ‘Gal ni Kadni’ and ‘Aa lae chakk mai aa gaya’, he took the crow to another high.
Controversies of Renaissance Fest
1. One of the major controversies, in the history of KMC, has been when Sachin -Jigar cancelled on their Star Night performance at Renaissance 2017 due to ‘managerial issues’. But the highly active Student’s Union of 2017 was quick in response and did not let the vibes fade away in ruckus. They brought in Rangreza, a Delhi-based experimental Hindi Rock band, who performed hit Bollywood tracks for the crowd and kept them glued to the main stage. They made sure that the crowd has a great end to a phenomenal cultural fest.
2. In the same year, Matinee – the fashion show of Renaissance fest, came under scrutiny regarding stolen designs issue. The Union and organizers tried to resolve the issue, but the teams involved in the controversy was extremely upset and seen discussing it. Galore, the fashion society of Maitreyi college, accused Kamla Nehru College, GLITZ, for copying their designs. But, all’s well that ends well. The teams showed great sportsman spirit in accepting the final results and respected each other’s space, and thus this controversy did not end up being a huge mess. Kudos to the Union for managing the situation so well!
What do we learn? We learn that, always, we may not be able to pull out what we plan, but what’s important is we give our level best in whatever we have in hand. The student union pulled up such a great show, despite uncalled for hurdles, and that is where great management shows.
Kirori Mal College, therefore, not only enraptures the spectators with its choice of performers but also its multitude of engaging events. It keeps its spectators hooked on, which is what the spirit of Renaissance Kirori Mal fest is all about.
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