Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), Bhopal, organised its annual cultural fest,Maffick, from March 18-20. The theme for this year’s fest was ‘Revival of the Lost Arts’. This theme was explored in various competitions held in the city across three days.
The fest was a big draw among students who had come from all over the country to participate, making it one of the biggest college fests of Central India. The interesting line-up of competitions in different categories such as dance, music, lifestyle, sports, dramatics and art kept the students engaged and thoroughly entertained. So while ‘Bodyrock’, ‘Dance Fiesta’, ‘Dance Doubles’ and ‘Band Baja Baaraat’ were for dance enthusiasts, ‘Swarangan’ and ‘Anahad’ were a crooner’s delight. Others who wanted to set the ramp on fire headed for ‘Panache’ and then there were youngsters with oodles of oomph and attitude who made a beeline to be crowned ‘Mr and Miss Maffick’. ‘Maffick Riders’ was the first choice of Daredevils who participated in the competition for that ultimate adrenaline rush. And then there were ‘Maffick Mania’ and ‘Movie Making’ for budding filmmakers to capture the moments of the fest and weave a beautiful story for keepsakes. Those who wanted the crowd to pause for a cause preferred to take it to the streets through ‘Nukkad Natak’, thumping their drums, singing, dancing, acting and leaving the crowd asking for more. ‘Rajneeti’ was a platform for budding youth leaders who got an opportunity to woo their followers.
Maffick also saw many power-packed performances by renowned artistes including EDM Night by Anish Sood and live performances by Gajendra Verma and his band. The ICC World T20 match between India and Pakistan was streamed live to a packed house on the penultimate night of the fest. India’s astounding win over Pakistan gave a reason to students to celebrate and party through the night.
The fest was a big hit among students and the organisers need a pat on their backs for a successful event like Maffick 2016.