SIES College of Commerce and Economics successfully managed to stage the 22nd year of FANTASIES in 2021, overcoming all odds to fulfill the motto of getting everyone together. As the coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc around the world, it was seemingly impossible to have on-ground events, but accustoming oneself to the new normal FANTASIES happened digitally. It was just as fun and exciting, to say the least, seeing the enthusiasm and co-operative behaviour of the participants set off to be a motivating factor for not only the organizing committee but also the volunteers.
The theme of 2021, ‘Interlace- Alone but connected’ was very well fitted after the nerve-wracking year of 2020. It helped us understand the importance of time given to one’s self but also the need to stay connected to near and dear ones. FANTASIES 2021 was a way to boost morale and relieve the warmth of being with friends and peers just like us.
FANTASIES took place on 8th and 9th March 2021 hosting various events in the fields of fine arts, performing arts, IT and rhapsody. We made sure to stream all the events on all digital and social media platforms to share the fun with each one from the comfort of their homes. We also had renowned celebrities who helped us in judging various events over these two days.
On the 8th, we had Rapper Maddy, Shez and Deepak Soni judging our rap and beatboxing event and Vaibhav Ghuge and Wild Ripperz crew head Ganesh sir judging our dancing event.
On the 9th, Harish Moyal, Natalie Di Lucio, Rajeev Bhalla, Deepti Sadhwani, Vidit Sharma and Avanie Joshi helped judge our singing event. While we had Chandni Bhagwanani, Navina Bole, Salman Zaidi, Sanjana Sharma and Damini Sahay judging our belly dancing event.
Each and everyone had the utmost fun experiencing the old festival in a totally new way. And like this, a beautiful interaction came to an end.