Guwahati: Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati’s annual festival Alcheringa to begin on 2 February next with an ain to celebrate the India’s victory over one of the most significant pandemics in recent history and also encourage the attendees to rejuvenate and rejoice in the success. The 27th edition of Alcheringa, the four-day extravegenza in the IIT Guwahati premises, will be organised with the  theme of ‘Pledge to Persist’. Recognised as the largest cultural festival in northeast India, Alcheringa (also known as Alcher) will witness over 80 events with thousands of participants.
Initiated by a group of IITG students, the festival will incorporate various competitions including Electric Heels (group
dance competitions), Voice of Alcheringa (solo singing competition), Halla Bol (street play competition), Rock-o-Phonix (rock band competition), Mr and Ms Alcheringa (personality contest), Haute Couture (team-based fashion designing event), etc and also back-to-back live concerts, incredible pro shows, highly-anticipated creators camp and
never-before-seen informal activities.
In earlier occasions, Alcheringa hosted popular artistes like Sajid Wajid, Mika Singh, Lucky Ali, Mohit Chauhan,
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, KK, Shaan, Sonu Nigam, Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Rajvani, Ash King, Sachin Jigar, Amaal Mallik, Gaurav Taneja, Karan Sehgal, Arunabh Kumar, Babar Ali, Deepak Pareek and many more, informed the media communication head Muhammad Bin Quasim. He expects that participants from more than 500 colleges and hundred thousand visitors would make the event a memorable experience for everyone.