• 4-Day fiesta at VIT Vellore - RIVIERA 2012 is here

    Riviera is the annual cultural and sports festival of Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT). It’s a four day fiesta filled with exciting events and entertaining shows. More than 10,000 students from various colleges across the country turn up for Riviera.

    Started in the year 2002, although Riviera is a young festival,it has the immensity of older festivals around the world.The diversity of the events, the star studded shows,the interesting workshops and the whole multicultural spirit is absolutely spectacular. The word ‘Riviera’ originated from French and Italian languages and it symbolises festivities and enjoyment. The festival’s name is true to it’s meaning, as it’s the most colourful and joyous time in VIT, an amazing and well deserved break for the diligent students of the college.

    In addition to having its name included in the Guinness Book of World Records 2011 for ‘maximum people arm wrestling at the same time’, Riviera also had the honor of becoming the first University fest in India to be ISO 9001:2008 certified, which is a guarantee for better and bigger experiences with every passing year.

    Riviera has perky themes every year, and this year it’s ‘Graffiti’. This kaleidoscopic theme is all about being creative, enthusiastic and expressing yourself. Students in VIT believe that happiness is something that everyone should be a part of, even the lesser fortunate ones.So this time Riviera has a drama event which includes children from local orphanages. Its an event to raise the children’s spirits and to have a great time with them.

    The past years in Riviera have seen esteemed performers like Daler Mehendi, Vishal and Shekhar,Sunidhi Chauhan, Sonu Nigam, Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan, Anushka Manchandan. Popular South Indian singers Priya Hemesh, Vijay Prakash, Anuradha Sriram and Srinivas. Rock bands such as Mother Jane and Israeli band Orphaned Land have been associated with Riviera. With these and more, one can be assured of having four full days packed with mind blowing fun and experiences of a lifetime!

    The Riviera team consists of the student organizers, coordinators and volunteers who with the cooperation of the faculty, strive to put up an excellent and successful show.

    - Riviera 2012 Editorial Team

    To know more click here: VIT Riviera 2012 Cult & Sports Fest