A four-day Zonal Youth Festival of C-Zone, comprising affiliated colleges of the Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) in Jalandhar district, was inaugurated on Sunday at the Dashmesh auditorium here with the beats of Bhangra.
As many as 450 student artistes are participating in 28 items of music, theatre, dance, literary and fine Arts. The festival would concluded on October 15.
The festival started with Bhangra followed by group song (Indian), one-act play, group Shabad/Bhajan, Vaar singing, Kavishri and fine arts.
On October 13, costume exhibition, mimicry, mime, classical instruments, classical vocal, elocution, poetical symposium and debate will be organised.
On October 14, skits, folk Instruments, classical dance, quiz, folk song, geet/ghazal, rangoli and phulkari competitions will be organised.
On the concluding day on October 15, group dance, gidha, western vocal solo, group song (western) will be held followed by prize distribution function.
Amritsar SDM Rajesh Sharma formally inaugurated the festival while Dr Gurpreet Kaur Bal, professor incharge (hospitality) was the guest of honour.
Sharma said that youth festivals are an integral part of student life. He said that he was also a student of GNDU, so he has a great bond with the this university. He said that the university should also participate in the state-level functions and the administration would extend all possible support for the successful organisation of cultural events.
Dr Gurpreet Kaur Bal also presented her views on this occasion. Dr Jagjit Kaur honoured the chief guest and the guest of honour.