JALUKBARI, Sept 26 - The four-day Gauhati University Youth Festival concluded here today amidst pomp and gaiety and distribution of prizes among the winners of different competitions. The Youth Festival was organised by the Gauhati University in collaboration with the Post Graduate Students� Union (PGSU) to promote talent and culture.
A large number of teachers and students of different zones from different colleges affiliated to GU witnessed the colourful valedictory function.
The four-day event witnessed participation by approximately 350 students and teachers from 63 colleges. Over 1,000 people including teachers and students attended the closing ceremony.
The festival was flagged off with a cultural rally by the participants depicting the culture and heritage of Assam. It was inaugurated by Dr Mridul Hazarika, Vice Chancellor, Gauhati University on September 23.
One-act play competition was the highlight of the first day, with the participants succeeding in catching the fancy of the audience with their enticing performances. The best comedian actor and best director awards were bagged by Kripanjal Rajbongshi, GU and Dipu Rabha, Tangla College respectively. Sipajhar College won the best team award for its play titled Bidul Tapasvi. The second best team was jointly secured by Gauhati University and Nalbari College for the plays Abhava Gahana Bana and Masti Ki Pathsala respectively.
The second day of the four-day event was blended with traditional to modern forms of music, mime, skit, quiz and other competitions. Compared to the preceding years, this time the different forms of music competition and performing arts successfully upheld the dignity and culture of the Assamese nationality along with the modern tradition so rampant among today�s youth. The best and second best singers of the festival were Mridusmita Koch of MNC Girls� College and Indrani Talukdar of Narengi Anchalik Mahabidyalay respectively.
The highlights of the third day were mimicry, classical and folk dances, folk songs, bongeet, group song (chorus), western song, folk orchestra, poem writing and recitation. Classical dance saw many participants encouraging the preservation of these forms where aspiring dancer Kaushik Dutta of Nalbari College bagged the first position. BH College was awarded the first prize in the group folk dance category.
The mega event concluded today with the valedictory session, where the GU VC Dr Hazarika gave away the certificates and prizes to the winners of various competitions.