Chandigarh University wins AIU North Zone Youth Fest 2018
GNDU Amritsar and PU confirmed first and Second runner up respectively
Chandigarh University, Gharuan, has won the All India Inter University North Zone Youth Fest 2018 held at Panjab University in December 2018 while Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar, and Punjab University Chandigarh were declared the runners up.
Chandigarh University bagged the overall trophy by winning the first positions in one-act play, classical vocal solo, percussion and Indian group song, while it won the second position in the western group song, western instrumental and folk tribal dance. It was at the third spot in mimicry and photography. By winning the above positions, it won the overall trophy in music while the team was declared First Runner-Up in theater.
In the 5-day event, 35 universities of the North Zone with more than 1,000 students participated in the Youth Fest which comprised of 27 events and the first three winners in each of the events will represent their respective universities at National-level AIU Youth Festival to be held from February 1 to 5 at Chandigarh University, Gharuan.
All team managers who had come with their respective universities were felicitated at the event. Speaking to the participants at the valedictory ceremony of the Youth Fest, Rana KP Singh, speaker of Punjab Legislative Assembly, who was chief guest, said: “I can see the future political leaders, scientists, bureaucrats and Army officers among the participants at the youth fest.”
He further added that when India was a slave country, a generation came which embraced punishment in jails and freed us. “Then, another generation came which constructed roads, hospitals and schools and built institutions such as PGIMER (Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research) and the PU. Now, it is your turn,” he added.
Dr Nirmal Jaura, Director, Youth Welfare, PU, said: “No one loses in youth festivals. Either you will win or learn.” PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Raj Kumar expressed gratitude to the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, for giving the opportunity to the PU for hosting Yuvotsav-2018.