Woman is an embodiment of courage, a symbol of strength and grace, a mark of class and excellence, an amalgamation of power and elegance. But where all women are striving for a chance to show that they can rule the world, the students of The IIS University while representing all the women stood up with killer heels, pumps on and boots laced up to give them a big salute and spread a message that its girls who run the world.
The IIS University’s 21st Annual Function ‘Virasat 2016’ is the cultural extravaganza reflecting a traditional legacy being carried forward with poise and elegance. It transpose to a kaleidoscopic blend of the classical and the modern.
Dr. Ashok Gupta, Vice-Chancellor of the University formally welcomed the film, TV and Theatre actress Poonam Dhillon as Special Invitee and Manan Chaturvedi, Chairperson, Rajasthan State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights as Guest of Honor and acquainted them with the achievements of the students in the session 2015-16. Dr. Gupta expressed pride on the fact The IIS University has achieved a lot since its inception.
The programme began in traditional fervour by the invoking of divine spirits. We worship, love and celebrate Lord Krishna- a symbol of victory over the evil. Students then beautifully represented Krishna’s attempts to adore Gopis and his magnanimity devouring the devotees through the amalgamation of three classical dancing styles-Krishna Stuti, Thumri and Krishna Raas.
The representatives of various clubs, society and guild named as VIBGYOR of The IIS University have staged a flag march to represent the dignity and discipline of the university.
Students set an example of glorious culture through very popular folk dance forms of Gujarat –Garba and Dandiya with magnificent Ghaghra Cholis, decorated Dandiya Sticks and mesmerizing music.
Next presentation was the fashion fiesta Creations – 2016 where models of the university unveiled latest fashion trends created by the students with great passion. Designer Aditi Vyas, Harsha Rathi, Janavi Badlani, Megha Agarwal, Pallvi Rathore, Priyansha Gupta, and Tanu Vijay’s collection on the theme (Re) Fashion Forward represented refashioning of the traditional Rajasthani women’s wear, the quintessential lehanga-odhni. The liturgy of a well-crafted lehanga is irresistible in its royal glamour and effortless grace. Rendered in modern digital prints, it is coupled with rich and heavily embellished accessories on embroidered blouses.
‘Ethnic Enchantment’ collection by designers Bhawna, Varsha, Neha, Kirti, Nishika and Ritu revamped the Bandhej look with jumpsuits, dhotis and cigarette pants, complemented with ethnic props and colourful tinsel. The look has been completed with fancy headgears and quirky accessories.
The third and last collection was ‘Vintage Chic’ collection by designer Sonia Harwani wherein she recreated khadi and postal era through the use of khadi prints like Batik and Shibori on skirts, lehangas and Saree Jackets.
The programme was a wonderful synchronization of the Classical and the Modern, the Indian and the Western. It was a fusion of colourful costumes, melodious music and crisp choreography; in short, a cultural gala imbued with spirit of bringing together the best of colours, music and dance.
The cultural eve ends on a musical note when audience rejoiced in soul feel and expression of captivating fusion performance by the nightingales of the university.
Also, the Academic toppers as well as achievers in various cultural and sports activities were awarded on the occasion. Shiromi Chaturvedi and Preksha Jain were declared Pride of the University, Aishwarya Naruka and Jyoti Singh Chauhan got the title of Talent of the year and Dhriti Bumb, Pragya Chakraborty and Akanksha Sharma bagged the title Voice of the year.
The programme was a success and everybody enjoyed and appreciated the excellent presentation put up by the young ladies of the university.
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