Kite-Flying and Rangoli Competition at NLS
January 18, 2023
Festivals bring in gaiety and merriment that provides much-needed relief from academic rigor, and when celebrated with a competitive touch, help to channelise students’ talents. In this spirit, CulComm and the Campus Development and Management Committee (CDMC) at NLSIU recently conducted the Makar Sankranti and Pongal celebrations on Sunday, 15th January 2023.
These festivals are celebrated to commemorate the end of winter and the onset of spring, and express hopes for a good harvest. To engage the student body, kite-flying and rangoli-making competitions were conducted. These competitions were held from 3-6 PM on the football field. Students from all batches were invited to participate.
The kite-flying competition was divided into two rounds. In the first round, the top three teams who were able to keep their kites flying till the end of the round qualified for Round 2. In the second round, the aim was to cut as many kites as possible. After an intense competition, the team of Dhruv Jain, Kaustubh Garg, and Kashish Gupta (IV) won the kite flying competition.
The rangoli-making competition saw teams coming up with creative ways to express their thoughts. Professor Radhika Chitkara, who was judging the rounds, declared the team of Ritu (IV), Pallavi Agarwal (IV), Shubhangi (III), and Kriti Jain (IV) as the winning team. Their rangoli was inspired by the Makar Sankranti and Pongal celebrations.
It was extremely heartening to see the enthusiastic response even when the end-term examinations were around the corner. The event ended with the distribution of traditional sweets.