Students should not confine themselves to bookish knowledge. They should also take part in cultural and literary activities to enhance their knowledge and hone their skills.
Higher Education Principal Secretary Bhagirath Prasad said this on Thursday after inaugurating the university-level youth festival at the Gyan Vigyan Hall of Barkatullah University. BU Vice Chancellor RS Sirohi presided over the function.
The function began with lighting of the traditional lamp in front of the portrait of Goddess Saraswati. Student Welfare Dean Dr Vivek Sharma threw light on the 22 disciplines in which competitions among students are scheduled in the three-day youth festival.
In his address, Bhagirath Prasad said functions like youth festival foster the spirit of unity and mutual cooperation, he added.
Vice-Chancellor Dr Sirohi extended good wishes to participants in the festival and expressed the hope that they would enhance the university’s representation in national level festivals in terms of number and quality.
Registrar Dr Sanjay Tiwari proposed the vote of thanks. Dr Gyanendra Gautam conducted the function. Nearly 500 students of eight districts are participating in the festival. On Thursday, students of Harda, Rajgarh, Betul, Hoshangabad, Sehore, Bhopal and Vidisha presented folk and classical dances. Besides, participants also took part in mime, painting, mimicry and skits.