Gurgaon hosted its first Art and Literary festival, Glitterati, on December 13 – 14, 2013 at Cyber Hub Ã‚Â presented by The Times of India, the festival was an initiative of Real Estate Development Council (REDCO) Haryana. The event included theatre and street play, exhibitions of art, photography and sculptures; live art and art auctions; workshops on personal styling, fine dining at home, art appreciation, cartoon-making and creative writing.
G D Goenka University was the educational partner for the event. As part of the association, the university conducted workshops and street plays on both the days. The School of Fashion and Design directed the Personal Styling workshop which focused on styling tips based on the body type. It was an interactive affair wherein the participants actively took part. “It was an informative session. I was able to identify my body type and now I would style accordingly,” said Sonali, a participant.
The street play performed by students of G D Goenka University’s dramatic club based on Women’s Empowerment and Safety. The student performers enjoyed themselves tremendously and were proud to be performing for a cause.
Muskaan from SOFD said, “It was our first performance in public and we directed it ourselves. The entire experience is really amazing. We plan to do many such more plays in the future.” The play received a great response from the audience and was a success. “The show was remarkable and very impactful. It was very well directed and performed. I am truly inspired,” shared Astha Aggarwal from the audience.
The School of Hospitality conducted a workshop on fine dining experience at home, ‘Entertainment @ Home’. The core idea was to provide the students an avenue, a platform to showcase their skills at a public forum and instill in them the confidence of public speaking skills. The presentation revolved around dining etiquettes, matching of cutlery, crockery & glassware with right course of the menu. Demo session was included to help in better understanding the table layouts and the art of napkin folding. All in all, as it was planned the students got their skills set seasoned for the many future assignments.
Ms. Koshalpreet Kaur, Assistant Professor, SOFD and Faculty Coordinator for the event added, “The event was a success. We are proud of our students for putting in so much effort. We hope to continue being the educational partner for Gliterati in coming years and grow with it.”