The India Post, Chandigarh, 23rd September, 2008:MCM DAV College for Women hosted the inauguration of the Panjab University Diamond Jubilee Youth and Heritage Festival for Zone B (2008-09) today. The four day event will include competitions in various cultural, intellectual and creative categories and will include participation from ten girls’ colleges, including three colleges from Ludhiana district. Mrs. Raji P. Shrivastava, IAS, Director Higher Education, Chandigarh Administration was the Chief Guest for the occasion.
Mrs. Shrivastava profusely appreciated the efforts of the college and congratulated the students and faculty for their panoramic presentations showcasing live modelling of Punjabi Folk traditions and customs in a village setting adjacent to the corporate and development oriented sector of information technology. The students staged street skits depicting the movement from traditional life styles to modern city settings in an environment blending the two streams. Inaugurating the four-day event, she expressed her extreme joy at the arrangements made by the host college. She underlined the significance of cultural events and complimented the college on its constant efforts at marching towards modernity with tradition by its side.
Mr. S. M. Kant, Director Youth Welfare Department, principals of the participating colleges and other local colleges were also present at the event which showcased a mosaic of cultural and intellectual talents in the students. Mr. Kant magnanimously congratulated the college on its stupendous efforts and appreciated the team work of the host college. He encouraged the participating teams to imbibe a healthy competitive spirit and learn from the platform of cultural events provided to them.
The first day of the festival included competitions in various categories of music and fine arts. In Group Bhajan and Shabad competition, the team from GCG 11 bagged the first prize, while MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36 grabbed the second spot. The teams from GCG-42 and Dev Samaj, Sector 45 shared the third prize. In the Group Song Competition, GCG 11 was declared first, with Dev Samaj-45 and MCM DAV College-36 on the second and the third positions respectively. In the Solo Song category, Anshu from GCG 11 got the first prize, with Sonia from Dev Samaj 45 and Megha from MCM DAV College-36 on the second and the third position respectively. In the Geet Ghazal Competition, Priyanka Singh from MCM DAV College-36 bagged the first prize, while Aarti Gill from GCG 11 and Gargi Halder from GCG 42 received the second and the third prizes respectively. In the Classical Vocal category Priyanka Singh of MCM DAV College-36 bagged the first prize, with Jaspreet Jassal in the second place and Sonia from Dev Samaj-45 and Veena Sunger from GGS-26 sharing the third position. In the Folk Song Competition, Jaspinder Kaur Romana from MCM DAV College-36 stood first, Sarita Sharma from GCG-42 was declared second and Veena Sunger from GGS-26 was awarded third prize.
In Clay modelling, Ridhi Thakur from MCM DAV College-36 stood first while Aarti from GCG-42 and Nisha Nain from GCG-11 stood second and third respectively. In Collage making, Preety from Home Science College-10 stood first and Sumita Malik from GGS-26 and Swati Sharma from MCM DAV College-36 were placed in the second and the third spot respectively. In Poster Making, Prabhjot Kaur from MCM DAV College-36 stood first and Manmeet Kaur from Govt. Home Science College-10 and Kanchan from GCG-11 stood second and third respectively. In On the Spot Painting, Alka from Govt. Home Sc. College-10 stood first, Vikas Kamboj from GCG-11 was second and Suman from GGS-26 and Gurkiran from GCG-42 were declared third. In Cartooning, Niharika Sharma from MCM DAV College-36 stood first with Sapna Rawat from GCG-11 and Prabhjot Kaur from GCG-42 on the second and third spot respectively. In Still Life, Sonia from GGS-26 was first, Meenu from GCG-11 was second and Divya Chauhan from MCM DAV College-36 was third.