MITAFEST ’19 – Day 1

Few days ago, as the MIT Campus was all decked up to host its prestigious annual cultural fest MITAFEST, the surroundings hinted at a theme “Celebration of Music“.The cultural extravaganza held from Feb 21st to 24th showcased some of the most alluring performances of dance and music . It was a big day for Pradheep, Prithviraj and Pavithra, the final year students who’d given their heart and soul to organize the event. The team Athenaeum worked hard for the past 4 months and so did the fest with grand success.

 

 

Day 1 commenced with the arrival of popular television anchor-writer Mr.Gopinath Chandran. He is popularly known as “Neeya Naana Gobinath” and is famous for his writings like “Please Intha Puthakathai Vaangatheenga” , “Manda Pathiram” , “Nimirnthu Nil” and many more.The function began with  “Tamil Thai Vaazhthu” and lightening of Kuthu Vilakku.

 

 

The Dean of MIT, Dr.T.Thyagarajan gave a short and crisp presidential address and invited Mr. Gopinath Chandran onto the stage, to deliver the inaugural speech.”Learn to lead”, “Education is the only weapon which can be used to change the world” were the most accentuated words of him. The speech made by him was so inspiring in such a way that made the students to feel responsible about the society. The inauguration came to an end with the vote of thanks followed by the National Anthem.

 

 

Later in the evening, there held the first performance of MITAFEST, performed by the “VIBEZ” crew . They made the night more blissful with their music. Navneeth, a first year aeronautical student took away the whole crowd for himself by his beatbox and rap singing. The whole crew of juniors – seniors orchestra made the night more vibrant and lively.

 

 

The VIBEZ was followed with the performance by MIT Variety team where their new concepts and ideas made us laugh all the day.The team which secured first place was ‘NAUGHTY VARIETIANS’ and the  ‘JOKER BOYS’ team secured second place.

The next event of the day was Choreo Nite where the dancers of the crew stunned the audience with their amazing moves. The alluring and intriguing performance by the dancers stole the hearts of students. ‘MANIAC’ – A team which be made of Third years seized the first place and ‘DIVERGENT ‘ of Second years, grabbed the second place.

Thus the day 1 of the MITAFEST came to an end, which stimulated the students for the arrival of day 2.

 

 

Reported by:

Duke Daffin, First year, ECE and Poovidhal, First year, IT.

Photographed by:

Arunachalam, Second year, RPT, Raj Sabareesh, Second year, Aeronautical Engineering and Sree Vignesh, Second year,  Automobile Engineering

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