Ludhiana, October 31, 2014: The second day of Inter-College Youth Festival at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) was marked by literary and fine arts events. The students participated enthusiastically in poster making, debate, clay modeling and poetic recitation/hass rass events. During poster making competition, the students exhibited their painting skills on ‘Save Girl Child’ and ‘Drug Free Punjab.’ In debate and poetic recitation competitions, the students expressed their views strongly on the topics like ‘Youth- The keeper of Punjabi culture,’ ‘Pen (power of writing),’ ‘Soaring New Heights (ambitions),’ and ‘Childhood.’
The Chief Guest, Dr Jagtar Singh Dhiman, Additional Director of Research (Natural Resource and Plant Health Management) said that PAU has made best efforts to make its students multifarious. “The student life is a learning stage which inculcates discipline and boosts the confidence of the youth,” he stated. Referring to debate competition, Dr Dhiman said that “matter, method and manner” are three vital ingredients for this event.
The Guest of Honour, Dr Chander Mohan, Additional Director Communication, said that youth festivals instill a spirit of competition and tolerance among the younger generation. Besides, these fests provide an opportunity to the budding talents to express their creativity and aptitude in vast array of events, he added. Dr Chander Mohan also emphasised on preserving rich cultural heritage of Punjab, and having drug free society.
Earlier, Dr Ravinder Kaur Dhaliwal, Director Students’ Welfare welcomed the guests and the participants. She said that participation in literary and fine arts events strengthens the thought process and vision of the students. She called upon the youth to imbibe good qualities in order to succeed in life.
1) Chetan Kaur (College of Agriculture), 2) Karun Katoch (College of Agriculture), 3) Munish Verma (College of Agricultural Engineering)
1) Sachi Chugh and Ruchika (College of Agriculture) 2) Anmol Grewal and Gurkanwal Kaur (College of Basic Sciences and Humanities) 3) Khushboo and Kutika Gupta (College of Home Science)
Best debater for the motion- Sachi Chugh (College of Agriculture)
Best debater against the motion- Kutika Gupta (College of Home Science)
1. Ranbir Singh (College of Agriculture), 2) Suman Kumari (College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, 3) Atma Singh (College of Home Science)
1. Sarabjit Singh (College of Basic Sciences and Humanities), 2) Kamal Preet Kaur (College of Agriculture), 3) Jasmine Sidhu (College of Agriculture).
1. Shaminder Kumar, (College of Basic Sciences and Humanities) 2) Rachandeep Kaur (College of Agriculture), 3) Sahil Sharma (College of Agricultural Engineering)
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