MCM DAV team wins quiz at PU youth fest
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, November 4
The team of MCM DAV College, Sector 36, won the quiz held on the second day of the Zone-A Youth Festival of Panjab University at the Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, here today. The team of the host college was finished second.
The team of MCM DAV included Geeta Dhawan, Deepti Uppal and Aprajita Gautam. The team members of the host college were Prabhleen, Avnit Deogar and Sukhveen.
The day’s proceedings started with a debate on ‘Status of women in a changed economic scenario where they were rubbing shoulders along with the menfolk’.
Jyotika from the GGS College for Women won the contest. The second place was bagged by Ahimpreet from MCM DAV, while the third position was bagged by Anu Brar from the Government College for Girls, Sector 11.
The poetical symposium witnessed an interesting competition. Except for two competitors, who recited self-composed poems, all others picked some of the literary jewels from the pen of Harivanshrai Bachchan, Manik Verma, Rajender Rajan, Ashok Anjum and Ved Prakash Mani, to name a few.
Meenakshi Tiwari from MCM DAV was adjudged the winner. Jyotika from the host college stood second while Geetanjali Dhankar from GCG, Sector 11, was declared third. Amandeep Kashyap from Dev Samaj College, who recited ‘Bal vidhwa’, a poem by Dhaniram Chatrik, was also appreciated by the audience.
Mr H.K. Dua, Editor-in-Chief of The Tribune, said the city stood out in the country by virtue of its vibrancy in the academic circuit. There were abundant opportunities in a various areas of education, including medical, engineering, architecture, arts and even theatre.
“Youth is a period of preparation for future. This age group has immense energy which needs to be properly directed for its full utilisation. Good deeds are infectious. If youths picked on even a single person, each, in their lives for assistance in education, it will make a big difference to society,” he said.
He said one third of the national population was illiterate. A large number of children could not go to school due to various reasons. Helping such children would be a service to the nation.
Lauding the work of the host college in higher education, Mr Dua said students should remember that Guru Gobind Singh sacrificed his sons for the country. The generation now was passing through times when people “often sacrificed their country for their sons”. “One needs to remember the value of the Guru’s dedication while studying in a college named after him,” he added.
Earlier, Dr Indarjit Walia, Principal of the college, welcomed the guests. Prabhleen Kaur from GGS College won the essay-writing contest. Monika Sharma from GCG, Sector 11, and Amita Pahwa from the Government College for Girls (GCG), Sector 42, adjudged second and third, respectively.
Megha Dhamija from MCM DAV College won the poem-writing contest. Nikha and Jyoti Sharma, both from the Government College of Girls, Sector 11, were second and third, respectively.
Aishwarya Singh from MCM DAV and Sikha Wadhwa from Home Science were the top two winners in the story-writing contest. Shilpi Chaudhary from GCG, Sector 42, won the third prize.
Monica Verma from GCG, Sector 42, Natasha from MCM DAV and Narinder Mann from GCG, Sector 11, were the winners in the histrionics contest. The team of the host college won the drama contest, while the second position was bagged by the team of GCG, Sector 11. MCM DAV team bagged the third place. Yogita from the host college bagged an individual prize in the contest.