*Event to bring students from different states of India (presently 28) to understand each other culture better
*Students put in various stalls depicting food, dresses, dances etc
*Great Effort to let students have mutual respects for each other’s heritage
Jalandhar: Having many thousands of students from almost all Indian states and territories, Lovely Professional University has been continuously in letting the students bring closer and increase the appreciation of different culture under the umbrella of annual mega cultural episode ‘One India’. An event depicting the great oneness amid vast diversity of India. This year, University has taken a patriotic initiative for 3rd episode of ‘One India’ to memorialize India’s Freedom Struggle & Role of the Leaders from different states in gaining the golden day of 15thAugust, 1947 for all Indians. The special attraction remained the great Progression of One India Express (Cultural Procession), where 28 contingents from all the states of India constituted by different schools of the University depicting contributions in freedom through their respective state. One was having the Group of Maharani Lakshmi Bai, the others of Saheed Bhagat Singh, Maharana Partap, Veer Shiva Jee, Mangal Pandey, Chander Sekhar Azad and so on other sung and unsung martyrs and leaders of freedom struggle. Starting from one corner of the campus it culminated on the other with enthusiastic high volume “Vande Matram” and other patriotic slogans all the way of its progression. It was followed by exhibition of different Indian States, Rhythmic dance and song performances, and in the evening enchanting Light & Sound Show. The whole programme was intended to raise awareness about the different aspects of Indian culture and bring students closer.
Addressing the students, the Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal said: “Having more than 25000 students from various states and cultures all over India; the University strongly pulses its prime responsibility to let students have mutual understanding towards each other’s cultural heritage, customs, traditions, languages and related specialties. As such, it is very important that they should realize the One-Ness that keeps binding all Indians together.” He added: “The cultural mega event ‘One India’ of the University plays a great required role on these lines. During this year event, we are idolizing India’s Freedom Struggle & Role of the leaders from different states for Independence, under factual depictions.
In fact, it is all for the general benefit of the students so that they may keep remembering the big stories of sacrifices and struggle which are letting all of us live in the present atmosphere of ease, peace and prosperity. After invocation to all the martyrs for their sacrificial fearlessness and gallantry, the show took off with the cultural dances of various states like Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Orissa, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Pondicherry and Rajasthan. Students had set up kiosks at the different parts of the campus to put on view the better aspects in relation to national character and patriotism in their respective states. The tomorrow of this big show will reveal Exhibition of different states, Rhythmic performances at Campus stage and Prize Distribution.
On contacting, Mishara, an international student at the University, who has come from Sri Lanka, said: “I was not fully aware about India but visiting different kiosks, I have a great feeling of travelling various states of India to experience the country with such diverse cultural heritage. Also, this event has definitely given me a detailed insight into how India got Independence from British Rule.”