AstitvA 2018 ~ Celebrating Indian   Heritage !!

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Deccan Education Society’s Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce has always been recognised as one of the most culturally strong colleges of Pune since it’s 75 glorious years. It has always worked towards the promotion of Indian heritage and culture . And continuing with the same spirit , every year the Heritage Collective of BMCC holds an Inter Collegiate event called ASTITVA . This year it was conducted on the 24th of August on a grand level ! More than 1250 college students all over the city participated in this fest enthusiastically.

Ten competitions with their Indian themes were conducted, namely Nrityalankar (dance), Shabdalankar (essay), Vadyalankar (instrumental), Ranganubhav (painting), Rekhatan (sketching), Clickathon (photography), Hastarang (mehendi) and Maha Quiz (quiz) . Along with these, Phalakruti (fruit carving and salad decoration) and Logo Tag were the new additions to this set of competitions. It was accompanied by an eye pleasing Fashion Show presenting the beauty of Indian Ethnic wear .
This talent hunt has been taking place in Pune since the past 9 successful years. Seeing the environmental upheavals , ASTITVA 2018 took a pledge of going Plastic-free. It took sincere efforts towards environment conservation by using environment friendly materials.
The event was graced by Mr. Anand Bhate as its chief guest. Mr. Anand Bhate is a well known Indian classical vocalist and has received awards like National Film Award for Best Male Playback singer and many more. The event was actively sponsored by Malpani’s Bake Lite, Peshwa Restaurant and Fleetguard Filtrum . Many food, games and other stalls were put up by sponsors, NGOs and students .
All in all , it was a great event that promoted Indian heritage and provided a platform to the young generation to showcase their talents.