The Gauhati University Inter-College Youth Festival 2019 kicked off at the premises of the university at Jalukbari on Sunday with a 4-day-long programme.
The festival has been organised by the Post Graduate Students’ Union under the GU Sports’ Board.
The youth festival at GU is centrally organised after the zonal festivals held at four different zones.
This year, around 700 participants from 63 different colleges have joined the festival after being selected at the zonal level.
In the inaugural programme, Chief Guest Prof. Pratap Jyoti Handique, the Vice Chancellor of the university, hoisted the GU flag.
Prof. Handique wished all the participants ‘good luck’ and said along with academics, co-curricular activities are also equally important for overall growth of the students.
Attending the programme, All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi said the GU Inter College Youth Festival is a noble platform where students can showcase their talents.
“From time to time, the students under the university have showcased their talents in the national and international arena,” said Gogoi.
AASU president Dipanka Nath inaugurated the cultural procession.
Nath praised the students for the vibrant cultural rally showcasing the various cultural traditions of Assam.
Attending the programme, Dr. Ranjan Kr. Kakati, the director of Students’ Welfare, GU and secretary of the GU Sports Board welcomed all the participants and team managers.
Dr. Kakati said the festival is being conducted with all the conditions in mind and utmost care will be taken so that the event meets best possible professional standards.
The programme was also attended by the secretary, University Classes, GU, Dr. H.K. Nath and PGSU president Luckymoni Boruah, general secretary Nayan Jyoti Gogoi along with a host of other dignitaries.