Vande Mataram

Report for the Year 2015-2016
The 2016 edition of VandeMataramwas held on 18th February, in collaboration with Culture Council, University of Delhi. The classical dance competition with the theme of ‘Pious postures in motion’ witnessed participation from seven colleges of Delhi University. Mr. Artha Negi of Deshbandhu College won the first prize, Ms. Tejasvini of Hansraj College won the second prize and the third prize was won by Mr. RaghavMonga of Sri Venkateswara College. 
This year’s edition introducedBallet competition  ‘Dance of Nature ‘ with the theme ‘Environment in World Mythology’.The teams presented how ecological concerns have been addressed in the world mythology be it religious or secular ethics. The aim was to foster environmental consciousness among the youth.The first prize was won by the team from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology. The team of DeenDayalUpadhyaya College won second prize and the third prize was won by the team from Janki Devi Memorial College, DU.
Vande Mataram is a Pan-University event comprising inter-college choir and classical dance competitions. It is hosted by our college in collaboration with and under the co-sponsorship of the Culture Council University of Delhi.  Vande Mataram - 2015 was the ninth edition of this collaborative endeavour which showcased the diverse culture of India through different music and dance forms. Continuing with the tradition, this year too, the College organised it with great fervour and zeal on 22 Jan, 2015, under the convenorship of Dr. Abha Wadhwa. Dr. Kamilini Dutt - Director (Retd.) Central Archive, Doordarshan, graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Dr. Suchitra Gupta, Dy. Dean, Culture and Youth Affairs, provided her timely support and contributed towards the success of the programme. The sincere efforts of Mr. Abhishek Sharma (President, Music Society) and Ms. Kriti Mehta (President, Dance Society) and their team members need to be lauded. This year the theme for the choir competition was “Songs of Hope” and additional weightage was given for the purity of the art form. Twelve colleges of Delhi University participated in the same. Ms. Malvika Sharma of Janki Devi Memorial College, Ms. Gayatri P. Nair of DDU College and Ms. Elisha Garg of Gargi College won the first, second and third prize in Classical dance competiton respectively. In the Choir competition, the first prize was bagged by Venkateswara College followed by Indraprastha College and Shaheed Rajguru College at second and third places.