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Alegria- The Festival of Joy’, is one of Mumbai’s largest college cultural festivals organized by Mahatma Education Society’s Pillai College, Navi Mumbai. It started in 2013 and is generally held in the first week of February and spans over 4-5 days. Alegria is a Spanish word which translates to joy, happiness or cheer and so is the motto which speaks “Alegria-The Festival of Joy”
The festival includes events, contests in literary, performing arts, fine arts, informals, management, sports and gaming categories with a number of workshops. Pillai’s group of colleges was one of a kind to have established a festival of this big stature.
Alegria has been graced by a lot of celebrities in the past few years. The international DJs Allure and Yves V who have played at Tomorrowland, Belgium performed for the first time in Navi Mumbai at Pillai College, Navi Mumbai in 2014 as a part of Alegria. A song for the movie ‘Aiyaary’ featuring the heart-throb Siddharth Malhotra and the beautiful Rakul Preet Singh was shot in the Pillai college campus during Alegria 2014. The anthem song of the movie ‘Neerja’ was launched in the Pillai College campus by Sonam Kapoor and her team in 2016. In 2016, World #96 DJ Mike Candys also performed for the first time in India at Alegria. The world-famous Quintino performed for the first time in India at Pillai College's Alegria 2017. In Alegria 2019, Guru Randhawa performed for the first time in Mumbai in Pillai College of Education, Navi Mumbai. The movies ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’ and ‘Ti ani Ti’ was promoted on the campus. Ayushmann Khurrana, who's been creating a whirlwind of trends in the Bollywood industry performed a live concert for the first time in Navi Mumbai for the Bollywood night of Alegria. Alegria 2020 is expected to be grander than the previous year with exciting delights on its way!!
How to reach Pillai Group of Institutions, Mumbai
Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai Campus
Plot No. 10, Sector 16, New Panvel - 410 206
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