Tuesday, October 25, 2011



A week-long Inter – College Youth Festival 2011 – 12 at Punjab Agricultural University concluded last evening. A spectacular event, marked with mirth and ecstasy, the fest was full of colourful extravaganza and buoyant spirits. The student-artistes of the university took part in a vast array of items including dance, drama, music, literary and fine arts. Fast-paced bhangra, giddha and the creative dances swept the show with their power-packed performance. The College of Home Science (COHS) clinched overall trophy.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, the chief guest Mr Rahul Tiwari, Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, exhorted the youth to work hard and serve the society. "Life is precious, don't waste it. Do something and be something," he said.

In his presidential remarks, PAU Vice-Chancellor Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon said that alongwith academics, cultural activities like art, dance, music, etc. play a vital role in shaping the personality of the youth. Lauding the unbridled enthusiasm of the students, he said that the spirit of participation is more important than winning prizes. Dr Dhillon urged the students to respect their teachers and classrooms as much as they respect their stage mentors. He distributed the prizes to the winners of the youth festival.

Earlier, Dr D.S. Cheema, Director Students' Welfare, PAU, welcoming the dignitaries, foreign delegates, varsity faculty and students, said that the traditional universities comprise more than 150 colleges but PAU comprises only four constituent colleges. There is good talent in sports and co-curricular activities, he added. He thanked everyone for making this mega event a grand success.

Proposing vote of thanks, PAU Dean, Postgraduate Studies, Dr Gursharan Singh said that this is a season of festival and youth festival is also a part of it. Wishing everybody "Happy Diwali," he said that there is a need to light the light inside. He congratulated the winners and the participants.

Dr Dhillon honoured the chief guest with a shawl and memento.

Results: Folk Dances – Male - First – College of Agriculture (COA), Second- College of Basic Sciences and Humanities (COBS&H) and Third – College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology (COAE&T).

Female – First – COA, Second – COHS and Third – COAE&T and COHS (bracketed)Individual (Best Dancer): Male - Kamaldeep Singh Sekhon (COBS&H), Female - Mandeep Kaur (COA)
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