India is a land of great diversity. The people of different religions, diverse cultures and distinct languages co-exist in harmony. With a view to showcasing the diversity of cultures, Celebrating India held an Inter-collegiate folk dance competition on Republic Day – January 26, 2013 at the Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi, Mumbai.
Teams from seven colleges in and around Mumbai participated. The spectacular show saw folk dances from Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Chattisgarh, Bihar, Manipur and Maharashtra. The two hours programme was judged by a panel of 4 eminent judges who had a tough time choosing the winners.
The colours, rhythm, the musical instruments, the intricate steps and formations and the high energy of the participants ensured it was a well-fought competition.
Winner : St. Gonsalo Garcia College, Vasai
1stRunner Up : Viva College of Commerce, Arts & Science, Virar
Dr. Pillai was the chief guest at the function. Speaking at the occasion, Dr. Pillai said he has seen many performances abroad but nothing as spectacular as what he has just witnessed. He lauded the efforts of the sponsors – Ultra Consumer Products and Mr. Nikhil Agarwal, the CEO of the company.
Celebrate India has been promoted by Ultracel Consumer Products since its inception in 2010. The event is held on January 26 and August 15 every year, and this was the sixth edition.