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By Ashapradeep Bureau:

Spring Fest is the annual social and cultural fest of Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. With a footfall of more than 40000, Spring Fest is one of the largest of its kind in Asia to be organized entirely by students. Enthusiastic participants from almost 200 major colleges of India throng to Kharagpur to this 3-day celebration of fun and frolic. Spring Fest 2019 will be the 60th editionof the fest and is happening from 25th to 27th of January,2019.

This year, Spring Fest has scheduled Hitch Hike, theNationwide​ ​Prelimsfor five of its flagship events- Nukkad, SF Idol, Shake a Leg, Two for a Tango and Shuffle in October in nine cities across India, namely Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Nagpur, PatnaandBhopal. Witnessing enthusiastic participation across all venues this year, the excitement for the upcoming Nationwide prelims of Wildfire, our western rock-band competition in December has gone through the roof. Eliminations,our last year initiative, prelims round for Stand Up Comedy and Poetry Slam resulted in great outreach of the fest to multiple cities namely Bhubaneswar, Kolkataand Ranchi. With the budding enthusiasm of the participants and the Organising team, and the palpable excitement in the air, this edition of Spring Fest promises to be the biggest so far.

Spring Fest conducts a multitude of events encompassing 10 genresand more than​ ​100 eventsare contested among the best in India with a total cash prize worth around INR 25 lakhs at stake. As always, boatload of new events are here to tickle your senses and bring out the hidden talent in you. These events aim to provide a battlefield for the best of the best and also to have the participants experience the time of their lives. Our last year’s social initiative – Umang: Stand Up to Stigma aimed to tackle Mental Health issues head on and promote Mental well-being for all.

Star-nightshave always been an integral part of the Spring Fest charm. Artists like Shaan, Vishal-Shekhar, Farhan Akhtar, Amit Trivedi, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Salim-Sulaiman, KK, The Raghu Dixit Project, Agnee, Indian Ocean, Swarathma, Parikrama, Euphoria, Pentagram, and many more monumental performances have happened at Spring Fest in the past years. International bands like Dead by April, Monuments, Tesseract have rocked the audience at Spring Fest.

Visit the Spring Fest, IIT Kharagpur Facebook page or log on to our website at www.springfest.into know more.

October 28, 2018 • No Comment