The 61st edition of the annual social and cultural fest of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur- Spring Fest 2020 will be held from January 24 to January 26, 2020 at the institute. Witnessing a footfall of over 80,000 participants, it is one of the largest fests in Asia organised entirely by students.
Enthusiastic participants form over 750 colleges of India will come together at Kharagput for the three- day celebrations. With the budding excitement of the participants and the organisers alike, this edition of the Spring Fest promises to be the biggest so far.
For the scheduled Hitch Hike, nationwide prelims were held for five of its flagship events- Nukkad, SF Idol, Shake a Leg, Two for a Tango and Shuffle in October across 11 cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Nagpur and Patna among others.
Eliminations and prelims rounds for Standup Comedy and Poetry Slam were also held in multiple cities like Bhubaneswar, Kolkata and Ranchi. The western rock band competition Wildfire has also witnessed enthusiastic participation at all venues for the nationwide prelims in December.
With a multitude of event encompassing 12 genres and more than 130 events contested among the best in India, the cash price being offered is around a whopping sum of Rs 35 Lakh. Various new events have also been planned to bring out the hidden talent of the students.
Saksham-Transcending the Taboo aimed to tackle transgender issues and also promote mental equality for all was the social initiative last year.
Social conclaves were also organised to address the issues faced by transgender in different parts of the country.
In the past, national and international artists like Shaan, Vishal- Shekhar, KK, Indian Ocean, Dead by April, Monuments and Tesseract have enthralled the audience with their performance.