About the cause
“Aahhh! What good old days, Mardi Gras!!!“ The feeling that every alumni of IIT Madras would connect to.
With this year’s theme “Vintage Vogue”, you are all invited to join Saarang online and refresh up your memories you all made at Saarang aka Mardi Gras.
Saarang, a festival every student looks up to with joy and excitement is the institute's celebration of culture. For 26 years (yes it's been 26 long years of its existence!) It has been the pinnacle of such events, having seen personas of the likes of Shankar Mahadevan, KK, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Zakir Hussain, A. R. Rahman, Kamal Hassan, and Pt. Birju Maharaj to name but a few.
Over the years, Saarang has aspired to grow bigger and give valuable experience and life skills to its coordinators while maintaining the standard of the largest student-run festival in the country. In fact, click here to see what's been going on while you were away.
The 26th edition is set to become the unique ever edition of Saarang, by hosting it online. This endeavours new opportunities and experiences for all of us.
It's been a great journey for this exquisite festival from the days of Mardi Gras. Being in the organising team we are grateful to all the alumni who left us this great treasure.
Keeping up with the expectations of everyone and the legacy of Saarang, this time we are organising it online. However, it is becoming very challenging for all of us to organise in this new fashion. Though we are aiming to keep 4 major professional shows and 5-6 major events online, we have observed significant depreciation in sponsorship amount.
Our main aim is to pave the way to a Saarang where the quality of talents exhibited and values learned by students is the main takeaway.
A Saarang which looks back into the good old days of Mardi Gras where the celebration of culture was everything.
To reach these illustrious goals, Saarang, in the next few years is going to need to evolve into a festival which doesn't depend so much on volatile sponsorship amounts or ticket-sales. Rather, we need to establish a system where the competitive events - the part of Saarang which matters the most can be made financially independent. This is where you can come in. Having contributed towards making Saarang what it is today over the years, we hope that you can consider helping out one more time, to make this online edition of Saarang grander than ever before.
We have established a crowdfunding campaign enabling alumni to help Saarang grow.
Request our alumni to contribute generously.
How the money will be used
Saarang prize money and Title of the prize will be renamed according to the donor's choice and will also be used to fund artist fees for Proshows. Click here
to know about various options to sponsor.Token of Love and Gratitude
As a token of love and respect the donors will be given Saarang 2021 merchandise to rejoice the memories of this great culture.