|Attendance||10,000 footfalls, 40 colleges (approx.)|
|Patron(s)||Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad|
Culrav (Hindi: कलरव) is the cultural festival of Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad (MNNIT or simply NIT Allahabad). It is a 3 days long annual festival celebrated at national level in springs (in Feb or march). Culrav gives a platform to the students of MNNIT and those all over India to participate in events which are diverse and exciting. It is one of the biggest inter college cultural festival of North India. Hemendu Sinha (1989 Batch) coined this name in 1987 and since then it has been continuing. Previous performers in Culrav include Shruti Pathak, Bandish band and Euphoria.
Culrav being diverse in nature comprises many events:
It is a photography competition. Both theme-based and non-theme-based photographic events are included.
This is the competition of art lovers. There are many sub-competitions under this heading.
This competition comprises various categories of folk dances including Bhangra, Rajasthani, Garba, Bengali and many more. It is the best event for viewers to see the cultures from all around India on just one floor.
Drama lovers compete dramatically under this category. It is the heart of Culrav and has various sub-categories like:
- Nukard (Street Play)
- Nautanki (10-15 mins short play)
- Pratibimb (stage plays of duration more than 30 mins)
- Khichadi (on the spot play making)
It is an English literary competition.
This includes Western dance competition and street dance.
This is a musical event with two subcategories: namely Eastern and Western.
This competition is to judge how good you are in speaking, writing, and understanding the national language, Hindi. There are also may sub-events under this category:
- Sansani (A team event)
- Chakraviuh (Judge your GK on Hindi)
- Vaad-Vivaad (Debate competition)
- Poem writing & prose writing
- Prem patra likhan (Love story writing)
Students who are fashion-awakened come onto the floor of Culrav to show their imagination in the language of fancy clothes and lot of style.
The festival is organized by the students, under the guidance of SAC president. A core team is formed consisting of final year students. The core team comprises
- 3 GS(general sectretaries)
- 3 OS(organizing sectretaries)
- Marketing coordinators.
- Hospitality coordinator
Then a team is formed consisting of head of each events and competitions finance, marketing and public relations. Each category of competition is managed by coordinators with help of secretaries and volunteers.
Past sponsors of Culrav include:
Few memories of culrav are:
- Culrav 10 Love & War
- Culrav In Times of India
- Culrav @ FadooEngineer.com
- Culrav @ Campusrockz
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