Thomso (festival)

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Thomso
Thomso, IIT Roorkee Official Logo.png
StatusActive
Genre Cultural Festival
Begins18 October 2019
Ends20 October 2019
Venue Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Location(s) Roorkee
CountryIndia
Years active1982-present
Inaugurated1982
Attendance80000+
AreaRoorkee, Uttarakhand
ActivityCultural Festival
Website http://www.thomso.in

Thomso is the annual cultural fest of Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. [1] [2] Established in 1982, the festival is held over a span of three days at the end of October and the beginning of November. The 2018 edition consisted of over 150+ events and hosted 9000+ guest students from 200 colleges across India, in addition to about 10,000 students from the hosting institution. [3] [4]

History

A performance by rock band Indian Ocean at Thomso WargasmThomso01.jpg
A performance by rock band Indian Ocean at Thomso

The festival is named after its founder, Sir James Thomason, lieutenant governor 1843–53, the founder of the Thomason College of Civil Engineering in 1853, which later became the University of Roorkee in 1948, and, IIT Roorkee in 2001. [3]

Thomso 2013 featured rock concerts by Farhan Akhtar and Eka band, and a performance by standup Ahsaan Qureshi. [3] [4]

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References

  1. "Annual Events". Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  2. "Thomso Encore: IIT-Roorkee's annual fest". Rediff.com . 23 October 2006. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
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