Drama and dance stole the show Thursday, on the second day of the Panjab University Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival 2016, Zone A, which is being organised by the Post Graduate Government College, Sector – 11, Chandigarh. The event saw students showcase their skills and abilities in an array of events like drama, histrionics, creative writing, classical/folk/group dances, embroidery, crochet work etc. Ajit Balaji Joshi, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, UT, was the chief guest for the day.
Principal Prof JK Sehgal emphasised the need of the spirit of sportsmanship and co-operation so that the aim and purpose of organising such festivals stand true. All the hardwork put in by the students boils down to these few days and I urge the students to not panic and get nervous prior to the event as failure is also a very good teacher.
Deputy Commissioner Ajit Balaji Joshi urged the youth to channelise their energy so the festivals like these provide an appropriate platform to gain valuable recognition. “These festivals bring the competitive spirit of the students to the forefront which is very healthy and heartening to see. There is such great competion that the judges will be having a hard time choosing the winners which show the sea of talent among the students,” said Joshi. The festival aims to preserve and celebrate the rich cultural tradition of the state and provide exemplary opportunities to students to showcase their talent in healthy competitive spirit.