December 29, 2018 09:42 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

The third day of 34th North Zone Inter-University Youth Festival at Panjab University witnessed colourful start with the event of Folk Orchestra at Indian Theatre Open Air Auditorium. 6 Universities performed at the event. S Jagdeep Singh OSD to Chief  Minister, Punjab  and S. Kuldeep Singh Vaid (IAS).

Fomer DC and Present MLA from Ludhiana were the Chief Guest of the event and  Jasbeer Cheema, Theatre Artist  from Canada was the Guest of Honour.  As per the rules, each University had to send upto 12 number of participants along with maximum of 3 accompanists. Also, accompanists were made to sit separately and in a different dress.

The participating team was given minimum time of 7 minutes and maximum time of 10 minutes.Sh. David Sampson, Joint Secretary (Youth Affairs), Prof. Karamjeet Singh, Registrar, Prof. Parvinder Singh, Controller of Examination, Prof. Parminder Singh, Director, Department of Sports,Prof. A.S.Ahluwalia, Prof. O.P.Katare, Dr. Nirmal Singh Jaura, Director, Youth Welfare, Dr. Tejinder Singh, Deputy Director, Youth Welfare, Prof. Asha Moudgil, Department of Philosophy, Dr. Neena Bhajni, Principal, Gobindgarh Public College, Dr. Kanwalpreet Kaur and PU Fellows were also present on the occasion.

()Second day of One Act Play

The second day of the ‘One Act Play’ held at Law Auditorium, witnessed 11 teams competing with each other on varied  themes.Western Instrumental Solo and Western Vocal (Solo) 12 teams from various Universities showcased their talent in the Western Instrumental Solo Competition held at the English  Auditorium. At the same venue, 19 teams from various Universities participated in Western Vocal (Solo).

The judges panel includedRajatabh Banerjee, professional guitarist and western music instructor; Sandeep Malhotra, promoter of cultural events and western  music instructor and Ajay Negi, western classical guitarist and instructor at JMCA, New Delhi. The students were judged on the basis of swar/taal, music composition, use of instrument and the overallperformance. The various instruments that were used included drum, guitar, keyboard, saxophone, etc which captivated and spellbound not only the audience but also the judges.

Light vocal (Indian) and Classical Vocal Solo

As many as 31 Universities gave soulful performances in the event of ‘Light Vocal (Indian)’ held at P.L. Anand Auditorium. The participants were given a time limit of 2 minutes to set the stage and 4-6 minutes to showcase the item they had prepared. Each participant was accompanied by two instrumentalists, prominently Tabla and Harmonium. The participants mesmerized the audience with the lyricalof gazals ranging from ‘Meera Bai' , ‘zindagi hui Tanha.. to ‘Wo gaam khakr bi rote hai...’19 Teams of various Universities participated in theClassical Vocal Solo at the same venue.

Dr. Kumar A Ambrish Chanchal (Senior Assistant Professor Kashi, Banaras Hindu University), Dr. Rajesh Kelkar (Advisor – Gujarat Sangeet Natak Academy) and Professor Sharangdhar Sathe (Director, BVDUSchool of Performing Arts) were the judges of the event. 

Clay Modeling and On the Spot Painting

Department of Art, History and Visual Arts witnessed imagination, creativity and fine motor skills during the event of Clay  Modelling and On the Spot Painting competition. Students from 21  Universities participated in clay modeling and were given the theme of  ‘Child and Mother’ and ‘Movement’ which were judged by Dr. Pravin  Sharma, Dr. Alok Bhawsaar and Dr. Narayan Singh. 27 teams participated in painting competition and were given the themes of ‘Celebration’and ‘Imagination’. The judgment was made on the basis of shloka “Roop-Bheda Pramanani Bhava Lavany-YojnamSadradhyamVarnika-Bhanga, ItichitraSadangkam” Roop-Bheda (distinction of form), Pramanani (proportion), Bhava andLavanya-Yojanam(the infusion of emotion and grace), Sadradhyam (likeness or verisimilitude), Varnika-bhanga(division of colour).

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