The cultures and traditional practices of the people of different countries unfolded themselves through the musical dance performances by the artists from those countries in the event styled, `Infusion’ during the third day of Riviera’2019, the annual International Sports and Cultural Carnival hosted at the Vellore Institute of Technology at the sprawling sports ground of the VIT Vellore on Saturday. More than 120 artists from different countries danced and sang to the tunes played by instrumental musicians at the colorful event.
Artistes from Nepal, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Maldives, Kenya, Mozambique, and Ethiopia enthralled the students through their traditional and popular dances. Artistes from China, Cambodia, Italy, France, Rumania, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Oman entertained the students through a combination of instrumental music, songs, and dances. Artistes from Portugal, Brazil, and Palestine recited poems and spoke highlighting various social messages.
Indian artists, including those from Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, and Punjab gave musical, vocal and dance performances depicting the diverse cultures of the people speaking different languages, especially their lifestyle and worship modes.
Nehal Chudasama, Indian model and Miss Universe India was the judge who selected the best performances. Dr. Sekar Viswanathan, Vice-President of VIT inaugurated `Infusion’ and Dr. Sandhya Pentareddy, Executive Director and Dr. S. Narayanan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of VIT participated in the inaugural function.
Telugu comedians Auto Ram Prasad and Getup Srinu regaled the students with their stand-up comedy at `Sahiti’, a medley of cultural, art and literary events in Telugu. Telugu actor Manju Manohar also participated in the event. Telugu playback singer and music director Devi Sri Prasad gave a scintillating performance of Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi film songs in the evening.