The three-day extravaganza of the Panjab University Rose Fest 2018 maintained its glitz even on its third day. The events as on February 11th, 2018 were, poetry recitation, dance (solo, duet and group), creative mehendi, fancy dress competition and the star night. All the competitions were divided into different age categories and were judged accordingly.
The event was sponsored by Infobeckons and Agricare Organic Consultants (IT Partners), Pixels (photography partners), Dainik Jagaran, PU Mirror and PTC News (media partners) and Red FM 93.5 (radio partner).
The poetry recitation competition started in the morning at the Balwant Gargi Open Air Theatre.The contestant went on and on about the valor of Indian amazons and the endearment of a mother in an attempt to raise the consciousness of the masses.
The dance competition, which was held in the old convocation ground of the PU campus,witnessed an enthusiastic participation and a riveted audience. The patience of the participants waiting for their turns was praiseworthy. A myriad of dance forms like Bollywood, Indian classical, folk, contemporary and b-boying, were presented by the contestants. Going through the performances the judges very specifically pointed, “The first stance that you take at the very start defines your caliber in dancing”. Performances by few stood out the most, like the one by Karamjot Singh who came all the way from Jalandhar and got the audience on their feet to applause.
The creative Mehendi competition was in the old convocation ground itself. Girls made beautiful and intricate henna designs on the palms of their partner channeling their full creativity into it. After that, the drawing competition commenced. With the themeslike- Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and ‘Save the Girl Child’, paintings made by the contestants conveyed strong messages regarding the same.
The fest was amazingly entertained by the host of the evening, Dr. Harminder Singh Teja, Manpreet Kaur and Akash Nanda. The three-day fest could nothave been a success without the selfless service of the NSS volunteers who, therefore share an equal credit for it.
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Photography by: Paras Khurana (UIET, PU Campus)