Pearl. The name spells fun, activity, adventure and so much more! Pearl is the annual cultural festival of BITS Pilani – Hyderabad Campus. Started off in 2010 as a city-wide cultural festival, it was a huge hit amongst the college students in Hyderabad. In 2011, we decided to go national, and how! Not only did we take the entire nation by storm, it was for the first time that the Swedish melodic death metal band, Dark Tranquility, performed live in India. The concert saw fans from all across the nation, who had traveled to Hyderabad for this very purpose! The international act aside, the festival, apart from a set of amazing events, also included performances by the Pakistani band Strings, and a classical night by Anil Srinivasan, Sikkil Gurucharan and A.R.Rahman’s flutist, Navin Iyer.Pearl 2012, which is going to take place from February 16th to 19th, promises to be bigger and better than its previous editions. From the theme, World 1-2, which is essentially 8 bit and 16 bit games, to amazing events that span every cultural genre, we promise you 72 hours of non-stop fun and activity. Once again, for the first time in India, thanks to Unseen Underground, Thurisaz, a Belgian metal band is all set to enthrall Hyderabad during Pearl as part of the international act! For the Bollywood night, we have Benny Dayal and troupe performing. The prelims of our semi-pro band competition, Til’ Deaf Do We Part, which will be held in various cities across the country, will start soon. For the first time, by adding a new dimension to Pearl, we are introducing technical events for the engineer and the scientist in all of us!
So book your tickets now and block your calendars because you sure do know where to be headed in mid-February!
visit http://bits-pearl.org for details of events and registration…!:)
Article Written by Sukanya Venkatraman 🙂