Spring Fest, the annual social and cultural festival of Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-Kharagpur), is going to be organised between January 24-26, 2020, the institute said in a release.
With a footfall of more than 80,000, Spring Fest is one of the largest of its kind in the country to be organized entirely by students.
“Enthusiastic participants from almost 750 major colleges of India throng to Kharagpur to this three-day celebration of fun and frolic. Spring Fest 2020 will be the 61st edition of the fest and is happening from January 24-26, 2020,” the release said.
“With the budding enthusiasm of the participants and the organising team, and the palpable excitement in the air, this edition of Spring Fest promises to be the biggest so far,” it added.
The festival conducts a multitude of events encompassing 12 genres and over 130 different contests with a total cash prize worth around Rs 35 lakh on offer.
It said that a series of new events have been conceived this year to bring out the hidden talent in the participants and tickle the senses of the audience.
“Our last year’s social initiative, ‘Saksham: Transcending the Taboo’ aimed to tackle transgender issues head-on and promote mental equality to all. Social conclaves were also organized in more than five cities to address the issues faced by transgenders in different parts of the country,” the release said.
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.