Published On : Fri, Feb 20th, 2015

Wagh Utsav’s Cultural Evening commenced with fervour

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The Vidarbha Economic Development Council and the South Central Zone Cultural Centre (SCZCC), supported by MTDC, organized their third Wagh Utsav 2015, from 20th – 22nd Feb 2015. Within the Utsav are several programmes scheduled for the three days, all of them at the SCZCC premises.


While several programmes are being held through the three days, every day would culminate in a Cultural Evening from 6 pm. – 8 pm., the event being inaugurated today. The programme, held at the open-air stage at the SCZCC premises with the cultural evening comprising of folk dances, a fashion-how and prize distribution for the day’s school competitions, saw dignitaries tuning up with full attendance.

The folk dances from different States were a colourful extravaganza. The dances included the Songi Mukhawate from Maharashtra, Chhau Nritya and an animal mask dance, i.e. two dances from Odisha, Pulli Vaishalu (Tiger Mask) from Andhra Pradesh, Charkula & Mayur from UP and Singhi Cham (Snow Lion) from Sikkim. From Rajasthan there came Bahrupiyas dressed as animals, entertaining the visitors scattered all over the venue.

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The Fashion-Show being put up by the Department of Fashion Design of LAD College, was themed on the wildlife footprint. Harsha Jharia, HOD, Fashion Design, LAD College, also the event director and choreographer, informed that the students taking part were from the PG Dept. of Fashion Design who designed the garments.  The first segment consisted of western casuals to promote wildlife tourism and the second segment being on western formals designed on different themes of wildlife like snakes, leopards, tigers, etc and flora. The students have shown their creativity in the designs, making them feel very inspired while working very hard for the show, Jharia said.

While Faculty Member, Vibha Gotmare, has guided the students in the creation of the costumes, Nidhi Gandhi, Fashion Designer & Stylist guided them with the make-up and styling.

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The prize-distribution for the school competitions of the day were held at the Cultural Evening. The winners of the school competitions in Fancy-dress, Best out of Waste and Flower Arrangement during the day at the SCZCC got awarded with their prizes. The winners of the Quiz Contest held during the day for school students were also awarded at the Cultural Evening.

The Cultural Evening would be repeated on 21st Feb. 2015 with prizes for that day’s school competitions which would be in painting, collage-making and Rangoli.

A Tribal Haat with about 25 stalls would be on for the three days exhibiting tribal products at reasonable prices.

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PICS BY : Atharva Chandorkar