Day 2: Daastan, the story of Revels2 min read
Manipal: The second day of Revels ’16 , Manipal Institute of Technology’s (MIT) annual college fest began with Center Stage, a series of six plays in the MIT library auditorium on March 10.
The plays were performed in the presence of Prerna Kaul from ‘Thespo’, a theatre group. They explored different topics such as child abuse, condition of farmers in India, intolerance and relationships.
“If the judge from Thespo liked a performance, the team might be invited to perform at Prithvi Theatre in Bombay.” said Devansh Malik, 3rd year, MIT and one of the organisers of the event.
“Manipal has always put up good competition when it comes to theatre. We have inculcated ideas and events from this fest into our own college fests.” said Nachiketh Pande, a 3rd year, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT).
The fashion show, Haute Couture not only had the teams dressed up, walking the ramp, but they also had to follow the Revels theme, ‘Daastan- Everybody has a story’.
The stories of Bajirao-Mastani, Mahabharata and Alice in Wonderland were told onstage with the characters dressed as characters. Serenata, Nach le ve, Desi Tadka were the other events that took place simultaneously.
Vineet Kumar, founder of Revels and an alumni of MIT was present at the quadrangle to narrate how Revels came into being in 1982. Having felt the need for an annual event within the campus, it was Kumar who thought of how the fest would have a range of fun events and competitions. He also amused the audience with how the fest was christened. “Revel and Euphoria were the names considered for the event. ‘Revel’ had been finalized and the registration papers had been submitted but due to papers getting misplaced, it was printed out as Revels with an ‘s’ at the end.” He said.
Edited by Sakhi Todi