Jalandhar: International melodious performances marked the second day of ‘One World’ & ‘SAUFEST’ at LPU. International students of LPU, from 25+ countries, exhibited about melodies and various other indigenous specialties of their respective country. In addition, students from South Asian countries and AIU’s national youth festival winning universities also participated for light vocal music, folk orchestra and elocution categories. As such, different traditional, religious, patriotic, passionate and other melodies got mingled at LPU campus today. Chinese all time famous “Mo Li Hua” folk song, Mongolian long song “Urtyn duu”, Nepalese popular “Resham Firari”, Bhutanese “Rigsar & folk orchestral melodies of other countries let many thousands of students enjoy the rhymes and rhythms. Shows of dragons, elephants, horses and many more added luster to the festivals.
Present on the occasion, Joint Secretary of AIU, Mr Sampson David said: “I have attended so many youth festivals but the present two festivals going in parallel indeed have great dimensions. The credit goes to LPU for according such a mammoth design to the whole organization.”He asked the talented students of different universities to imbibe the very spirit of the fest for their all-round personality development. Prior to this, a book ‘Golden Saga of Youth Festivals’ was released which covers quotes of eminent personalities engrossed in youth activities.
The second day saw inauguration of 23 international stalls, from where students came to know that ‘Mo li hua’ literally means "Jasmine Flower” and it is a popular Chinese folk song, having popularity both in China and abroad. Mongolian students informed that their long songs are a unique singing genre with distinctive features and are called “Urtyn duu”- meaning long melodies as opposed to short songs. The most melodious folk orchestral presentation by the students of RTM university Nagpur was based on different 47 instruments. It presented all the facets of Maharashtra culture within 10 minutes, and it enthralled the audience to the core.
In addition, international students also exhibited currencies, royal heritage, geographical history, customs, costumes, languages, monuments in miniature forms, sports, mythical characters, success sagas, warriors and many more of their respective countries. Students also shared about their fairs and festivals like Navrooz, Calabar, Falgun, Boisakh, Eid, Saba Saba, Nane Nane, Umuganura, Yalda, Thimpsu, Tshechu etc.