The annual fest of Hindu College, which is one of the most awaited fests of Delhi University was held last from 20th-22nd February, 2014. Over the years, Mecca has created a huge fan following for itself, being regarded as one of the most happening fests of Delhi University and this time also it lived up to the expectations.
Hindu Student Union put up a commendable effort this time right from an excellent publicity campaign to a big Celebrity presence, interesting activities on all days and a mesmerizing performance by Mohit Chauhan, the iconic Bollywood singer.
The fest was inaugurated by S.P.S.Tyagi, Deputy Commissioner of Delhi Police with the theme of the year being ‘Brilliant Bharat”. Day 1 began with a performance by ‘Adrita’-the Indian Dance Society, what followed was the ‘Battle of Bands’ and Graffiti Competition. Then came the final performance of the day, the Rocking Musical Night. The event was opened by Jasleen Royal, a former Hindu-ite and an aspiring Bollywood singer, followed by singing star Papon, who immediately struck a chord with a whole lot of enthusiastic students.
The success of Day 1 was very much visible by the energy on Day 2 with the organisers doing everything to make it an event worth remembering. Various events such as Western dance Competition, Hindi Debate, Classical dance Competition were held with the spotlight being taken by Panache-the fashion show drawing a sizeable crowd and Yes! mostly the boys!! The evening was reserved for DJ Nuclea who made everybody feet move to his brilliant combination of remix and fusion.
The final day of Mecca was one of the most awaited days of the fest season. A big line outside the college from as early as 11 am foretold the expectations of a great day ahead. Entire college campus was packed with food stalls-serving everything from mouth-watering chaat to traditional Rajasthani food. While the stage was being set for the gala show in the evening, a concert against racism was held in college auditorium, chief guest being the King of Tripura. It was followed by a ‘Nukkad-Natak’ competition and ‘Mecca Idol’, showcasing a wide range of talent among the participants. The wait for the final show seemed to be agonising as a huge and almost unmanageable crowd turned up for the event which resulted in a bit of a chaos right before the concert.
Mecca organisers say more than 15,000 students marked their presence on Day 3 and this also heightened up the spirits of Mohit Chauhan who totally set the stage on fire, making everyone sway and dance to his amazing tunes. Although some students climbed up the trees and then the stage which interrupted the event, yet everyone seemed to be enjoying with ‘Sadda Haqq’ from the movie Rockstar, bringing the day and the event to an end.
“I can’t wait for Mecca this year. It was just rocking the last time and I hope to have a gala time this year too” said Shashwat, a second year student from Hansraj College. Tejasv Nagnyal, an organising member of this year’s Mecca says, “We are definitely planning a grand event this time as well and I request everyone to mark their dates as the Hajj to Hindu has begun!”