Daawat-e-bimtech – Tthe Chaat Festival
The food conduit organized its most flavorful event “DAAWAT-E-BIMTECH”, on 26th July 2017 in the Campus mess, on the auspicious occasion of Teej festival. Yet another event where entire BIMTECH family gathered to pamper their taste buds with the India’s most famous street delicacies like gol-gappas, aaloo tikki, raj kachori, malaai chaap, and lots more.
The preparations of the event started with a bang. Initially the event hoarding was put up in the activity plaza in the campus to generate curiosity amongst the students. Further an invitation for the chaat festival was rolled out through an email to all the students from both junior and senior batches. The event was endorsed on Facebook page of the food conduit as well as posters were put up at prime locations in the campus.
Teej is celebrated in India especially by women marking the beginning of monsoons and is popularly known as Sawan Festival. Teej celebrates the arrival of monsoon following the hot months of summer and is marked by colorful celebrations, especially by the womenfolk, who enjoy swing rides, song and dance. Swings are hung from trees or placed in the courtyard of homes and decked with flowers. Young girls and married women apply mehendi or henna tattoos to celebrate this special occasion.
A similar scenario was sighted at our campus too. For the occasion, a henna artist was invited a day before the event for the womenfolk which was a massive hit. Also, all the swings around the campus were decorated with flower strings. All the students were asked to wear their best ethnic outfits for the celebration.
On the day of the event, the campus mess was exquisitely decorated by the food conduit team and the food stalls were put up all around. The event started at 7pm. The students came all decked up with bright outfits for the occasion. Not only had they enjoyed mouthwatering street food but also danced their hearts out to the Bollywood beats. The best dressed were awarded with goody bags. The dinner was as special as the occasion which included dishes like biryani, malaai chaap, channa masala and assorted breads. Gulab jamun and kulfi falooda were simply the cherry on the cake.
Undoubtedly, it was an amazing event hosted by the food conduit which not only cherished our culture but also helped bringing all of us together and make unbreakable bonds.