Students of the faculty of visual arts, Banaras Hindu University showcased their diverse activities at the annual Kala Mela. Folk being the theme of the event, the entire venue was given a village like a feel. The stage on the wall had murals of village scene etched on it. Some of the installations also were inspired by the rural life of India.
A stall of tattoos set up by Shivangi, a fourth-year student became a popular haunt for the students, especially for girls who were seen getting themselves inked.
A Bhoot Bangla was set up by Ripudaman, Santosh, Sunil and Chetan Mishra was popular among those keen to enjoy the spooky effect.
The mela was also marked by live performances by Ankita Kushwaha danced on popular numbers like Sasural Genda Phool, Hooton Pe Aise Baat, Chaan Ke Mohalla while Vishwa Thapa and Mark rendered Aao Na.
About Banaras Hindu University
Banaras Hindu University commonly referred to as BHU is a public central university located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Established in 1916 by Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, BHU is one of the largest residential universities in Asia, with over 20,000 students. The university comprises all castes, creeds, religions and genders, and is on the list of Institutes of National Importance.
The university's main campus spread over 1,300 acres (5.3 km2) was built on land donated by the Kashi Naresh, the hereditary ruler of Banaras . The Banaras Hindu University, South campus, spread over 2,700 acres hosts the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (Agriculture Science Centre) and is located in Barkachha in Mirzapur district, about 60 km (37 mi) from Banaras.