The festival was a grand success and saw the participation of hundreds of students from different colleges across Mumbai.
As a precursor to the festivals, a “Cyclothon :- Pedal for a cause, Pedal for Thalassemia” was organized on 19th of February, 2023.
The second day of the festival witnessed hundreds of students from over 20 contingents and
individual participants who took part in performing arts, literary and media events ranging from AD Mad, on-the-spot poster making, Beyond the Voice, Rap Battle, Debate, Heatless Cooking and much more. One of the key highlights was the Changemakers Session conducted by Mr. Laxman Gole, a man who was once in prison but later changed his life with the power of one book “My Experiments with Truth!” His words and experience were not less than a blessing to the students. The session was an eye-opener for the students and inspired them to be the change they want to see in the world.
The Digital Visualisation session and event was conducted by Pritam Chakraborty. The winner of this event was awarded a tablet. The event provided an opportunity for students to showcase their creativity and digital skills.
The third day of the fest started with the screening of the International Film Festival Cinevoyage received around 1500 submissions from 120 countries across the globe, breaking its previous record of 1400 submissions. The festival showcased a diverse range of films from different countries, including France, Germany, and the United States. The films were selected based on their artistic merit, social relevance, and cinematic excellence complying with the theme of “Breaking Stereotypes.”
The festival provided an opportunity for students to learn about different cultures and to
appreciate the art of filmmaking. The screening of the films was followed by
discussions and Q&A sessions with the Jury which included eminent filmmakers like Mr. Parth Vyas, Mr. Abhay Pandit and Mr. Rajeev Jhaveri .
DGMC’s flagship event “The Youth Parliament” proved to be a one-of-a-kind event which had the presence of renowned speaker Mrs. Priti Gandhi, the National In-charge for social media, BJP mahila morcha. The teams participating in the event displayed great perspectives on the Prakriti-Rakshak Act, 2023, which highlighted the role of humans as protectors of the natural environment. The debate on the bill was intense, with participants from different teams presenting their arguments. Mrs. Priti Gandhi stated that the youth play a crucial role in shaping the future of the country and encouraged students to participate in such events to learn and contribute to the development of the nation. She praised the college for providing a platform for the youth to express themselves.
A session on “writing for series and OTT ” was conducted by Mr. Parth Vyas on 28th of February, 2023 at the Madhoprasad Saraf Seminar Hall of DGMC which saw aspiring writers, directors and filmmakers participating in insightful discussion. This was followed by the prize distribution ceremony wherein the winners of various events were felicitated.