Jamshedpur: The second edition of Kolhan University’s youth festival kicked-off amidst enthusiasm at Mahila College, Chaibasa. The university is hosting its second youth festival after the gap of four years. Shukla Mahanty, pro vice chancellor inaugurated the youth festival. The campus reverberated with song and dance as 500-odd students from 24 different colleges participated in the opening day.
She said that with an aim to help the students showcase their talents, Kolhan University is organising Youth Festival. The university sanctioned Rs 2 lakh for the youth festival.
The officials informed that the events like music (classical, light, group song, patriotic and folk), dance (folk tribal and classical), literary (quiz, debate in Hindi and English and recitation), theatre (one-act play, skits, mime, mimicry) and fine arts (on-the-spot painting, collage, rangoli) would be organised.
“This youth festival would provide a forum for the display of student-talent and creative skills and would emphasise the seamless interconnections between high education and culture,” said an official of Kolhan University.
He said that despite the fact that the university is only few years old, it has crossed already several milestone and hurdles in terms of managing varied academic and administrative issues in being the largest university of Jharkhand with 24 colleges with varied constituent and affiliated status.
The first day of the inter college cultural fest witnessed three events today– solo classical vocal, semi classical and solo classical dance. A camp fire was also organised later in the evening today.