JALUKBARI, March 20 - The weeklong Varsity Week of Gauhati University concluded today with a colourful cultural procession where hundreds of students of the university participated showcasing the unique cultural heritage of various tribes and groups scattered in the north-eastern region, replicas of farming activities carried out by farmers, etc.
The procession was flagged off by AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath. GU Vice Chancellor Dr Mridul Hazarika thanked all the students and PGSU members for making the Varsity Week a success. He said such programmes play an important role in the all-round growth and development of the students.
The GU Varsity Week is a platform to showcase the students� hidden talents in various cultural and sports events. This kind of festival brings brotherhood and prosperity among all the students and energy to do something, said Dr Ranjan Kumar Kakati, Director, Students� Welfare, Gauhati University.
An open meeting and prize distribution ceremony were held on the last day of the event. It was attended by Anuradha Sarma Pujari, Editor of Sadin as the chief guest. The meeting was also attended by Dr Samujjal Bhattacharya, chief adviser to AASU and many others.
The best actor award from hostels was bagged by Jyotismoy Deuroja, while Nihal Thakuria bagged the best actor award from the departments. The best singer award was bagged by Pallabi Devi and the second best singer award went to Jyotishman Moran. The best drama from the hostels was awarded to Lachit Barphukan AT-7 Boys� Hall for their drama Birol Toposhree, while best drama from the departments was won by the Assamese department for their drama Lotighoti. The best mime artiste award was won by Archana Sharma. The best athlete award from boys was won by Niraj Padun, while the best athlete from girls was bagged by Kiriahungle Haising.