|| Gandharva an intercollegiate cultural festival provides a platform for participants to explore and portray their talents.
Gandharva has been growing in reach and popularity. The theme ‘Festivals of India’ of 4th year got grand success. In 4th year, 58 colleges participated in as many as 24 events including two teacher’s event. Before Gandharva, ‘Treasure Hunt’ was organized for alumni in which past students enthusiastically participated. Three celebrities graced the Gandharva mahotsav and interacted with students- Mr. Avdhoot Gupte, a well known singer, music composer and music director, Mr. Mangesh Borgaonkar, an upcoming young, hardworking singer and Mr. Uday Sabnis, famous theatre and film personality.
The theme of Gandharva 2012 i.e., the fifth year was ‘Village- Going Back to Roots’ to re-live the nostalgic by going back in times and experience the rural India. The festival featured several competitions for student fraternity, alumni, teachers and non-teaching staff, the theme was very well depicted by all the participants through their performances. The performances of 3-day Gandharva ’12 mahotsav involved over 150 students, teachers and supporting staff. However in its 5th year, Gandharva ’12 surpassed all previous records by a big margin. 106 colleges from Vasai to Ratnagiri participated in this festival in 35 events. This year for the first time in thane, one act play competition was conducted on a large scale at Gadkari Rangayatan with cash prizes worth ` 30000. The competition was judges by eminent theatre personalities like Mr. Bharat Tandel, Mr. Dnyaneshwar Margas, Mr. Anil Gawas with prominent celebrities like Mr.Santosh Juvekar,Mr.Sushant Shelar, Mr. Prasad Jawade and Mr. Chaitanya Chandratre. Cash prize of Rs.2012 and champions rolling trophy to overall winner of Gandharva ’12 was awarded to Sydenham College and cah prize of Rs.500 was given to best CL.
The journey of 5 years was not possible without the support of our Principal Dr. (Mrs.) Shakuntala A. Singh, Vice Principal Prof. Subhash Shinde and Vice-Principal, Junior college Mrs. Gauri Tirmare and entire team of 150 volunteers, teachers and supporting staff. Special thanks to all our sponsorers who supported us and Vice-Principal and Gandharva Chairperson Prof. (Mrs.) Monika Deshpande for her continuous support and encouragement.Special thanks to the Gandharva Heads Harshad Chitre,Ashwin Dhakras,Mansi Jawale and Akshay Hegde for leading the team of Gandharva.