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Leuna Herkawat Award

The Leuna Harkawat award was instituted in memory of Leuna Harkawat, an alumni of the 1987 batch, one of BITS Music Club’s greatest voices, who lost the battle to cancer on April 19, 2003. Leuna, who worked at UNICEF, was an enthusiastic supporter of many worthy children's causes including Asha. 
An annual award of Rs. 5,000 is given to the winning team of Tarang, a music competition at Oasis, the annual cultfest of BITS Pilani.

Endowment Status: Fully Endowed



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Leuna Harkawat Award Recipients

Year Recipient
2006 - 07  Music Club, BITS-Pilani 
2007 - 08 Music Club, BITS-Pilani
2008 - 09 Music Club, BITS-Pilani
 2014 - 15 Shiv Nadar University



Glimpses from Tarang, OASIS 2009



A Crisp Overview of Tarang, OASIS 2014

Of all the music forms in the world, those of our country have always had a special place in our hearts. Although Indian music has seen evolution with time, what is fairly inconspicuous is the amount of self-containment that Indian art forms possess well into the 20th century. Indian music has now reached a point where nearly every other genre can be blended with it without losing the ethnic touch. It is for this new set of genres of Indian music that Tarang has been conducted in Oasis nearly every year since the latter’s inception. This year’s edition was held last morning (the 1st of November) in the main auditorium. Around ten bands participated, including the college’s own Music Club. The initial performances by SNU and other colleges were excellent, with songs ranging from Mile Sur Mera Tumara to the Indian blues. CVS surely won the stage presence competition. Their phenomenal lead singer had the crowd on its feet, accompanied on stage by no small amount of head banging. They came very close to bagging the gold with their metal-influenced style of Indian music.

BITS Pilani’s Music Club was around midway in the schedule and staged surreal performances of Chekele, Bari Bari and Raaga Dance – three very challenging songs to execute, portraying the skill of each department of the band. Each of these was met with insane amounts of applause and cheering. Listening to the ragas of Indian classical music interlace with the scales of so many other forms of musicx was certainly a wakeup call to those who have avoided listening to the former. Despite limited participation, Tarang was a phenomenal success, with people turning up even though it was organized at nine in the morning.


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