Kolhan University has made its New Year resolution — reviving its youth festival after a gap of four years and hosting it regularly from now on.
The university had last organised the fest — incidentally the maiden one too — in February 2010 at Mahila College in Chaibasa. Then, a second edition of the event was not held.
“We were unable to host the youth fest in 2011, 2012 and 2013 as the varsity was relatively new and we had to devote our entire time and energy to infrastructure development. But for the sake of extra-curricular activities which contribute to the all-round development of students, we have decided to host it regularly now, starting from 2014,” Kolhan University pro vice-chancellor Shukla Mahanty said.
The venue for the varsity’s second youth festival, which will see over 700 students from its 28 affiliated colleges taking part, will be unchanged.
Participants will stay in Chaibasa.
The three-day festival will have events in 20 categories like solo dance, choreography, group dance, classical, semi-classical, eastern instrumental, western instrumental, debate, filmmaking, creative writing, mehendi, rangoli competition among others.
Though the fest will be held in February, exact dates are not yet final.“We will confirm dates soon,” Mahanty said.
Kolhan University has fixed the dates for its first inter-college athletics meet from February 11 to 13 in Jamshedpur.
The responsibility to host the event on behalf of the university has been given to Karim City College. JRD Tata Sports Complex will be the venue of the meet.