Hyderabad: Engineering Education Experts from all over the world were given a glimpse of Telangana and India culture through song and dance here in the city at the 7th International Convention on Transformation in Engineering Education (ICTIEE) 2020 currently underway at Anurag Group of Institutions(AGI).
The mood of the evening turned festive when the students of AGI showcased festivals of India with their song and dance.
Nartana Folk Dance showcased Telangana Culture in one dance to delegates from India and abroad. Impressed by the performance, a professor Chandrashekhar from EC department donated Rs 50,000/-
India celebrates over 37 major festivals of different religions and the same was represented by the students in their dance performance on a medley of songs depicting festivals such as Christmas, Eid, Holi, Navratri, Onam, Lohri, Ganesh Chaturthi, etc.
Telangana’s most popular floral festival ‘Bathukamma” was showcased on the stage which got overwhelming response instantaneously.
After a day filled with discussions and deliberations on transformation in engineering education the cultural event proved to be an enjoyable detour.
The crowd comprising of 800 delegates, 250 students, 50 foreign delegates were enthralled by the performances of students. AGI students’ of the ‘Specdam’ club gave dance performances on various Telugu, Hindi and English song medleys. The dance performance of ‘Nartana’ club won the hearts of the local as well as outstation delegates with their rustic performance on folk songs of Telangana. In their dance performances, the students showcased Telangana festivals such as ‘Bathukamma’ and ‘Bonalu’. Dressed in colourful attires, their high energy presentation won much appreciation. Prof. Chandrasekhar announced a donation of Rs.50,000/- for the group. Speaking on the sidelines student Vijay Kumar Ch. of the ‘Nartana’ team as Telangana is the youngest state many people do not know about its rich culture and hence they decided to showcase the festivals through their performances to the delegates.
Another performance which caught everyone’s attention was a Telugu Rap by Phani, 3rd Year IT student. His rap in Telugu on his life and on this fans and haters who cheated him had the audience spellbound.
The students paid tribute to Indian soldiers too, donning army dress they performed on medley of Hindi songs praising army and the nationalistic spirit. The atmosphere filled with chants of Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ after their performance.
Apart from producing engineering talent, the AGI also has given talent in different fields to the world such as Violinist Sandilya; Playback Singer Satya Yamini and Background Singer Abhiram. Seeing the talent of the students we can look forward to many talented people emerging from the institute.