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Alma Fiesta

Alma Fiesta
Type Student Run, Non-Profit Organization
Genre Cultural
Founded 2009
Place Bhubaneswar, India
Institute Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar
Major events Euphony, Perspective, Face Off, Topsy Turvy, Alma Fiesta Youth Quiz, Blind Strokes etc.
Slogan Redefining Festivity
Website [www.almafiesta.com]

Alma Fiesta is the Annual Socio-Cultural Fest of Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar. It is a three-day-long event usually held during the second week of January every year. The first edition of Alma Fiesta took place in 2010. It was inaugurated by Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Orissa.[1][2][3]

Introduction

Alma Fiesta, the socio-cultural festival of IIT Bhubaneswar is conducted solely by the efforts of the students of IIT Bhubaneswar. All the activities of the fest such as Marketing, Publicity, Events management, Design and Decoration, is managed by the students.

Events

Star Nites

Alma Fiesta organizes three mega starnites, one on each of the three evenings of the fest. The three shows include :

  • Leela

Leela is the Indian Classical Music/Dance show.

  • Head Bang

Headbang is the heavy-metal starnite.

  • Lamhe

Lamhe is the Bollywood musical night of Alma. Alma Fiesta 2011 has played host to Krishna Beura and the next edition witnessed a performance by Bandish. Last year saw a performance by Nikhil D'souza, a Bollywood playback singer.[4] Hindi poet Kumar Vishwas.[5]

Competitive Events

At Alma Fiesta, competitions cover art, music, dance, and drama. Euphony, the band competition witnesses bands from all over the country.

Literary Events

  • Perspective - The social case study competition. Presented in association with the SNSMT. The winner is awarded SNSMT-IIT BBSR Social Change Maker Award.[6] The award was won by Ipsit Bibhudarshi and Barsha Behera of IGIT Sarang for the year 2012.[7][8][9]
  • Litspree - Anagrams, charades, extempore, spelling bee and crosswords
  • Gone in Sixty Seconds - The Alma Fiesta version of the single minute extempore

Fine Arts events

Other events

  • Alma Fiesta Youth Quiz - A general quizzing event
  • Run against the AIDS - A youth marathon to spread awareness against AIDS

Model United Nations(MUN)

Model United Nations involves researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities.Participants in Model UN conferences, known as delegates, are placed in committees and assigned countries, or occasionally other organizations or political figures, where they represent members of that body.

References

  1. ^ "Naveen Patnaik inaugurates Alma Fiesta cultural fest of IIT Bhubaneswar". naveenpatnaik.com, official site of naveenpatnaik.
  2. ^ Abraham, Priya (January 15, 2011). "Alma Fiesta kicks off in capital". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India.
  3. ^ "IIT Bhubaneswar plans biggest cultural fest". The Hindu. Chennai, India. Mar 22, 2010.
  4. ^ "Bands can't beat Bollywood". The Times of India. 15 January 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  5. ^ "IIT Bhubaneswar plans biggest cultural fest". The Hindu. Chennai, India. March 22, 2010. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  6. ^ "IGIT emerges SNSMT-IIT Social Change Maker". The Pioneer. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  7. ^ [www.newsweb.co.in]
  8. ^ [orissadiary.com]
  9. ^ [orissadiary.com]
  10. ^ [www.telegraphindia.com]

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