Guru Gobind Singh In­draprastha Uni­ver­sity’s ‘house party’ with KK

Singer KK charmed Delhi stu­dents, as he per­formed at Anu­goonj 2018, the an­nual fest of the uni­ver­sity

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Aditya Do­gra

Anu­goonj, the an­nual cul­tural fes­ti­val of Guru Gobind Singh In­draprastha Uni­ver­sity (GGSIPU) is al­ways a ball, and the fi­nale is al­ways one to watch out for. The fest saw a bunch of ac­tiv­i­ties over three days, in­clud­ing street plays, jam ses­sions, dance, mu­sic, a DJ night with DJ Shiva, along with per­for­mances by Nasha band and Akhil Sachdeva. But with singer KK as the star per­former for this year’s edi­tion, the at­ten­dance this year was un­prece­dented.

‘KK IS THE BEST’

The ex­cite­ment was ev­i­dent right from the word go, as stu­dents rushed to get en­try to se­cure the per­fect spot to wit­ness the Bol­ly­wood crooner spin his magic. “KK is just the best. Koi hai hi nahin jiski aawaz mein KK wala magic ho. I’m a huge fan, and will not miss any chance to see him per­form live. I was there when he per­formed at SRCC, too, and ev­ery se­cond I spent there was worth it,” said Ru­pan­shi Gu­lia, a stu­dent at the fest.

While the stu­dents were still strug­gling to find a spot close to the stage, the singer burst onto the stage. Belt­ing out hits such as Mera Pehla Pehla Pyar, Tu Jo Mila, and Mu­jhko Pe­hchaan Lo, the singer sent the crowd into rap­tures. “Most of these songs are my favourites, and KK is an ab­so­lute charmer. Doosra singer ho toh ba­ton mein hi time nikaal de, but he is a true en­ter­tainer. What a day, and what a per­for­mance,” gushed Vaib­havi Sharma, an­other stu­dent.

‘UNI­VER­SITY FEST HAI, HOUSE PARTY NAHIN’

The flip side to all the en­joy­ment was the chaos that en­sued near the en­try for the VIP sec­tion near the stage. As stu­dents re­peat­edly tried to en­ter the area, the or­gan­is­ing team and the guards had to con­stantly keep them away. There was also con­fu­sion over who was al­lowed in­side and who wasn’t, and some stu­dents ex­pressed dis­ap­point­ment that the area was re­served for the teach­ing staff and their kin.

“Fest col­lege waale or­gan­ise toh karte nahin, stu­dents kar­waate hain. Phir staff waale kyon saamne ra­hein? (It is the stu­dents and not col­lege au­thor­i­ties who or­gan­ise fests, then why should the lat­ter get the front row?)” com­plained a stu­dent who wasn’t let in. In an­other first, many stu­dents were spot­ted drink­ing in the grounds, a pos­si­ble rea­son for all the un­ruly be­hav­iour.

“Per­for­mance na khud dekh rahe hain, na jisko dekhni hai usey dekhne de rahe hain. They should have the sense ki uni­ver­sity ka fest hai, house party nahin,” ex­claimed Aditi Arya, a stu­dent who clearly was not amused by the drunken mad­ness.

Koi hai hi nahin jiski aawaz mein KK wala magic hai. I won’t miss any chance to see him per­form live. I was there at his SRCC per­for­mance, too. RU­PAN­SHI GU­LIA, STU­DENT

PHOTO: SARANG GUPTA/HT

Singer KK in the mid­dle of his per­for­mance at Anu­goonj 2018

PHOTO: SARANG GUPTA/HT

Stu­dents record the per­for­mance on their phones

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