Aarohi is the annual cultural festival of VNIT (Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology), Nagpur. Conceptualized way back in 1988, Aarohi has come a long way in all realms both qualitatively and quantitatively and has firmly ensconced itself as the centerpiece of the cultural spectrum of the region.
Aarohi VNIT Nagpur every year presents itself with a theme. The overall extravaganza is celebrated with different themes every year. Since 29 years Aarohi has merged itself into several themes like medieval age, bring out the child in you, fantasy world, rock music, fear and many more. This season Aarohi has come up with the theme “A walk down the memory lane”. Aarohi theme reflects itself in all its activities, events and competitions with prizes worth 1 million rupees.
Aarohi has recently made the registrations open on its website which is also designed to give it a tinge of the nostalgic school days.
Aarohi received a tremendous applause for the online contest “REWIND” which was conducted to bring back the childhood memories in which the contestants were required to post an old pic and recreate the same scene and background.
From retro Bollywood songs to the 90s pop music, from cartoon network to the super Mario video game, from swat cats to dragon tales, from retro bell bottoms to the dungaree dresses – everything takes us back to the old times and complements the Aarohi 2017 theme. Aarohi begins in February with a dance workshop for a week (from 6th to 12th February) , then comes the curtain raiser event “Cultural Night” (19th February). Next comes the Aarohi weekend (24th to 26th February) which includes all the final rounds of the events being held and the most awaited night, Proshow night ready to be mesmerized by a fantastic artist.
Aarohi has been marked by performances the famous bands like Euphoria (Aarohi’16), Raghu Dixit Project (Aarohi’15), Agnee (Aarohi’14), Parikrama (Aarohi’13), Stand-up comedy shows, the sunburn (Aarohi’15) and EDM nights.
- Art Conoscenza is an art competition consisting of doodle making, T-shirt painting, graffiti art, lantern making and street art. All the creative works made by the participants will be displayed on the Aarohi art wall (Theme nostalgia), the complete ambience of the college campus is turned into a beautiful theme.
- The most awaited event “A La Danse”, solo and group dance group competition(Theme-retro) with teams participating from all over Central India boosts the energy level to its highest.
- Personality contest “Cynosure” is for all the people who want to be recognized for doing what they are best at – being themselves!
- A new gala round with the theme – “RETRO MUSIC” has been introduced into “Swarmanzar” – the much awaited singing (solo as well as duet) competition so as to effectively incorporate the theme into the event.
- Aarohi ’17 also gives an opportunity to upcoming actors in the dramatics events- “Halla Bol”, street play dramatics competition and “Abhivyakti”, the stage play dramatics competition.
- “Big Fight” (Junior and Senior Debate),”Rhythm Divine” (Instrumentals) and “Purple Haze” (Rock band competition) receives participation from more than 25 colleges over Central India.
- Aarohi promises lots of fun to its footfall of 25,000 youngsters with a special arena turned into a colourful photo booth with lots of entertaining activities, childhood games like hopscotch, lagori, kite flying, paper plane making and many more at its Informals booth.
- The VNIT Auditorium has a wonderful backdrop made by organizers who are always on toes to enhance the performances and showcase creativity for the participants – enhancing the performances in every event.
- Aarohi has released its T-shirt themed Super Mario – again in accordance with its theme - registrations for which have started at the Aarohi ‘17 reception desk, Students’ Activity Centre (SAC), VNIT.
- Aarohi also conducts many social initiatives such as a cycle rally (Jan’17,Theme -Digitalisation) with a student participation of around 400 - spreading the message of awareness among the crowd.
Last Updated - 19 Jan 2017