Saturday, October 23, 2010



On the second day of the PAU youth festival, competitions for elocution, extempore and creative writing were held today. Dr Gurkirpal Singh, Estate Officer-cum-Chief Engineer was the Chief Guest while Dr (Mrs) Jaswinder Sangha, Librarian presided over. The competition was held in the Students\' Home Auditorium. Dr Gurkirpal Singh said that participation in extra curricular activities help the students to express their talent and creativity. He said that youth festivals provide students such opportunities in addition to their curricular programmes. He congratulated the student participants for the confidence with which they made their points.

Each of the four constituent colleges of PAU had teams in each competition.The students were given the topic ' Nurturing the child for nation building' on which they expressed their views within the allotted time. For extempore, the students were given topics for speaking on the topics that they chose through draw of slips. The topics such as ' What will you do, if given full power', ' Your choice of bollywood actress', ' what improvements you will make if you were made the PAU-VC', ' programmed life', ' joint family', etc. The students enthralled the audience with their expressions.

Dr. (Mrs) Sangha in her presidential remarks said that students must take part in extra curricular activities. She provided tips for excelliong in elocution, extempore and creative writing and shared her experiences. She appreciated the students for their excellent views and the confidence that they displayed.

Earlier the 'HAAS RAS' poetry contest was held in which students entharalled the audience with their composition recitations. Dr M.S.Gill, Director Extension Education was the Chief Guest while Dr S.S,Gosal, Additional Director of research ( agriculture) wpresided over. They said that although PAU is a science university, yet it encourages extra curricular activities to inculcate confidence among students and this lead to the development of their personalities.

Earlier, the Dean, College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology-cum-Director Students Welfare, Dr. P.P.S.Lubana welcomed the Chief Guests, the participants and other dignitaries and said that the PAU inter-College Youth Festival will conclude on October 30. He said that the formal inauguration will be held on October 28.

The stage was anchored by Dr. S.S.Hundal.The panel of judges included Mr. Niranjan Singh Tasneem, an eminent novelist, Mrs Surinder Kaur Galsingh, former Head of English Department at MTSMCW, Ludhiana and Er Surindera Singh, Director of STEP Park at GNDEC, Ludhiana. Dr Jagtar Singh Dhiman, Additional Director Comunication, Dr Nirmal Jaura, Cultural Coordinator and Mr Satbir Singh, Welfare Officer were among those present.
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