Come September, the NIT Tiruchy campus is abuzz with the festive fervour of Festember — an inter college cultural, literary and arts extravaganza. The three-day event is packed with fun, drama, music, interactions and strives to work for a social cause, as part of their Festember Social Responsibility.
Misconstrued as a “fest in September”, the etymology of Festember stems from ‘a fest to remember’. The fest has college students from Bangalore, Chennai, Tiruchy, Coimbatore, Madurai and Kerala compete for the Festember Rolling Trophy, says Shashank Sriram Subramaniam, a core team member.
The event will kick start with a performance by classical dancer Rukmini Vijayakumar. A major highlight is the line up of pro-shows, which have celebrity bands rock the campus. Also on the agenda are the various literary competitions split up between English, Hindi and Tamil along with the cultural and arts events. Online participation is also a high point with students from Canada, USA, Sri Lanka and even Pakistan. “This year we have collaborated with AudioScience to sign record deals with the winners of Gig-A-Hertz, our semi-pro rock-band event,” he added.
Festember celebrated its 40th edition last year and won the best cultural festival award from the government, in 2005. Gig-A-Hertz has bands from Bangalore and Chennai, this time.
24-27th September will be ablaze with activity.The three-day event has a rolling shield that is named after composer Ilaiyaraaja
The festivities will kick off with a performance by classical dancer Rukmini Vijayakumar