For the first time,the Youth Welfare department of the Panjab University will host the 4th South Asian Universities Youth Festival (SAUFEST) starting Thursday. The event,which will conclude on Monday,is being hosted in collaboration with the Association of Indian Universities,New Delhi. More than 175 young artistes from 22 South Asian universities across India and abroad will participate in the festival.
Artistes,including those from Afghanistan,Bangladesh,Mauritius,Bhutan,Sri Lanka,Maldives and India,will be joining SAUFEST to participate in cultural activities like music,theatre,fine arts,folk art,heritage,quiz,poetical symposium,debates,dances and painting.
They will also be taken to the Rock Garden,Sukhna Lake and Pinjore Garden for sight-seeing. The SAUFEST has been dedicated to promote international peace and development.