Samranjini, the Indian music society of Gargi College has been actively involved in bringing various genres of music together for cultural festivals and on occasions within the college. The society consists of a Teacher Convenor, Student Convenor, Student Co-convenor ,the General Secretary and its members.
Teacher Convenor: Dr. Joya Bhattacharya
Teacher Co- Convenor: Dr. Deepika Chatterjee
Convenor : Anushka Banerjee
Co-convenor : Mahika Pillai
General Secretary : Amrita K
Creative Head : Priya Sharma
Samranjini has always been one of the best societies all across the Delhi University musical circuit and presents its annual production, which is made every year, in different competitions. However, due to the challenges posed by COVID -19, the society could not function in its traditional manner and thus we had to come up with alternatives.
Despite the adversities of the pandemic and everything going digital, the society has been able to maintain its regular functioning. Samranjini's digital presence has been enhanced by the members of the society who've prepared content for our Instagram handle on a regular basis. We've attempted to contribute our little part in giving Indian Classical Music a wider audience through the initiative of the Raga Series. Several of our members have participated and won online competitions held in the session 2020-21. One of our newest members, Riya Sriwastava, a B.Sc Microbiology student, has bagged the first position in solo singing competitions held at Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College, Netaji Subhas University of Technology and was also among the top ten at the solo singing competition held at Shri Ram College of Commerce. Anushka Gupta, a student of B.A. programme, also bagged the second position at the Delhi School of Journalism. Aranaya Mukherjee, a student of B. Com. Honors, bagged the second position in classical solo singing competition held under Reverie’22 at Gargi College. She has also bagged the second prize in the solo patriotic song singing competition Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav- Har Ghar Tiranga’22, which was organized by Samranjini. Other members of the society have also participated in various competitions and received their due credit.
Yet others have collaborated with other artists on online platforms both personally and on behalf of the society. Overall, the year, inspite of all its troubles, has been a great learning experience and opportunity to grow for Samranjini.