It was a splash of colours at the Rayat-Bahra Group Patiala Campus which hosted a Talent Hunt cum cultural fest `Aafreen -2017’, an extravaganza of dance and music, to welcome the fresh students. It was a rich feast of cultural items and different competitions which got thunderous applause from the packed pandal.
Bhangra and gidha were the two items at Rayat-Bahra Patiala Campus cultural fest Aafreen-2017 that got wide applaud and the young boys and girls dressed in their colourful best danced in gay abandon to the beat of drums and dhols. The performing students were lustily cheered by the audiences. The Malwai bhangra was a special treat to watch as young boys danced to soulful singing.
The function was presided over by the Dean, Colleges, Punjabi University, Dr Kulbir Singh Dhillon and Registrar, Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology (SLIET, Longowal) Prof (Dr) Sanjay Marwaha. They were welcomed ceremonially by Patiala Campus students along with Campus Director Dr Piush Verma and Principals. The function started with the lightening of the lamp followed by Shabad.
Gurvinder Singh Bahra, Chairman of the Rayat-Bahra Group of Institutions (RBGI), was the chief guest at the programme which continued for almost five hours.
Skits, dances- Punjabi, Rajasthani , Gujrati, Kashmiri, melody songs, folk dances, folk songs, western dance, and choreography were other highlights of the fiesta. Solo dance performances were also great attractions of this programme. The students also showcased their talent in Rangoli, collage-making, anchoring and Ad-Mad Show.
All the winners of various activities received the prizes from the Chief Guest. Topper students of all the branches of different colleges were also awarded prizes and certificates for their Academic Excellence. Students with Campus Placements were also awarded prizes due to their placements in different MNCs.
First year students exhibited their talent in Modeling with courage, confidence and surprised the audience with their stage show. Rayat-Bahra Group always encourages such type of events for the overall personality development of the students. The judgment team had a tough time selecting the winners from very close competitors. Rupinder Virk – B.Tech CSE 3rd Sem, was adjudged as Miss Fresher and Rupanjit Singh of B Pharmacy 1st Sem Mr Fresher. Similarly, Rubel of Law Deptt was declared Ms Personality and Husain Ali of Law Deptt 1st Sem, was adjudged Mr Personality.
Chairman of the RBGI Gurvinder Singh Bahra, in his address, lauded the performance of the students and appreciated their skills and talents and encouraged them to participate in more and more such events. He applauded all the participants’ role that they enacted in various events and said that every student is carrying an art in him/her and if that art is nourished well in time, it can take them to heights.
Campus Director Dr Piush Verma exhorted the students to excel both in curricular, co-curricular activities. He too praised their talents and said that the students’ stage performance was par excellence and their confidence most commendable. He thanked all the Director-Principals, coordinators of all the events, Director-Principals, faculty members, students and staff for their continuous efforts to make the event an extraordinary show. He also stressed that the students should do the same in their academics.