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LPU celebrates One India 2019 festival

LPU celebrates One India 2019 festival
April 02
15:51 2019

JASWANT SINGH GANDAM & RAMAN NEHRA
India Post News Service

PHAGWARA: The three-day annual mega cultural diversity celebration, One India 2019 festival, concluded at Lovely Professional University (LPU) campus March 30.
March 30 was celebrative and informative in nature with unique presentations of hundreds of Indian festivals, rituals, cultures, traditions, businesses and achievements.
Maintaining measures of the respective occasions, over 10,000 student participants from 29 states and seven union territories of India and from over 50 countries worked together and converted LPU campus into a ‘Mini India’.

During this 10th edition of ‘One India’ fest, celebrating the theme of “Trade, Commerce and Industry”, LPU students promoted India as a fast emerging super economic power of the world by acquiring skills across all sectors.
Students not only represented their own respective states but other states also to showcase the spirit of ‘Unity in Diversity’.

International students participated actively along with their Indian counterparts to imbibe Indian ideologies and culture.
On all the three days, prominent judges from diverse fields including Director of All India Radio (Vividh Bharti programme, New Delhi) P.C. Sinha, theater artiste Bharti, quizmaster Anup, music queen Arunita (an LPU alumnus) rated the various fest-oriented activities of the students.

LPU Chancellor Ashok Mittal congratulated all students and their mentors for displaying a common and strong thread of unity amid diversity.
By visiting individual stalls, LPU Pro Chancellor Rashmi Mittal, Director General H.R. Singla and other university officials inspired students to stand united in all endeavours for the betterment of the community, the country and the world.

During concluding hours’ music and dance programmes “Sur Dhara” and “Jhoomo Re”, LPU students showcased folk songs and dances, traditional dresses and historical and cultural aspects of their respective regions. For this, over 150 exhibition and food stalls, over 50 folk music and dance performances depicted the magnanimity of oneness among all. Students of different states and countries celebrated festivals like Navaratri, Durga Puja, Eid-ul-Fitr, Gurpurb, Christmas, Jagannath Rath Yatra, flower fests of Sikkim, Boita of Odisha, harvest festivals Onam and Pongal of south India, the famous Bihu of Assam, and Morung of Nagaland among others.

Results of cultural celebrations:
For One India celebration: The first prize was won by School of Electronics and Electrical Engineering for representing Telangana, Two second prizes were won by School of Mechanical Engineering for representing Kerala and School of Agriculture for representing Punjab. Three third prizes were won by the Directorate of Distance Education for Karnataka, Mittal School of Business for representing Andhra Pradesh and School of Computer Science Engineering for representing Nagaland.

For One World celebration: The first prize was won by the School of Architecture and Design for representing Sri Lanka, Two second prizes were won by the Directorate of Distance Education for representing Nigeria and School of Polytechnic for representing the Democratic Republic of Congo. Three third prizes were won by the School of Hotel Management for representing Yemen, the School of Civil Engineering for representing Bhutan and the School of Computer Science Engineering for representing Afghanistan.

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