Anwesha, the annual
techno-cultural festival of the Indian Institute of Technology, Patna (IITP) is
scheduled from 22 to 24 January, 2016. Started in 2010 as an intra-college fest by the student fraternity of
IIT Patna, the fest has exponentially grown, witnessing participation from all
over the country.
The seventh edition
of Anwesha, holds a pivotal importance in the history of this fest as this is
the first time, the fest is going to be organised from IIT Patna’s newly built
500 acre permanent campus in Bihta, Patna. Elaborate arrangements are being
made to cater to the crowd and as well as many dignitaries and celebrities. One
of the prime attractions is the rock performance on the closing night where,
Euphoria will be performing. Auditions were also conducted across the
cities of Kolkata, Lucknow and Indore to seek out the hidden talent.
The synergy of an
enthusiastic team and sprawling
infrastructure, has put together a bouquet of 75+ events and competitions
ingeniously covering the spheres of cultural, literary, technical and
The cultural delight of the fest brings in a host of events like Heel
turn (Dance competition), Maidan-e-Jung (Dramatics), Syngphony (Singing
competition), Mr & Miss Anwesha. For the lovers of pen and parchment, the
fest brings in events like Darpan (fine arts wall painting competition),
Assistente Literaria: the great Indian Literary Wizard, Pic say (story and blog
writing) and a range of quizzes and debates.
The technical and management committees hold many competitions like
aqua soccer, static rush bridge building, Vendre (ad-making competition),
Stockmart and many other events that test the technical and management
expertise of the participants. For those who are unable to come to the fest,
there is also a segment of online events like photography competition (clixx
and forced perspective photography), telegraphy (short story writing) and many
Apart from these events, Pro- nites are also a special attraction for
the visitors. Popular Rock bands like Sifar, Faridkot, The Local Train, Lagori,
etc. have enthralled audiences with their live performances in previous fest
The previous editions of Anwesha have also seen the performances of
artists like Ghazal Singer Shri. Nishant Akshar, Bharatanatyam Maestro Smt.
Priya Venkataraman, Hindi poet Shri. Kumar Vishwas and stand-up comedian Shri.
It is and has been, as the name suggests, a quest for grandeur,
opulence, creativity and perfection. Distinguished luminaries such as the Chief
Minister of Bihar, Shri Nitish Kumar, Former Chairman of the ISRO, Padma
Vibhushan G. Madhavan Nair, Veteran actor and Politician Shri Shatrughan Sinha
have been a part of Anwesha in the past.
The vibe that transcends from the heart of an artist to the circuits of
a bot, from the charged debates to the serene performances is simply amazing.
The fest is certainly an expression of the talent fuelled by the passion and
commitment of students. At IITP, Anwesha is a bubble of fun, frolic and
expression that urges you to live your life, live every moment.
Come be a part of it, live your life, live it with #Anwesha,