JALUKBARI, Sept 24 - Gauhati University is packed with students of different colleges affiliated to it on the occasion of the four-day Youth Festival that got under way on Friday.
The festival started with hoisting of the flag by Dr Mridul Hazarika, Vice Chancellor, Gauhati University. In his speech, he urged the students to participate in all the events for all-round development of their student life. He also encouraged the students to carry on with information-based studies. He further appealed to the students to maintain peace, unity and the spirit of brotherhood.
Dr Ranjan Kakati, Director of Students� Welfare in his speech said the youth festival would help extract the inherent qualities of the students and build a cultural team to compete at the national level.
Dr Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharyya, while speaking on the occasion, urged the journalist fraternity to focus on positive news and to disseminate the significant events organised at the Gauhati University for the welfare of the students.
The inaugural ceremony was followed by a cultural rally, in which nineteen colleges from across the State participated. The Indian Institute of Research and Development for Differently-abled (students with special needs) also took part in the rally for the first time.
Around 53 colleges represented by 350 competitors are participating in different events like music, dance, drama, Fine Arts, Quiz, debate etc. The theme of this year's National Youth Festival is �Deuka: Unleashing, Talent, Glittering Culture�. The inaugural ceremony was attended by all students� of GU, faculty members, research scholars.