Students of Chandigarh University Gharuan have once again proved their mettle by winning the overall trophy of the North-Zone Inter-University Youth Festival consecutively for the second year. The 35th North Zone Inter-University Youth Festival organized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU) concluded yesterday at Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) Amritsar campus. In addition, team Chandigarh University also bagged overall theatre championship and overall fine arts championship during the 35th North Zone Inter-University Youth Festival.
While giving details about the positions won by team Chandigarh University Gharuan, Dr. R.S. Bawa, Vice-Chancellor, Chandigarh University said, “We have bagged the overall trophy by winning 1st positions in One Act Play, Skit, MIME, Group Song Western, On-the-spot-Painting, Clay Modeling, Collage Making, Poster Making, Procession, On-the-spot-photography and 2nd positions in Mimicry, Folk Dance, Western Solo and Installation.” By winning the above positions, team Chandigarh University Gharuan won overall North Zone trophy and overall trophy of theatre & fine arts category while the host team of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar was declared 1st runner up and Lovely Professional University (LPU) Phagwara were adjudged 2nd runner-up in the 35th North Zone Inter-University.
Aimed to promote the spirit of Indian Theatre, Literature Art & Culture among youth, these youth festivals are organized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU) every year, where students from Universities all across India take part in various literary competitions. The Inter-University Youth Festivals are categorized in four zones namely North, South, East & West zone. While the North Zone comprises of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Uttarpardesh, J&K and Himachal Pardesh and teams from more than 35 Universities participated this year in the 35th Inter University North India edition of Youth Festival.
Team of students comprising of Arunesh, Akash, Ankit, Yadhunandan, Ankita, Raghvendra, Sukant, Jaya and Saksham Singh won 1st position in the One Act Play Competition. The students presented the play showcasing the atrocities faced by women in society and how she fights to come-out as a winner. Skit presented by CU students on the comedy theme ‘Kya Mard ko bhi dard hota hai’ won accolades amongst the audience and was adjudged first in the category. Similarly, the MIME enacted on the social issue of Honor Killing by the CU students also won first position. In total Chandigarh University team won 10 first positions in One Act Play, Skit, MIME, Group Song Western, On-the-spot-painting, clay modelling, collage making, on-the-spot-photography, poster making and cultural procession category of events while the university won four second positions in Mimicry, Folk-Tribal Dance, Western Solo and Installation.
All the winning teams of Chandigarh University have qualified to participate in the National Level AIU, Youth Festival to be held from 1st February-5th February at Amity University, Noida. In the year 2018, team Chandigarh University had won the overall North Zone Inter-University Youth Festival Championshp and finally went to become the overall first runner-up at All India Inter-University National Youth Festival beating teams from more than 60 universities. Chandigarh University has become the first and youngest private university to win the trophy consectively for the second year. In addition, team Chandigarh University has become the only university to bag the overall trophy in Theatre consectively for the fourth year.