Excelsior Sports Correspondent
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13: Chandigarh University (CU) Gharuan has created history by lifting overall 35th Inter- University Youth Festival 2020 trophy, organized by Association of Indian Universities(AIU).
36 students of Chandigarh University won overall trophy in Theatre and Fine Arts and also won 9 gold and 4 silver medals in the different categories. Student teams from 93 universities have participated in the Youth Fest held at Noida.
This was announced during a press conference at Chandigarh by Dr AS Kang and Manish Jhangra of the Department of Student Welfare, Chandigarh University.
Elated over the performance of the university students, Vice Chancellor, Chandigarh University, Dr RS Bawa said, “This performance by the students has been possible as they themselves are very talented and at their talent was nurtured by some of the best faculty members from the fields of Theatre, Dance and Music.”
Prior to this win, team Chandigarh University had shown glorious performance at National level Youth Festivals 2019 by bagging overall runners up position while the theatre team of the varsity have created a national record by winning the overall theatre trophy consecutively for the fourth year.
He further said it is an honour to announce that Chandigarh University became first to bring overall National Championship trophy in Tricity. 93 university teams with 1600 participants from northern India took part in various contests of music, theatre, dance, literary and fine arts this year. Chandigarh University bagged the overall trophy by winning 9 first positions in One Act Play, Skit, Mime, Clay modelling, On-the-spot-photography, Installation, Procession, Folk dance, Collage making, and Four 2nd positions in on the spot painting, Poster making and Vocal solo( western),Group song (Western) .
Vice Chancellor also announced that all the National Award winning performances would be exhibited in Tagore Theatre to the public of Tri-city in the 3rd week of February.