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Mahila varsity to host youth fest Padmotsav

Mahila varsity to host youth fest Padmotsav
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Sri Padmavathi Mahila Visvavidyalayam SPMVV in Tirupati is all set to host a colourful mega youth event from October 7 The fiveday extravaganza will...

Tirupati: Sri Padmavathi Mahila Visvavidyalayam (SPMVV) in Tirupati is all set to host a colourful mega youth event from October 7. The five-day extravaganza will celebrate young talent in the southern region of the country with the true spirit of youth festival.

The university is hosting the festival for the second time after 2007 as it got the great opportunity to organise the 34th Inter University South Zone Youth Festival in collaboration with Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi. To resemble the name of the varsity the event was named as ‘Padmotsav’. The objective of the festival is to promote national integration, communal harmony and to inspire the youth by identifying their talent.

The organising secretary of the fest Dr U Himabindu told The Hans India that about 1200-1500 students and their accompanists from as many as 35-40 universities spread over entire South zone comprising Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are expected to participate and showcase their talent.

Already 25 universities have made registrations by paying the required fee while the other universities have communicated their participation to the organisers. All the participants will be accommodated at SPMVV hostels and for this purpose they have been vacating students by advancing Dasara holidays to the University. The Judges recognised by the AIU from across the country will judge the competitions.

According to Dr Himabindu, competitions will be held in five events – Music (Classical Vocal Solo, Instrumental Solo, Light Vocal, Western Vocal, Group Song (Indian and Western), Folk Orchestra etc.,); Dance (Folk/Tribal Dance, Classical Dance); Literary Events (Quiz, Elocution, Debate); Theatre (One Act Play, Skits, Mime, Mimicry) and Fine Arts (On the spot painting, Collage, Poster Making, Clay modelling, Cartooning, Rangoli, Mehandi etc.,).

On the whole competitions will be held in 27 categories at four venues in the University campus. Apart from Indira Priyadarshini Auditorium and the seminar hall in Saveri guest house, a big makeshift open auditorium will be arranged to conduct the events simultaneously. The Mokshagundam Visveswaraiah Block in the university will be the venue for fine arts and literary activities. Each University can send a maximum number of 40 members as contingent that includes participants, accompanists and others.

The University Vice Chancellor Prof V Durga Bhavani who will be the Chief Patron of the festival has formed 24 committees to look after various aspects of the organisation of the event. The organising secretary has said that the top three prize winners in all events will participate at National level youth festival. Competitions will be held on October 8, 9 and 10 while the first day will see registrations, rally and inaugural events and on October 11 the valedictory session will be held in which the names of winners will be announced and prizes are to be distributed.

On October 7 after registrations are completed from 9 am to 12.30 pm, there will be a mega rally of all the participants from 3 pm to 4.30 pm followed by inaugural function in which as many as five ministers are expected to grace the event. The President of AIU Sandeep Sanveti will also make his presence along with district officials.

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