The most awaited cultural event of TAPMI, WAVES – 2012 started off with a bang on the 9th of January with the intra TAPMI dance competition – ‘Naach’ and ended on 10th January with ‘Goonj’ – the inter section music competition. Goonj was nothing short of an extravagant musical night with performances showcasing hidden talent amongst the students.
The restriction on the number of participants from the music committee ensured maximum participation from all the students. The zeal with which all the students practised and performed was evident from the wonderful performances on the D-day. The seven sections of PGP-1 and PGP-2 displayed some great talent. It was a nice opportunity for the students to unwind from the rigour and take a back seat and relax a little. The songs varied depending on the themes chosen by the different teams. The variations could be seen from the seventies to the current fads and across various languages. The crowd encouraged all the performers with their cheering throughout the evening and didn’t seem to get enough of the performances.
The esteemed judges Ms. Uma Udaya Shankar, the founder of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Bharati Institute and Dr. Neetha Inamdar, Head of Department of European Studies, who are eminent musicians of the industry, found the energy of the atmosphere very infectious and they were found to be enjoying themselves thoroughly. There was also Dr. Balaji, an alumnus of MIT and a guest faculty of TAPMI who was invited as a special guest to the event. He surprised everyone with a great performance of an old song and all the students and faculty swayed to his slow and melodious song. The orchestra team of Bhakta and Bhakta made sure that all the performances went by perfectly. Since the judges had to leave after just 2 rounds due to other obligations, Prof. Sankalpa and Dr. Balaji took over as judges for the remaining performances. Towards the end, Prof. Sankalpa Bhattacharjee left the audience electrified, with his tabla performance.
Finally the winners – Korezz of PGP-2 collected their award from Prof. Chowdari Prasad who sang a couple of lines and showed his interest in singing. The winners of the event WAVES – both Goonj and Naach, the Angry Monks of PGP-1, were ecstatic. The result was taken in good strides by all the other students as they cheered the winners and this concluded the 2-day festival of TAPMI. It was indeed a refreshing and enjoyable show.