VIT stands out at Revels 20132 min read
Manipal: Revels, Manipal Institute of Technology’s (MIT) annual cultural college fest was held consecutively for four days from the March 20-23. With competitions ranging from music, dance, dramatics, fine arts, photography, adventure, gaming, fashion, sports to literature, the event had around 2,500 participants, of which the majority of out-station participants were from Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT).
The 2013 edition had new competitions in the genres such as ‘Prop it up’, ‘Lights, Camera, Action’, ‘Table No. 21’, ‘Melange’, etc. Revels had around 1,500 participants for the different sports events. VIT took the cake this year by winning most of these events, presenting themselves as tough competition for the other colleges throughout the fest. Karan Gulati, a third year doing his Mechanical Engineering in VIT said, “It was a homely fest and we loved every minute of it. We never felt like outsiders here. There were a few glitches with regard to the timings of the different competitions but everything was taken care of.”
For their event called ‘Proshow’, which was held in the evening on the last two days of the fest, MIT roped in the acclaimed bands Agnee and Pentagram to perform. Agnee was a huge hit with their popular songs and Pentagram had the crowd roaring.
“The fest was much better in terms of all the new competitions introduced this year and it literally went beyond the degrees of separation. It was different in terms of the themes for the competitions and we managed to host two pro shows for the first time ever,” said Sonal Dey, General Secretary of the Student Council anda third year student of Electronical and Communications (EnC) branch, MIT.
Debyendu Kundu, a first year student of EnC from MIT who was attending his first annual Revels said, “I thought the street play by Aaina was really captivating as they are the dramatic face of Manipal. I also appreciated, when events were delayed, a dance floor was created so people were not getting bored.”
However, Bharat Reddy, a fourth year from Mechatronics, MIT had a slightly different view, “It was good this year only because of outstation participation. The sport events were completely neglected; also the environment was restricted only to the IC stage and there was no crowd anywhere else.”
While all events ran smoothly, the only event to get cancelled was ‘Rap’ on the first day, as there were not enough participants.
Sub-edited by Bhavya Balakrishnan