IIT Kharagpur announces dates for Spring Fest

Spring fest, annual social and cultural festival of Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, is back for its 61st edition. The three-day long event will commence from January 24, 2020 and will go on until January 26.

With a footfall of more than 80000, Spring Fest is one of the largest of its kind in Asia to be organised entirely by students. Enthusiastic participants from almost 750 major colleges of India throng to Kharagpur to this fun and frolic event.

This year, Spring fest has scheduled Hitch Hike, Nationwide prelims for five of its flagship events Nukkad, SF Idol, Shake a Leg, Two for a Tango and Shuffle in October.

Witnessing enthusiastic participation across all venues this year, the excitement for the upcoming Nationwide prelims of Wildfire, the western rock-band competition in December has gone through the roof.

Eliminations, prelims round for Stand Up Comedy and Poetry Slam resulted in great outreach of the fest to multiple cities. With the budding enthusiasm of the participants and the organising team, and the palpable excitement in the air, this edition of Spring fest promises to be the biggest so far.

The festival conducts a multitude of events encompassing 12 genres and more than 130 events contested among the best in India with a total cash prize worth around INR 35 lakhs at stake. As always, boatload of new events are there to tickle one's senses and bring out the hidden talent.

These events aim to provide a battlefield for the best of the best and also to have the participants experience the time of their lives.

Their last year's social initiative – 'Saksham: Transcending the Taboo' ​aimed to tackle trans-gender issues head-on and promote mental equality to all.

Social Conclaves were also organised in more than five cities to address the issues faced by the third gender in different parts of the country.

Star-nights have always been an integral part of the Spring Fest charm. Artists like Shaan, Vishal-Shekhar, Farhan Akhtar, Amit Trivedi, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Salim-Sulaiman, KK, Prateek Kuhad, The Raghu Dixit Project, Agnee, Indian Ocean, Swarathma, Parikrama, Euphoria, Pentagram, The Local Train, and many more monumental performances have happened at Spring Fest in the past years.

International bands like Dead by April, Monuments, Tesseract have rocked the audience at Spring fest.

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