Madras IITians are no more only focused on moving, chatting and cheering around the fest, but coming with the intention of focusing on social awareness and charitable activities. "Basically we are enthusiastic to entertain the audience not for profit but for charity purpose", Abhinav said. Coming out of the jazzy events, students are supporting a musical extravaganza and creative workshops in a professional way keeping eyes on the fund-raising for helping the underprivileged.
"We are trying out Anime this time which has never come to Chennai in Saarang", Pranjali informed. Anime are Japanese cartoons, which are popular and attractive to the teenagers and are hand-drawn and then computer-animated. Students have organised a functioning workshops on Anime designing.
Classical fusion was the other facet of art that they are trying out, but with quality professionalism. No professional artiste was invited to perform and it was Rashmi Ravishanker, a student, who initiated the programme by presenting a colourful opening Bharatanatyam performance. "Students understand what we are trying to convey and the hearty rounds of applause prove that they are very much into following traditional Indian culture", said Padma Shankar, the violinist who represented the 'Magudi'. It was played to the audience's choice belonging to Niraga Punnagavarali, a popular folk item, 'Nagin'-melodious song.
During the inter-college events, hordes of students were seen vying for a peep of Tamil actress Shraddha Srinath of Vikram Vedha fame at the spotlight lectures of Saarang. The performance of the World Irish Dance Association at the World Cultural Show was another attraction, as was the sublime performance of indie artist Kanishk Seth Trio.
So far as updates from stiff competition among themed versus non- themed categories are concerned, Women's Christian College emerged as the winner of a themed category, with NIT-Trichy as the runner-up. In the non-themed category, Anna University retained the trophy. Loyola College and Guru Nanak College from the city also bagged the first and second runners-up places respectively....