Thursday, 6 October 2022

Youth Festival MKBU-2022

 Amrut Rang- Yuva Urja Mahotsav





The annual function of the Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University- the Youth Festival is after the gap of Two Years organised by the University from the host Institute the Takshashila Institute of Science and Commerce. 


The youth festival every time represents new themes, like the last time’s theme was Rang Mohan in 2019 and it was based on our Father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi, in this year's Youth festival’s theme was Amrut Rang and it was based on the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav  campaign of the current government of the India.


The youth festival was organised in 3 days scheduled from 19th to 21st September, before that there was a "Kalayatra" for the teams of various colleges of MKBU on 18th September.


Kalayatra


Kalayatra is a rally for the participant colleges to showcase their creativity with a theme. The main theme throughout the Kalayatra seems to be the New Education policy 2020 and the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and also Many participants came up with different themes and also they seem to have spent their funds on it. Kalayatra also seems to demonstrate the position of government colleges among the private institutes in comparison of budget.







Some also came up with messages to society and suggestive themes. I like the theme of Accidents on the road that was presented by the Samaldas Arts college.






The theme of local or tribal dance was also the enjoyable one.





I might have also liked the theme of Women empowerment but they only displayed the women of old times who also were queens and not of current time and success in their respective area of work who came from nothing and built their careers.





We, The Department of English also participated in the Kalayatra rally and had theme of Literature and Digital World.







The first day- 19th September


The first day started with the opening ceremony at 10am.The  main guest of the event was (those who know him called) “our beloved” Jitubhai Vaghani, who is the Education Minister in the state government of Gujarat. The other guests were Abhishek Jain (director, founder- Oho Gujarati), Kirtiben Danidhariya (mayor), Bhartiben Shiyal (Member of Parliament), Safin Hasan (IPS) etc.



The event started with Dance performance of Ganesh Vandana by the Group of Girls with disability of hearing and speaking. 



Safin Hasan Sir, the youngest IPS gave his last speech and attended the last event in Bhavnagar as he was transferred elsewhere. He also talked about the young generation as he called it the confused generation and not the misguided generation. What we need is the right path in this world full of variety. 



Moulik Pathak (Managing Trustee- Takshashila) also gave speech about what Takshashila institute is doing for the welfare of the Bhavnagar and have capacity to do such a great event for maharaja Krishnakumar Sinhji Bhavnagar University.  



Abhishek Jain gave the voice and spoke about the young artists and actors and was very inspirational to the young people who are interested in the field of theatre and movie. 

 

Bhartiben Shiyal (Member of Parliament) gave a speech about the vision of PM Narendra Modi for the sake of youth and also encouraging the young generation.


Our education Minister of the state, Jitu Vaghani also tried to awaken the spirit of the youth and recall the duty of students as the citizens of India.



After the various speeches of the guests, the main event of the day-1 of the youth festival began.



The major competitions of the day were Mimicry competition, Bhajan competition, instant drawing competition, Quiz competition (preliminary), Poetry competition, Folk dance competition, Maim competition, Collage competition etc .


The second day- 20th September 


On the second day of Youth festival there were competitions like Western song (group), Western Song (solo), Duha and Chhand, One act play, Mono Acting, Classical Dance, Skit, Classical Singing, Folk Song, Poster Making, Clay Modelling, Mehndi competition, Photography competition, Cartooning, Quiz final round, Assay writing, Short film competition etc.


In all these events I had attended classical dance and Skit, that was a very refreshing and nice experience.


Classical dance and music is something that even when you don't  have any technical knowledge or sense or taste about it but you can still like it or love it sometime, same goes for me.






Skit that means to be funny and silly was the best part at the end of the day that refreshed the mood after the long day.


Code 3

The very first performance by College(code) 3  was about the most famous antagonist of the Indian myth and epic Ramayana, Ravana who comes to visit the “Ram Rajya” that was established by the The King Ram of Ayodhyaa but rather he finds the modern day India with increasing crime and corruptions and inferiority in the modern society and old thinking and practices. 


Code 6

The second performance by College(code) 6  was about Lockdown and Things that happened During it. It also covered some recent events of woman abuse and crimes related to it. They questioned the mentality of society and where its leading the people. The performance gave the message of social reforming and women empowerment. 


Code 7

 This performance by college(code) 7 was a satire on current politics and trending topics. They used different aspects of satire like Farce, vit, black humour,  They showed by “Kama”, Gangubai, Pushpa etc, how people are being foolish to encourage some stupid people and even blindly follow them even if they don't know what knowledge of any subject or situation they got.


‘Kama’ is in real life got first public sympathy and later became famous by that but know people think that he has something in him and are blindly following him rather than realising that he is just a person who is autistic or have some difficulty and is got famous by public sympathy and not someone who can solve public issues or have political knowledge. Also how the philosophy of fictional characters like Pushpa and Gangubai is foolishly applied by people in reality.


Code 8

The performance of collage(code) 8 was about Humanity and the “WHY” question that why we are losing our humanity. The topic was about humanity but they focused more on modern lifestyles. That surrogate child, Babysitters and women who wear jeans are making humanity disappear. It was indeed funny but the message seems to be wrongly applied here, that modern life and facilities are the reasons for humanity to desepeare and that our moral schooling is becoming weaker and weaker. How we apply the morals in clothes and lifestyle but not understand human emotions.


