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Day 4 of youth fest witnesses tremendous footfall

Vandana Singh, Hindustan Times  Ludhiana, January 15, 2014
First Published: 19:42 IST(15/1/2014) | Last Updated: 23:44 IST(15/1/2014)

Even the foggy weather on Wednesday couldn't stop people from attending day four of the five-day Punjab Agricultural University's (PAU) national youth festival.

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"I was reading about the youth fest on the newspaper for the past two days and finally couldn't stop myself form coming here. I experienced the culture and tradition of various states at one place," said Harjot Kaur, a resident of Kitchlu Nagar.

After coming to the venue many blamed the administration for not popularising the event properly. Akashdeep, who hailed from Salem Tabri said, "This is a national youth fest and is open for all, but it was not popularised in the way it should have been and that's why many thought it will turn out to be a routine affair like an inter-college event."

Despite the weather being foggy there was no break in the adventure activities. Upendra Thakur, coordinating the adventurous activities, said everybody was excited to parasail, get inside the hot air balloon and they were also ready to wait for hours for it. Thus we tried our best to cater to a large number of people.

Schools bring students to show the vibrant culture of India

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Many schools of the city brought their students to the national youth fest to show them the vibrant Indian culture within India is. Students from Ambedkar High school Ripul, Sunny and Allauddin of seventh standard found this festival amazing. They said that they had never seen the dresses the participants were wearing from other states.

The dances of the other states also amused them the most. A student of Government Model School PAU, Harshita Sharma said, "I am fond of dancing and watching it live." She liked the dances from Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.

Students also enjoyed the dishes from different states.

Martial Art of north eastern state amuse all

The states performed their special art in the ground of Yuva Kriti at PAU. They tried to exhibit their strengths through dances and songs. The performance of martial art of north eastern states remained a crowd puller. They showed fight scenes and some amazing daring sequences.

Brahmakumari centre emphasizes on power of youth

The Brahmakumari centre tried to meet the youngsters at national youth festival. The centre displayed a stall at the youth fest, in which they explained the youth about the effects of consumption of drugs. The Ludhiana in charge of the centre, Rajkumari said, "Our motive is to explain the youth about their power in a creative way. That's why we brought the pictures explaining about good and bad, instead of preaching.

Science city van attracts youth

Pushpa Gujral, Science City van, took youth to the world of science. In the van a model of the actual science city was displayed. The students and the enthusiasts of science enjoyed the activity. "I found the adventure amazing and now I am insisted to go to the actual Science city," said Ravinder, a student.

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