Spring Fest 2021 : The Annual Social and Cultural festival of IIT Kharagpur
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur celebrated its annual cultural and social festival “Spring Fest 2021” from February 19 to February 21 with the online reach of over 100000 audience. Spring Fest is one of the largest of its kind in Asia to be organized entirely by students. Enthusiastic participants from almost 750 major colleges of India throng to Kharagpur to this 3-day celebration of fun and frolic.
Spring Fest 2021 was the 62nd edition. This year, the Fest has scheduled Hitch Hike, the Nationwide Prelims for its Dance, Drama, Music, Fashion and Literary events in twenty-one cities across India, namely Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Guwahati, Chennai, Vizag, Raipur, Indore, Bhubaneshwar, Ranchi, Kolkata, Pune, Dehradun, Patna, Lucknow, Jaipur and Chandigarh. With the budding enthusiasm of the participants and the Organizing team, and the palpable excitement in the air, this edition of Spring Fest was probably grander than ever.
Spring Fest conducts a multitude of events encompassing 12 genres and more than 130 events are contested among the best in India with a total cash prize worth around INR 35 lakhs at stake. As always, boatload of new events are here to tickle your senses and bring out the hidden talent in you. These events aim to provide a battlefield for the best of the best and also to have the participants experience the time of their lives.
Last year’s social initiative – Prayatan: Taking a Bite Out of Hunger aimed to improve the living standards of the people of Gopali (a village located 5 km from the IIT Campus), and tackling social, economic and educational problems faced by the rural communities through its project and initiatives. We aim to eradicate the hunger issues among the school children in and around the IIT Kharagpur campus.
Star-nights have always been an integral part of the Spring Fest charm. Artists like Shaan, Vishal-Shekhar, Farhan Akhtar, Amit Trivedi, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Salim-Sulaiman, KK, Prateek Kuhad, The Raghu Dixit Project, Agnee, Indian Ocean, Swarathma, Parikrama, Euphoria, Pentagram, The Local Train, and many more monumental performances have happened at Spring Fest in the past years. International bands like Dead by April, Monuments, Tesseract have rocked the audience at Spring Fest.
This year, Spring Fest witnessed enthralling performances by Amaal Malik, Indian Ocean, Bassjackers, J Trix X Subspace, and many more international and indigenous artists, making our 3 days better than they could not be.
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