Northeastern Universities: Nagaland and Manipur Universities shine at the 37th Inter-University National Youth Festival

37th Inter-University National Youth Festival
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Students from Nagaland University and Manipur University brought home several accolades after delivering stellar performances at the recently concluded 37th Inter-University National Youth Festival, “Hunar.” The festival was held at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, from March 28th to April 1st, 2024.

The students wore vibrant traditional and western attire, captivating the audience with energetic performances in folk and tribal dances, group songs, classical and western instrumental solos. The 37th Inter-University National Youth Festival featured a variety of events including folk and tribal dances, mimicry, skits, group songs, quizzes, classical instrumental solos, western instrumentals, spot painting, photography, installations, and debates.

A contingent of 18 enthusiastic participants represented Nagaland University, while the team from Manipur University comprised 16 members. Each participant showcased their talent and hard work on the national stage, resulting in significant recognition for their respective institutions.

The Nagaland University team excelled in various competition categories. They secured an impressive second-place finish in both the folk dance and western group song competitions. Additionally, the team’s cultural procession performance earned them a well-deserved fourth-place position.

The Manipur University (MU) team participated in six events during the youth festival. In the classical instrumental solo (percussion) event, MU secured the second position, followed by third place in classical vocal solo and western instrumental solo. Additionally, the MU team achieved second place in the western group song and cultural procession events.

The Nagaland University team received guidance from Dr. Rishikesh Fauzdar of the Department of Law and Dr. Gyati Yam of the Department of Forestry. Meanwhile, the MU cultural team was led by Assistant Professor Dr. Ksh Narayan Singh and MUSU Cultural Secretary Harlyson Ngathem.

This remarkable achievement is a testament to the creativity and talent of students from the Northeast. Both the universities have expressed its pride in the students’ accomplishments and their dedication to extracurricular activities alongside their academic pursuits.

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