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Kanpur: Antaragni, the annual cultural festival of IIT-Kanpur, began with immense zeal and gusto from the artistes, visionaries, and students alike. This is the 55th edition of Antaragni.
The Day one witnessed enthusiastic participation by people willing to become a part of the flair and synergy that the event exudes and resonates with the spirit of Antaragni. Even in the virtual mode, the festival upheld its theme of ‘Helmed Horizons’ as talks and performances enabled participants to rise from the self and become one with the spark, the idea, the raging flame of Antaragni.
The opening ceremony was marked by the address by Profr Abhay Karandikar, director, IIT Kanpur and Saurabh Chandra, a retired IAS officer, who is also an alumnus of the IIT Kanpur. The inspirational talks were sure to motivate the students to make the best of opportunities and capture the idea behind conducting this exuberant cultural festival.
The first cultural artiste gracing the occasion was Ami Shroff, a master juggler and mixologist who displayed her dexterity and passion to the bewildered audience, truly marking Antaragni’s mission to redefine conceived notions and present novelty every single time.
This was followed by a discussion between Siddhartha Bagri, the founder and CEO of Pravaig Dynamics, a visionary who aims to seize the future with his innovative electrical vehicles, and Kaustubh Mundra, an alumnus of IIT-Kanpur. The discussion highlighted several inspiring and informational concepts about the future of electrical vehicles and the thought behind innovation.
Next in the lineup was a powerful yet soothing performance by ‘The Yellow Diary’, who played for the fusion night of Antaragni. The virtual pronite was a success with the band emanating emotions and thoughts with their beautiful compositions which captured the heartbeats and the sentiments of every single participant. The band ensured that the audience went on a psychedelic musical journey of emotions in all its purity and innocence.
The first day the 55th edition of Antaragni was the unconventionally hilarious. Aakash Gupta, who kept the audience rolling over the floor laughing with his relatable observations, complementing his exceptional wit and comedic premise.The barrage of jokes wrapped up in a brilliantly written set was a fit conclusion to the passionate and eventful first day of IIT-Kanpur’s, Antaragni.