- The occasion was conclusive day of national level fest tuned on Republic Day Celebrations to maintain unity in diversity
- His Excellency Ambassador of Romania to India Mr. Radu Octavian Dobre was accompanied by politicians, counselors, secretaries and administrative officers of Romania
- “Variegated colour, culture and vibrancy of India at LPU fascinated me much, I want to explore more of it:”HE Mr Dobre
- Students from all Indian states absorbed facts about illustrious history of India related to different periods including Medieval, Pre Independence, Post Independence and even Stone Age
His Excellency India Chargé d'Affaires of Romania, Mr Radu Octavian Dobre visited Lovely Professional University Campus and inaugurated ‘One India’ Expo-2016 today. The occasion was conclusive day of national level fest tuned on Republic Day Celebrations to maintain unity in diversity at the campus. HE Mr Dobre was accompanied by Counsellor political section Mrs. Daniela Maria Dobre secretaries and administrative officers of various departments. All visitors were surprised to see mammoth infrastructure, facilities and multi-ethnicity at the campus. On looking 28,000 students from all Indian states and 50 other countries absorbed facts and figures about illustrious history of India related to different periods- including Medieval, Pre Independence, Post Independence and even Stone Age.
Visiting 29 expo stalls representing different states of India separately, HE Dobre exclaimed: “Variegated colour, culture and vibrancy of India at LPU fascinated me much, and I want to explore more of it. Reaching here, I have been enthralled to see total India itself on the campus as students from all Indian states showcased complete India through depiction of varied culture, customs, traditions, languages, clothes and more.” Prior to this, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal and Pro Chancellor Rashmi Mittal welcomed the elite guests at the campus. Chancellor Mr Mittal conveyed: “Through celebrations like ‘One India’, LPU preserves the true spirit of cultural diversity, harmony, togetherness, energy and enthusiasm. The way students co-exist for different activities, we really feel proud of them.”
Celebrating theme of the year “Itihaas Ke Pannon Se”, LPU students had got clustered to display historic contributions of Indian States individually. At Jharkhand stall onlookers came to know about erstwhile rulers of Jharkhand the Shah Deos, who came to power after the Munda kings handed over the throne. Their Ratu palace was also showcased in miniature form. Tamil Nadu stall demonstrated three Tamil empires Chera, Chola, and Pandya of ancient origin, and similarly different stalls displayed their queens in palanquins and kings on thrones, whereas their soldiers and slaves were seen in service to them. Dominating personalities like Mahatma Gandhi at Gujarat Stall, Khudi Ram Bose at West Bengal and Shaheed Bhagat Singh at Punjab stall attracted students for their great sacrifices and inspiring stories. In the evening celebration, famous dance performances were made for Bharatnatyam, Bihu, Kaal-Belia, Jhoomar, Odishi, Mohiniattam, Lavani, Chhau, Naati, Ghoomer, Sammi and more.
As the cash prizes of Lakhs of rupees were to be distributed to the participating students and LPU schools, renowned judges had been invited to adjudge the varied performances and exhibition. The Judges included Western Music Specialist from West Bengal Mrs Rekha Mukherjee, Vocalist from New Delhi Mr Devendra Verma and Youth Welfare Officer at Punjab Agriculture University Ludhiana Prof Satbir Singh. In the end, different participating students and LPU schools were suitably awarded. LPU students of Distance Education also participated in equivalence to regular students, and represented Maharashtra State fantastically.