Code 13

This performance was about Trial on Student and Teacher, and they tried to understand what is going wrong with children and education. They showed that its teachers fault that students are having useless educations and having appearance of stupid otherwise they are so bright and can learn on their own but the schools are useless. They even ponder the question of “Let them remain Children” and not burden them With education and books. Their focus was on childhood and They forgot to think about how they will become mature and deal with the adult world.


Code 19

It was already said to the audience that this performance is something that you don't have to apply logic and is completely for entertainment. The title was “Love e-story” and was compiled work of fiction and was far away form social issues and politics but was also something that is seen many times and was not new concept. Set in a rural background, love story of a bagger and a middle class girl.





The third day- 21st September


On the last day of the youth festival, there were only a few competitions like group song (Indian), elocution, Rangoli, installation, Debate competition. 


After all the competitions the works of Fine arts were open to public display.


The valedictory Function.



After all the competitions were done at 3:30 PM Afterward  the Ending ceremony was held in the Amphitheatre, in which the winners of all competitions were going to be declared and given the prizes and awards. 


The special Guests of the events were;

Do. Chetan Trivedi (Bhakt Kavi Narsinh Mehta University)

Ishani Dave (singer)

RJ Akash




                     

 

RJ Akash and Ishani Dave gave their performance and entertained the audience.

Later the prize distribution was started.


Winners of verious competitions


Winners of the Kalayatra of 2022:-

1  Shri Swami Sahajanand college of commerce and management, Bhavnagar

2 Sardar Patel group of colleges, Bhavnagar

3  K.R. Doshi group of colleges, Bhavnagar and Takshashila Science and commerce College, Bhavnagar 



 Mimicry:-

1 Sardar Patel group of colleges, Bhavnagar (Herma Raviraj)

2  Shri Swami sahajanand college of commerce and management, Bhavnagar (Rayjada Mahiraj)

3  K.R. Doshi group of colleges, Bhavnagar (Kaba Ravi)



 Bhajan:-

1 Shamaldas Arts College, Bhavnagar (Kunchala Ajit)

2 Maharani Shree Nandkuvarba Arts and Commerce College, Bhavnagar (Kanjara Bhumi)

3 Gopinathji Mahila Arts and Commerce College, Sihor (Parmar Pooja)


 Tatkal Chitra :-

1 Shree Swaminarayan College of Commerce and Management, Bhavnagar (Vaghela Hiral)

2 Shamaldas Arts College, Bhavnagar (Malvana Gunjan)

3 Maruti Vidya Mandir Group of Colleges, Bhavnagar (Solanki Vivek)


 Swarachit Kavya Pathan:-

1 Department of Psychology, Bhavnagar (Kamal Shurshti)

2 Shri Swami Sahajanand college of commerce and management, Bhavnagar (Vyas Ghei)

3 Department of English, Bhavnagar (Parmar Himanshi)


 Lok Nritya:-

3 MJ college of Commerce, Bhavnagar 

2 Sir P.P. Institute of Science, Bhavnagar 

1 Shri Swami Sahajanand college of commerce and management, Bhavnagar


Mime:-

3 MJ college of Commerce, Bhavnagar 

2 Shri Swami Sahajanand college of commerce and management, Bhavnagar

1 Maruti Vidhya mandir group of colleges, Bhavnagar 


Halvu Kanthy Sangit (Sugam Geet) :-

1 Shri Swami Sahajanand college of commerce and management, Bhavnagar (Dhapa  Jay)

2 Maharani Shree Nandkuvarba Arts and Commerce College, Bhavnagar (Terya Dhvani)

3 Nandkuvarba Arts and Commerce College, Bhavnagar (Gadhavi  Krishna)


Paper Collage:-

1 Shri Swami Sahajanand college of commerce and management, Bhavnagar (Vadodariya Prutha)

2 Sardar Patel group of colleges, Bhavnagar (Sapara Janki)

3 Maharani Shree Nandkuvarba Arts and Commerce College, Bhavnagar (Parmar Ayushiba)



Samuh Geet (Western):-

1 Shri Swami Sahajanand college of commerce and management, Bhavnagar

2 Sardar Patel group of colleges, Bhavnagar

3  VM Sakariya Mahila College, Botad


One act Play:-

1 Shri Swami Sahajanand college of commerce and management, Bhavnagar

2 MJ college of Commerce, Bhavnagar 

3 Sardar Patel group of colleges, Bhavnagar


Shastriy Gayan:-

1 Shri Swami Sahajanand college of commerce and management, Bhavnagar (Dave Isha) (there was only one participant)


Poster making:-

1 K.R. Doshi group of colleges, Bhavnagar (Solanki Yashasvi)

2 Shree Swaminarayan College of Commerce and Management, Bhavnagar  (Vaghela Hiral)

3 Maharani Shree Nandkuvarba Arts and Commerce College, Bhavnagar (Solanki Ishita)


Parshan Manch:-

1 Shamaldas Arts College, Bhavnagar 

2 Sardar Patel group of colleges, Bhavnagar

3 Gopinathaji Mahila arts and commerce college, