Bathinda, November 26, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU) Bathinda’s 6th Inter-Zonal Youth Festival-2021 titled as “Maan Watna Da” aimed to promote talent and culture concluded amidst much fanfare at university campus on Friday evening .
Giani Zail Singh Campus College of Engineering and Technology and MRSPTU main Campus secured first position and bagged the overall trophy, whereas BabaFarid College of Engineering and Technology, Deon bagged the first runner-up trophy. Whereas Young Scholars College, Handiaya (Barnala) secured third position.
Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), Vice Chancellor, Dr. Raj Bahadur was chief guest on the veladictory cermony, while Technical Education and Industrial Training , Additional Director, Dr. Mohanbir Singh Sidhu and All India Radio, Bathinda Station Director, Mr. Rajiv Arora, were guests of honour at the closing ceremony, who presided over the prize distribution function.
The youth festival with the theme “Maan Watna Da” which underlines the importance of pride and love for the motherland, it consisted of various cultural and technical events, creative competitions and talent oriented cultural performances. More than 600 students of participating Constituent and affiliated colleges to the University celebrated the spirit of life by performing in various events of music, theatre, dance, literature, fine arts, besides various cultural, technical and literary events in various dimensions of performing arts; skits, song, dances, music Performance, Giddha and Bhangra were the main attractions of the event.
Punjabi folk singer Dr. Kuldip Kaur Sandhu regaled the audience with her popular songs “Chidian Da Chamba” , Mazboori and Mitti Da Bawa. She has performed as play back singer in popular Punjabi movies.
Assistant Professor Gursewak Singh Lambi (Punjabi University, Patiala) and Prof. Zameerpal Kaur (Central University of Punjab) were observers for the Youth festival. Gursewak Lambi, who is a poet entertained the audience with his poem “Chuni Rang de Lalariiya” and Er. Sukhdeep Singh mesmerised the audience with “Damadama Mast Kalandhar”.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Raj Bahadur said that the youngsters were blessed with several qualities and one of them was that such programmes helped them develop a team spirit, exhibit talent and skills during the competitions, which could help them to excel in their lives.He said these youth festivals not only revive our rich cultural heritage but gives us spirit of team work and good health.
While welcoming the guests, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Buta Singh Sidhu said the youth festival is a unique platform for young talent and a celebration of youthful creativity and innovation.
Chief guest gave away the trophies to winners. The prize ceremony ended with the Vice Chancellor appreciating the organising team for successfully organising the festival.
University Registrar, Dr. Gurinder Pal Singh Brar presented a vote of thanks. MRSPTU, Director, Sports and Youth Welfare and chief coordinator Mr. Bhupinder Pal Singh Dhot welcomed the guests and highlighted the cultural activities of the university. Assistant Professors Dr. Sunita Kotwal and Anumeet Kaur managed the stage very well and kept the audience spellbound.
The co-coordinators Sikander Singh Sidhu, Ar. Amandeep Kaur, Er. Navdeep Kaur Kheeva, Er. Sukhdeep Singh, Dr. Sukhwinder Singh and Dr. Harman jot Kaur worked very hard to make the event grand success. Senior University officials, Deans, Directors and faculty attended the function.