The Elocution Society of Lady Shri Ram College for Women acknowledges and appreciates the power of the Spoken Word as a means to touch a chord in people’s lives, and in the greater scheme of things, try to make a positive impact in their lives as well.Through accents, sounds, languages, music, mime and mimicry, poetry and prose, verses and satire, we hope to take our audience into a world that’s at the same time outside of and within themselves.
Coordinators: Hindolee Datta and Sanjana Tewari
Staff Advisor : Ms. Deepika Papneja, Ms. Sucheta Naik, Ms. Snehil Kacker
Society E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The year was a fairly busy on from the very beginning itself, with our performances for the College Orientation and Society Orientation that was received positively. The Society Orientation was preceded by a flash performance of non-sense poetry in the Café during lunch by the members.
The performances for Independence Day and Teachers’ Day celebrations saw the induction of new members from the batch of the Freshers into the society. This was soon followed by a performance on the occasion of the Festival for Understanding the Cultural Diversity of India with Focus on the North-East Region by the newly formed Core Team- one that sought to talk about pertinent issues plaguing the region in the format of journal entries. The Society also had three events- SlamNation, which saw a hugely successful second year; Satyrday, a stand-up comedy competition; and Turncoat in collaboration with Expressions, the Creative Writing Society.
The Elocution Society also had its maiden in-house production titled “The Name Keeper (Or Chasing Alice)”, an adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland which received wide acclaim, and was even performed at Delhi’s Akshara Theatre in the month of April.
Besides performances, the year saw a slew of workshops like an Urdu Poetry Workshop with Sabika Abbas Naqvi and a workshop in collaboration with Poetry Couture on Haiku and Haibun as well as an Open-mic in collaboration with Airplane Poetry Movement and another in collaboration with the Women’s Development Cell. We also had a collaborative event with the History Department which was named ‘Lucknow in Letters’, performed by Ms.Saman Habib and Shri Sanjay Muttoo.