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IIT-B’s Mood Indigo 2012 to get tribal touch

Posted on: July 7, 2012

Source: Mumbai Mirror
In a bid to give a green and wild touch to this year’s Mood Indigo festival, organisers of the four-day event have chosen the ‘Tribal tryst’ theme for the much-awaited festival. Jitesh Punwani, coordinator of Mood Indigo 2012 said that the festival will let the city youths take a sneak peek into tribal lifestyle.

“Tribal people live in perfect harmony with nature. They lead fascinating lives. The whole idea is to bring about awareness on our environment and how to respect nature,” he said.

The organisers expect more than 90,000 students to attend the four-day event which will be held in December. To give a rustic touch to the festival, the students plan to transform the lush green surroundings of IIT Bombay into a tribal village.

“We plan to build huts, walk around in tribal clothes and even try to speak their language,” said Palash Kulkarni, a student, who is in the organising committee of Mood Indigo.

The oragnisers also plan to take 50 people to a tribal village to give them a first-hand experience of tribal life. “We are in talks with the State Tribal Ministry to help us organise the trip. We would like to take writers, photographers and those with a creative bend to this trip. They will spend around 4 days in a tribal village,” Punwani said.

The students have also launched a ‘feel good’ campaign on Facebook called Hakuna Matata – Spread a Smile. “The idea is to make people forget their worries and make them smile. It is a simple campaign but worthwhile, especially in such a demanding world,” Kulkarni said.

As part of the campaign, the organisers have asked students to post pictures of them smiling on the Facebook page. The FB page has already received more than 1,000 photographs.

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