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Spring Spree begins on a colourful note

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International artistes to regale students at the fest on NIT campus

PHOTO: M. MURALI

Joyful moment:NIT in-charge Director K. Srimannarayana and film director Sekhar Kammula at the inaugural of Spring Spree on NIT campus in Warangal on Thursday. –

WARANGAL: Commemorating the 25 years of Spring Spree – the student's festival of National Institute of Technology (NIT), this year the students were conducting on an international-level.

Henceforth, the Spring Spree would be known as international cultural festival, said NIT in-charge Director K. Srimannarayana and student coordinator Davaith Udeshi.

The 25th edition of Spring Spree got underway on a colourful note here this evening and film director Sekhar Kammula graced the occasion exhorting the students to dream and work to realise them.

The festival would be held for three days from March 11 to 13 and over 2,000 students representing 80 prestigious institutes of higher education from different parts of the country are expected to take part.

Student council president K. Prudhviraj Reddy said “In its 25th year, the Spring Spree – The Renaissance edition' will showcase events and workshops both traditionally a part of previous fests and ones that break away from the past, while keeping in mind the theme”.

Highlights

The events include NITMUN, a fashion show, a rock competition, a talent hunt, a Bboying competitions and concerts with Naresh Iyer, Stephen Devassy. Coming for the second pro-show is Noori, the Pakistani rock sensation, performing for the first time on Indian soil bringing a whole new level to the festival.

Hip-hop dance legend Akim Walta better known as Zeb.Roc.Ski will fly down from Germany to conduct a three day workshop to show beginners and the experience alike the nuances of this ever growing form of dance.

Other street artists from Germany – the godfather of Graffiti – Loomit will introduce his art. The fashion show will be judged by Miss Elegance 2009 of Spain – Mahima Sandoval and Hair Das – the renowned Ghanaian acrobat. Another person to watch out for is India's first super hero Shatiman's nemesis who will teach aspiring young actors the subtleties of acting.

World record

And important part of the festival would be – thousands of students who descend on the NIT campus to set a world record. They will take ‘Ek Kadam'- one step each – to make the biggest foot painting ever, and officials from Guinness and Limca would be there watching.

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