Spring Fest 2021: IIT Kharagpur cultural fest in keeping with its tradition and reaching new heights
Spring Fest is the annual social and cultural fest of the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur celebrated its cultural festival ‘Spring Fest from February 19 to February 21. It was the 62nd edition on the fest. With an online reach of over 100000, Spring Fest is one of the largest of its kind in Asia to be organised entirely by students. Enthusiastic participants from almost 750 major colleges of India throng to Kharagpur to this 3-day celebration of fun and frolic.
This year, Spring Fest scheduled Hitch Hike, the Nationwide Prelims for its Dance, Drama, Music, Fashion, and Literary events in twenty-one cities across India, With the budding enthusiasm of the participants and the organizing team, 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, a boatload of new events were introduced to motivate and challenge the participants at the same time.
Our last year’s social initiative – Prayatan: Taking a Bite Out of Hunger aimed at improving 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 are striving 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, Agnee, Indian Ocean, Swarathma, Parikrama, Euphoria, and many more monumental performers have graced the Spring Fest in the past years. International bands like Dead by April, Monuments, Tesseract have also rocked the audience.
This year, Spring Fest witnessed enthralling performances by Amaal Malik, Indian Ocean, Bassjackers, J Trix X Subspace, and many more.