IIT-K fest to showcase leadership

As many as 1500 students from 120 colleges expected to come for four-day ‘Antaragni’

‘Antaragni,’ a four-day annual cultural festival of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K), begins on Thursday. Over the years, it has not only evolved into one of the biggest cultural extravaganzas of north India but is also the most eagerly awaited event of the year.

It started off as an inter-collegiate cultural festival (IIT-K was set up in 1959 in collaboration with the government of the United States), named “Cultfest,” in 1966. In 1993, it was named “Antaragni” (“the fire within”).

Among the important events to be showcased in the 48th edition of the festival is an “Antaragni Leadership Initiative.” Participants will come from Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai and Kolkata for the event, which aims at sensitising the current generation to this burning issue.

A panel discussion on “India Inspired” titled, “66 years of Independence: Time for a Reality Check” will also be held. The panellists are the former Chief Election Commissioner, S.Y. Quraishi; All India Democratic Women’s Association vice-president and Rajya Sabha MP Brinda Karat; the former BBC bureau chief of India, Mark Tully; and CNBC Awaaz Editor-in-Chief Sanjay Phugalia.

A ‘Kavi Sammelan’ and a rock festival, “Synchronicity,” are the other attractions. Preliminaries for the rock festival were held in Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata. The finale involving four bands would be judged by members of international groups, an IIT-K release said.

“Antaragni” will also host a European Film Festival in which 12 movies from 12 countries will be screened.

About 1500 students from 120 colleges from all over India are expected to participate in the extravaganza. “Indian Ocean,” a pioneer in fusion rock, and “Bonny Men,” a folk band from Ireland, will perform on the opening night.


  • It aims to sensitise the present generation to leadership initiative
  • It will host a European Film Festival of

    12 movies from 12 countries




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