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JAMMU: Overall championship trophy of five-day North Zone Inter-University Youth Festival ‘Udghosh’ held at University of Jammu was lifted by Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) Amritsar while Lovely Professional University, Jullundur bagged the runners up trophy.
Jammu University was placed at third position and lifted runners up trophy in music section and third position in literary activities and fine arts.
The Youth Festival came to an end on Monday with a valedictory function held at General Zorawar Singh Auditorium.
Vice Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) Prof Sudhir K Jain was the chief guest on the occasion who wished expansion of the youth festival with participation increasing fivefold. He also outlined the importance of cultural activities in leading a healthy and balanced life.
Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu, Prof. R.D Sharma said that it is not the end of Udghosh but beginning of new friendship discovered in these five days and fostering of the new alliances forged and nurturing hidden talent.
Observer appointed by All India Universities Association, Prof. Arun Patil praised Jammu University for holding the festival in a smooth fashion. He confessed not seeing an auditorium of this quality and magnitude in a university.
The first and second position holders of various events of Udgosh have qualified for the National Youth Festival to be held in Indore in February, 2015.
Lovely Professional University, Jullundur won championship of musical activities while Panjab University, Chandigarh bagged trophy in theatrical and literary activities and fine arts and dance championship trophies were given to GNDU Amritsar.
Participants of JU in western solo, western group song, classical vocal, group song Indian, skit, debate and installation have qualified for the National Youth Competition due to securing first and second positions. JU also won third position in elocution, poster making and folk dance competition.
In the separate category of cultural possession, University of Kashmir bagged first position followed by University of Jammu and Hemvati Nandhan Bahuguna University, Garhwal in second and third place respectively.
Dean Students Welfare, Prof Pankaj Srivastav gave details of proceedings and events of last five days.
Prof Parmeshwari Sharma, Chairperson Campus Cultural Committee delivered welcome address and vote of thanks was presented by Prof. Sameer Gupta, Co-Chairperson, Campus Cultural Committee.
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