A cartooning event on themes such as 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' and 'Role of Information Technology in Today's World' was held on the opening day of the inter-college youth festival at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) on Thursday.
As part of the six-day festival, first three days will see students perform in fine arts and literary events, while various dance, cultural and theatrical performances would be held in the remaining days.
Creative writing and collage-making were other events on Thursday that saw students of all four colleges of the university and Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Gurdaspur (an extension of PAU) participating enthusiastically.
Pallavi Arora, one of the participants in creative writing event, said, "To write on a topic which was given on the spot was a challenging task. But, it not only enriched my literary skills but also taught me the significance of writing with spontaneity."
Jaswinder Bhalla, a popular Punjabi actor, who is also a faculty member at the PAU, said, "The idea behind organising such festivals is to provide a platform to all budding artists so that they can showcase their talent and creativity. The best performers of the fest will be participating in inter-university festival later."
Ravinder Kaur Dhaliwal, director students welfare, PAU, was the chief guest while Harmeet Singh Kingra, former president, PAU Teachers' Association (PAUTA) was the guest of honour on the opening day of the festival.
Poster making, debate, clay modelling and poetic recitation/hass rass events will be held on Friday.
1. Saachi Chugh (College of Agriculture);
2. Gurwinder Kaur (College of Basic Sciences and Humanities); 3. Insea Mittal (College of Agriculture)
1. Navneet Kaur (College of Agricultural Engineering); 2. Ashwandeep Kaur (College of Agriculture); 3. Karan Gakhar (College of Agriculture)
1.Chetan Kaur (College of Agriculture); 2. Varinderdeep Kaur (College of Home Science); 3. Gurpal Singh (College of Agriculture)