Connaissance 7.0, the literary fest of ILNU conducted from 19th – 21st August, 2016. The fest was a mixture of colors, talents, emotions and memories. Around 200 participants from across the country participated in various events. Meraki – a breathtaking art and photo exhibition in collaboration with Marvel Art Studio was organized. The first round of National Parliamentary Debate (NPD) witnessed ice breaker debates, where participants got to interact with each other.
On the second day, the Youth Parliament sessions began along with the students attending the workshop by Terribly Tiny Tales. Two quizzes BIZAKAZE (business quiz) and ARMAGEDDON (general quiz) were also organized which added to the jubilation. On the last day quarter final and semi finals of NPD were a delight for spectators because of the quality debates. The YP sessions were involved in drafting of bills in either houses.
The valedictory ceremony was graced and elevated by the presence of the legendary luminary- Mr. Piyush Mishra. Piyush who took the students towards a happy and entertaining of the fest with moments and memories to cherish forever. His soothing “Shayari” and songs lightened the air. The winners of the respective competitions were then felicitated. ‘Siliguri Superstars’, a cross team between students of Hindu College, Ramjas College and Sri Venkateswara College, won the NPD, and St. Stephen’s stood as runners up. Best adjudicator was bagged by Ujjwal Mohan from GNLU, and Hussain Patel from SLS stood as runners up. The winners for quiz were- ‘Mind Place’ for BIZAKAZE and ‘Strategeos’ for ARMAGEDON. In Lok Sabha Best Parliamentarian was bagged by Vedansh Sharma, High Commendation by Abhishek Tripathy, Anand Sharma, Special Mention won by Manish Soni and Rising Parliamentarian by Atul Jha and Rohil Bansal. Similarly in Rajya Sabha, Best Parliamentarian was Parth Parteek and High Commendation won by Nachiket Vaidya. Overall, the fest was a one of its kind and learners’ delight.