The India Post, Chandigarh, 18th December, 2008 :It was the proud moment in the history of Panjab University that it hosted the prestigious North Zone Inter University Youth Festival for the first time. The landmark in the history of the 24th youth festival is that Panjab University was declared the Overall Champion and bagged the Overall Trophy. The Panjab University declared the winner of the Overall Trophy after winning Literary, Fine Arts, Theatre and Music items.
Total 18 Universities from North India and 675 students participated in the 24th North Zone Inter University Youth Festival. These participants had already topped in their respective areas in the inter-zonal festivals of their universities. The participants competed in the fields of Music, Theatre, Fine Arts, Folk Art, Heritage, Quiz, Poetical Symposium, Debates, Dances and Painting, etc. according to Dr. S.M. Kant, Director, Youth Welfare.
Dr. Surinder Sharma Advisor to V.C. cultural & Academic Affairs and Dr. S.M. Kant Director Youth Welfare, Panjab University, Chandigarh presenting the Overall Trophy bagged by Panjab University to the Prof. R.C. Sobti, Vice Chancellor of the Panjab University, Chandigarh.