To celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami, the Rotaract Club of Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra organized the event ‘Gokulashtami’, an extravaganza filled with the colours of enthusiasm, zeal and competence. The historic ritual follows that an earthen pot filled with yoghurt or any other milk-based delicacy is hung from an inconvenient or elusive height. Young men and boys form teams making a human pyramid as an attempt to reach or break the pot. The event reminisces the legend that Lord Krishna used to steal butter and other milk products as a child from houses in Vrindavan with the help of his friends.
The event took place on 24th
As the teams proceeded on their way to complete their tasks, water balloons and colours were thrown at them from every direction by the audience. As the audience hollered and cheered the teams, each team strived to give their best amidst the cutthroat yet healthy competition. The ‘handi’ was filled with coloured water mixed with glitter. The organizers had left no stone unturned to ensure complete safety measures for the proper execution of the event. Finally, after a tremendous performance by all the teams, Team Soul, comprising of all K19 members emerged as the overall winner. A special mention was made for the team ‘Satyug
The event came to an end on a joyous note at 5:00 P.M. with the competitors and the audience moving to the tunes of the live DJ.
Reporter– Apoorva Nanda
Editor– Triparna Roy
Picture Credits- Photographic Society, BIT Mesra