“Rangle Punjab di rangli kahaani
Nhi milde aise rang, bhaave labh lo duniya saari”
September 21, 2017, the second day of Panjab University’s 59th Zonal Youth and Cultural Fest did justice to the above-mentioned quote. The youth fest, this year, is being hosted by the Government College of Commerce and Business Administration, Sector 50, Chandigarh and they have left no stone unturned in making the guests feel at home. The day was as enticing as the day one, with Bhangra, the lifeline of any Punjabi, stealing the limelight.
The day was full of numerous events, from pranada-making to bhangra, from cultural quiz to tokri-making, from khiddo-making to classical dance. The audience present on the day were galvanized from the performances of various teams of different colleges, which had been working hard to get the title of winners. Bhangra, being the main attraction of the day, did not let the expectations of people witnessing it down, as the audience was seen jumping off their seats to match the enthralling performances by the teams wearing eye-catchy colorful traditional outfits, in the open stage 1. DAV College, Sector 10, grabbed the position of winners in the Bhangra category, just like the last year.
The classical dance engaged a huge number of audiences and was won by the GGDSD College, Sector 32. The cultural quiz, which took place in the room number 11, was won by the Panjab University team, whereas the GGDSD College, Sector 32 team backed the first position in pranda-making, khiddo-making, and chikko-making, which took place in room number 12 and 14.
“The cultural fest not only brings out the values of Punjab in a person but is also an evidence that all the colleges are similar to each other. One college might win a competition and the other college might lose but if we look closely, the efforts put by the colleges are parallel to each other. I did not participate this year but I will participate next year, surely.” said Vineet Bhatia, a student of DAV College, Sector 10.
The Management Club of the college, Gestione, which was behind the smooth working of the wheels in the fest definitely did their best. The members of the club were seen running here and there just to make sure that the event goes as planned. The Commerce College is a live example that when students and teachers work in coordination with each other, they produce great results.
With only two days left, the competition is getting tougher and the nail-biting has already started. To know more, stay engaged.
About the Author:
Either silent or sarcastic. An old soul born in 21st century. Ambivert. OY. Food lover. Write until alive. Believes in ‘serve and be served’. Suffers from a syndrome of laughing at every point time.
About the Photographer:
Vineet Bhatia (DAV College 10)