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IIT Chennai comes up with largest student festival of South India, Saarang 2014

Chennai: IIT-Madras's cultural festival Saarang has begun here on January 8 and will continue till January 12.Saarang is considered the largest student festival of South India.It is organized every year by IIT Madras.The fest has
India TV News Desk January 09, 2014 16:48 IST
India TV News Desk
Chennai: IIT-Madras's cultural festival Saarang has begun here on January 8 and will continue till January 12.

Saarang is considered the largest student festival of South India.It is organized every year by IIT Madras.

The fest has become an integral part of Chennai's city culture. This is one event the city's youth looks forward to.

The five-day festival will have special shows by violinists Ganesh–Kumaresh, dancer Sonal Mansingh, music composers Salim-Sulaiman and singer Benny Dayal. A rock show will feature the Architects, a metal core band from the UK.

Apart from music and dance events, the cultural fest will have debates, quizzes, elocution competitions, dramatics and mono-acting events. Personalities such as Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Manu Jospeh, Mahesh Dattani and Leela Samson will present lectures and demonstrations.

According to the reports the collection from the tickets will go to charity. Last year the collection swelled up to ‘68 lakh, and this year they expect it to be at least ‘65 lakh.