Nov. 18, 2011
-- Punjab School Education Board's Regional Youth Festival concluded today at Lovely Professional University. During three days of events, these competitions had been stretched for different events scheduled at six vast venues of the University Campus. About 1500 School Students from more than 110 schools had gathered to exhibit their talents in 12 competitive events. Many Judges of prominence had been deputed to adjudge the talents of the participants. On the first day 250 students, on second 600 and on third day 650 students underwent for different competitions. It was the second time that the university had been entrusted by the Education Board of the Govt of Punjab, to fulfill herculean task of such a mammoth conduction. In this regard, the Division of Student Affairs of the university was duly directed to care for this organization through its Department of Cultural Affairs.
On the closing ceremony, praising the design of competitions by Education Board, Mohali, the Pro Chancellor of the University, Ms Rashmi Mittal said: "The Punjab School Education Board really deserves applaud and appreciation, which is strenuously trying to bring revolutionary changes by having the young minds on right humane track. We are immensely pleased on seeing the happy conclusion of competitions under a great note; and, it really remained an advantage for us to serve this great Educative Endeavour. In fact, we always want to share such social works and responsibilities entrusted upon us from Government and allied bodies." Inspiring the winning and other competing students, she added: “Students should note that healthy competitions teach us to be up to the mark to excel others, irrespective of our victory or defeat. Such activities also keep on upholding our traditions, customs, values and culture in abundance."
It is worth noticing that held annually at Block, District, Regional and State Level in chronological order; these co-curricular activities have due Academic Weight-age for the participants. As such, these competitions help the participants in having Reservation of Seats for all Academic and Professional Courses at University as well as School Level, as per their talent potentialities. On contacting a few Judges, all of them approved as versatile artists of repute by All India Radio and Doordarshan, Dr Narender Sharma, Prof Satbir Singh, Prof Gulbir Singh, they were of the opinion: " It is indeed a great thing that students of primary and middle class level performed on a big stage to always aspire and achieve big. Young minds imbibe soon and seeing the great doings at the University, they will certainly grow in a better way." Similarly, a few participating students & teachers Joginder Pal, Mansi, Simran, Sonia Khanna, Raman, Muskan, Jasanpreet, Satnam Singh, were of the view: "We are indeed lucky to perform our skills before the audience and spectators of the largest University of India. The boost through them has certainly inspired us to do much better next with more enthusiasm. We have learnt a lot from the university atmosphere."
In this context, the competitions for Bhashan, Geet Gayan, Kavita were held at Venue-I, Block-3A LIT Conference Hall; Shabad, Solo Dance, Giddha at Venue-II, Block-2A Shri Baldev Raj Mittal Auditorium; Vaar, kavishri at VenueIII-Block-
I LIM Basement Hall; Chitrakala, Sunder Likhai at Venue-IV, Block-3A LIT Basement Hall; Venue-
V, Campus Cafe Stage witnessed Bhangra.