Jamshedpur : The Graduate School College for Women will host the Youth Festival of Kolhan University this year.
The college is gearing up for the third edition of the festival to be held from March 16 to 18.
With an aim to help the students showcase their talents, the newly formed Kolhan University is all set to organise its third Youth Festival. Come March 16 and the campuses would reverberate with song and dance as 500-odd students from 25 different colleges are set to participate.
“We are trying to do our best to ensure that the youth festival passes without any glitch. We want the fest to be grand and 20 different events have been lined up for the festival,” said an official of the university.
The official informed that the events that are being planned are music (classical, light, group song, patriotic and folk), dance (folk tribal and classical), literary (quiz, debate in Hindi and English and recitation), theatre (one-act play, skits, mime, mimicry) and fine arts (on-the-spot painting, collage, rangoli) among others.
“This youth festival would provide a forum for the display of student-talent and creative skills and would emphasise the seamless interconnections between high education and culture,” said an official of Kolhan University.
He said that despite the fact that the university is only few years old, it has crossed already several milestone and hurdles in terms of managing varied academic and administrative issues in being the largest university of Jharkhand with 25 colleges with varied constituent and affiliated status.
“It is a great opportunity for us to host the inter-college event. The last two times, the Youth Festival was organised in Chaibasa. We will try our best to ensure that the festival is held in the most organised manner.
Preparations are going on in full swing,” said principal of Graduate School College for Women Usha Shukla.
The college has already formed committees to make their debut turn as a host successful. Apart from the regular teams like the souvenir and cultural committees, the college has also formed panels to take care of hospitality and other nitty-gritty.
The college is expecting more than 500 students during the festival. While outstation girls will be accommodated on campus, the cradle is still scouting for places to accommodate boys.
Students from 35 colleges from across three districts – East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharswan – will participate in literary, musical, theatre, dance and art events. Over the three days, there will be more than 10 events under six broad categories.