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NIT Trichy cultural festival concludes with a blast

Festember '18, the annual cultural festival of NIT, Trichy, concluded on Sunday with Popular Nite concert.
A press note said the proshow was performed by the famed singer, Sunidhi Chauhan, at 10 pm and saw a population of thousands who filled up the hall with their whoops and cheers.
A multitude of songs in Tamil and Hindi were sung which threw the energetic crowd into a frenzy. With snazzy beats and foot-thumping songs the proshow ended by 11.30 pm.
Rock Nite, the second proShow of Festember '18, was conducted on day one, 14 September at 9 pm in the Golden Jubilee Convention Hall (GJCH). It was sponsored by Fastrack and Artist Partner ‘The Broken Roads Group’.
The night was brimming with life, enthusiasm and energy with the cracking performances of two bands performing. The experimental / nu-metal band Switcheroo was the first to perform. SKRAT, a Chennai-based rock band performed next. Their act was electrifying and had the audience on their feet and having an amazing time.
The EDM Nite took place at the Golden Jubilee Convention Hall on day two of Festember '18.
The event was sponsored by HBO, NIE, AGS Cinemas, Pringles, Fast Track, Integrity-IDM, Flying Machine, boAt and Himalaya.
It was opened by Ravator Music, a DJ - producer from New Delhi. He made sure that the audience's energy levels stayed high and laid the perfect platform for the night's headliner, Sabrina Terence who is a German DJ-producer. The pair finished the performance by playing Vande Mataram, which was a sweet finishing touch to the exhilarating event.
Vox Populi was a new series of guest lectures by Festember that sought to bring the inspiring stories of lesser known people that have left their mark in the world around them. The first speaker in this series was Sneha Mohandas.
She's the mastermind behind the 'Food Bank' initiative that aims to eradicate hunger in India. The event was conducted in the Senate Room, like an interactive session between the speaker and the audience. Then a diverse set of teams came together to enthrall the audience with their performances at the Indie Stage from 5 to 6 pm, in the Lecture Hall Complex.
The last guest lecture of Festember’s Carpe Diem series on day three featured the renowned actress and playback singer, Nithya Menen.
The guest lecture took place in the Barn Hall at 4.30 pm. She described a film shooting as 90 per cent hard work and only 10 per cent glamour. She was presented with a Festember memento by the director Dr Mini Shaji Thomas.
The Hindi Lits events wrapped up with the finals of Halka Fulka and Extempore happening at Orion G5 from 4 to 6 pm.
Under Tamil Lits, Kalakkal Kalatta ended with a flourish at the Barn Hall from 5.30 to 7.30 pm.
The English Lits came to an end with the finals of Extempore happening from 4.30 to 6.30 pm at A2. The Salsa Workshop’s finals session ended at the Badminton court from 3 to 5 pm.
The valediction ceremony for Festember’18 took place at the Barn Hall. The event began with a prayer song followed by the welcome address by Dr C Sathiya Narayanan, the staff advisor. The cultural report was given by the cultural secretary of Festember’18, Akshay Ravi and the Marketing report was delivered by Gautham, the head of marketing for Festember’18.
The media report was given by Rohit PK, the head of Media Relations. Dr Samson Mathew, dean - students welfare addressed the gathering which was followed by the presidential address by the director, Dr Mini Shaji Thomas. The valedictory address was delivered by the chief guest, Sakthisree Gopalan.

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