Amritsar, September 23, 2014: A 3-day Zonal Youth Festival of Educational Colleges affiliated to the Guru Nanak Dev University was inaugurated here today in the Dashmesh Auditorium with great enthusiasm. As many as 400 students-artists are participating in 15 items of Music, Theatre, Dance, Literary & Fine Arts. This festival would be concluded on September 25.
Lady Vice-Chancellor, Dr Saravjit Kaur Brar inaugurated this festival by lighting the candle. Dr Anish Dua from Zoology Department and Professor In-charge (PR) was the Guest of Honour. Dr. Jagjit Kaur, Director, Youth Welfare welcomed the chief guest and student-artists. She gave details of the activities of the Youth Festival.
While blessing the student-artists, Dr. Saravjit Kaur Brar said that scholastic and co-scholastic activities are equally important for a balanced and complete personality and students should participate more and more in such activities. She especially lauded the rendering of Shabads and Bhajans by the students this morning. The whole ambiance was filled with serenity, calmness and devotion while these young participants were singing the compositions from Gurbaani and Meera Bhajans, she said. Prof. Dua while addressing the students highlighted the importance of Music & Art and the way it influences one's conduct and behavior and makes one more sensitive & sensible simultaneously.
Dr. Jagjit Kaur also honoured Dr. Brar and Prof. Dua with mementos. Today, the festival was started with the items of Group Shabad / Bhajan followed by Group Song Indian, Folk Song, Geet/Gazal, Fine Arts. On September 24 the competitions of Costume Exhibition, Skit, Mimicry, Poetical Symposium, Rangoli and Fulkari will be organised. On the last day i.e. September 25, the competitions of Quiz, Gidha and Debate followed by prize distribution function will be held.
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