Now that DU’s fest season has begun, how can fresh and creative reels fall behind? Students from different colleges are taking to the campus streets and capturing everyone’s attention by featuring rickshaws and autowale chaityas to create the most visually appealing and trending reels possible.
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DELHI UNIVERSITY STUDENTS MADE AUTO DRIVERS FAMOUS WITH THEIR FEST REELS
Students at the Institute of Home Economics (IHE) are ecstatic about the surge in likes and views on their Instagram account, and they attribute this achievement to the footage ft an auto driver. As soon as we released this clip, almost every member of our college shared it in their stories since it resonated with them. Alina Khan, a final-year BA (Hons) Journalism student and president of the college’s PR team, says, “Normally we’d get posters printed and invest hours in pasting or circulating them to ensure good participation in the fest. Our profile’s monthly reach has increased from 20,000 accounts to around 500k since the release of this reel.” But this reel isn’t simply a poster, either.
IMPORTANCE OF RIKSHAW DRIVERS IN STUDENT’S LIFE
Since auto and rikshaw pullers have long been an essential aspect of campus life, many students believed it was time to give them a sense of inclusion in their social lives as well. These are the people we take the metro station to the college and return with every day, even though some may think of them as the important characters in our lives. Shanti Sehgal, a final-year BA (Hons) English student and vice president of the Gargi College student council, says, “Our comfort level with them is also very high. Just by seeing me, some of them recognize that I’m a student of Gargi College and not KNC (Kamala Nehru College) even though both the colleges are right beside each other.”
FEST REELS FOR PROMOTION
Simple is the formula for success: go viral or go home! To spread the word about their forthcoming inter-college quiz, the students of Moti Lal Nehru College’s civil services society decided to join this trend. “We would like to inform all candidates for civil service about our upcoming event. The quiz is pretty intriguing and is focused on the preparation that is essential for the preliminary, main, and interview rounds. However, we didn’t want to come out as preachy or dull. Digvijay Sulekh, a second-year BA (Hons) Economics student, says, “After all, the UPSC students also know how to have fun. We were so grateful to the bhaiyya who agreed to shoot with us that we offered him some chocolates and ₹50 as a mark of our appreciation”.