- The conclusive day of the fest advocated global cooperation
Annual 3-day cultural fest Spectra-2016 concluded at Lovely Professional University amid performances for international dances & songs by national as well as international LPU students. Along with thousands of national students, international students from 50+ countries also participated in large number to compete and imbibe the assorted cultures. On-looking students equally enjoyed and absorbed the true spirit of different musical forms be it Indian Kuchipuddi, Odissi, Bharatnatyam; Yemeni popular dance ‘al-Bara’; Maldivian ‘Bodu beru’; Sri Lankan ‘Kandyan’; Somali ‘Dhaanto’; the ‘Deuda’ dance of Nepal; Sudanese ‘Nuba Moro’; Rwandan ‘Intore’; ‘Jerusarema’ of Zimbabwe; or, Bhutanese ‘Rigsar’.
At different venues of the university, competitions for Collage making on the theme of world peace, Clay-modeling on the theme of mother & child, Cartooning on modern scenario and waste material productions for Installation also conveyed great messages to the student-audience. With these participations, the fest concluded for 50+ competitions, where 3000 LPU students showcased their individual talent in 5 categories of music, dance, theatre, literary & fine arts. The winners of these different competitions will further participate in the national level event ‘Youth-Vibe-2016’ to be held from 18th to 22nd October 2016 at LPU Campus.
Two of the students from Sri Lanka Harsigha Balasubramaniam (Bachelor of Physiotherapy) and Nilukshi Priyanthika (B Sc Fashion Design), both of whom are dancers for Sri Lankan dance form ‘Bharatham’, shared that they are indeed lucky to join LPU where they have come across thousands of students of varied cultures and nationalities. Another student Randhir Shandilya from New Delhi shares: “Being a part of “Spectra”at LPU, I have developed a great confidence within. At first, I was hesitant to converse with other students, and now working in teams of mixed cultures I have learnt to be a true global citizen. This will certainly pave a great way for my bright career ahead.”
While honouring the winner-students, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “We at LPU are happy to see the amazing talent that LPU students possess. I feel proud while sharing that be it the field of academics, research, placements, entrepreneurship, cultural and volunteer activities; LPU students are seen ahead of all. LPU is the first private university which has won top positions many a times at AIU’s (Association of Indian Universities’) zonal and national competitions. The events like ‘Spectra’ are a first pedestal for you all to next reach greater heights. The only thing needed is participating spirit and passion for the field chosen.” On this occasion, Pro Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal also accompanied him.
The results of different competitions are:
In Rapstar:Western Solo category Kunda Teddy Mumba from School of Computer Science & Engineering stood first, Mimicry competition Amar Kumar from School of Hotel Management and tourism stood first, Debate competition Jatin Saini scored first position in School of Business, In Folk Dance Solo category Gagandeep stood first in School of BioEngineering & BioSciences and in Collage Making competition Usha Agarwal from School of Electronics & Electrical Engineering was first.