LSR salutes the unsung heroes of Indian Independence, with a musical twist


Delhi band Nasya performed at Lady Shri Ram College for Women on September 20.

Patriotism is in the air, especially in the several colleges chosen by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, to celebrate 75 years of Quit India Movement and 70 years of India’s Independence.

Among the Delhi colleges that are part of the initiative is Delhi University’s Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR). And, what a celebration it was on Wednesday, as they organised an event titled, Sankalp Se Siddhi: Yeh India Ka Time Hai.

Loud cheers by the zealous girls marked Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s composition Mere Rashke Qamar, which was among the many songs performed by Delhi-based band Nasya.

The students were thrilled to see Nasya perform live. (Shivam Saxena/HT)

“Our first performance as a band took place at LSR some 7-8 years ago… It was a great experience this time around as well,” said Kunal Wason, lead singer of Nasya. “The energy level of the girls was amazing. I was getting goosebumps on each and every song. The crowd motivated us to deliver our best,” he added.

Themes such as Women & Education, Freedom & Quit India Movement, and Unsung Personalities of Freedom Movement were highlighted through various exhibitions put up by the college’s societies.

Artwork on the theme, Women & Education. (Shivam Saxena/HT)

An artwork that’s a tribute to the unsung heroes of Indian Independence. (Shivam Saxena/ HT Photo )

For instance, HIVE, the fine arts society of LSR, organised a showcase titled, Darohar, on the unsung personalities.

“The struggle of freedom was long, and several freedom fighters participated in the movement. Our history talks only about a few. We tried to bring the limelight on the unsung heroes. The artworks on the pictures range from Madhubani to Warli and more,” said Kanishka Zico, a member of HIVE.

The students also explored the themes through a street play and round-table discussions.




Written by Loknath Das