YOUTH FEST IN THE CITY
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada university held an inter-college youth fest at its 731-acre sprawling campus. Over 2,000 students from 175 affiliated colleges of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (BAMU) demonstrated their skills and talent in different art forms during the four-day youth festival. The festival was held from 29th October onwards. BAMU has the jurisdiction over Osmanabad, Beed, Jalna districts and colleges from all these places registered and participated.
1,070 boys, 846 girls, 157 male team leaders and 106 female team leaders participated in the festival. The university appointed 57 supervisors to ensure necessary arrangements. Mustajeeb Khan, director of students welfare at Bamu, on Tuesday, said the university has set up 15 committees for the success of the festival. Adequate signages were put on the campus on which events are taking place at which stage. And special care was taken for ensuring the best food and accommodation is provided to the participants.
Although meticulous efforts were taken in the arrangement, Several outstation students attending the ongoing youth festival at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (BAMU) complained about the absence of transport arrangement on campus.While no such arrangement is made every year, students demanded special transport facility to ensure that no hardship is faced by anyone while moving from one venue to another on the sprawling 731-acre campus.A total of seven stages have been set at different locations where several simultaneous events are going on. Over 2,000 students from 175 affiliated colleges are participating in the four-day mega event.
"It is a genuine demand from participants to ask for conveyance arrangement. Even a few numbers of either four-wheelers or small buses would have been useful. The university can do cost-cutting on other expenses if need be," said Tukaram Saraf, a student activist. Mustajeeb Khan on the other hand said, said a large section of participating colleges brings their own vehicles that are used by students for transportation on campus. "Major chunk of students use their college-hired vehicles for moving on campus. We have no issues with making separate arrangements but it would be sort of duplication measure"
The 14th state-level inter-university youth festival held at Bamu in last November was a successful event. P N Pabrekar, the governor-appointed representative who was overseeing the organization of the festival, had underlined the need for auditing the outcome of state-sponsored student festivals. It is not a question of expenses, but it needs to be assessed what talent these events have been offering to respective industries and fields in real, he had said.
The students performed 35 different art forms during the event. Folk dance, classical dance, group singing (Indian and western), 'lawni', 'powada', 'bhardu', 'vasudeo', 'bhajan', 'gondhal', mimicry, skit, mime, one-act play, folk drama, 'rangoli' making, sculpture, poster making, cartoon making, collage making, elocution, debate, poetry reading, quiz, classical singing, semi-classical singing and playing of traditional instruments are some of the art forms were covered during the festival.
As the guest of honor, Actor Pratiksha Lonkar presided over the inaugural event, while actor Sandeep Pathak was the chief guest for the valedictory function. Both these actors hail from Marathwada and served as an inspiration to all the participating students.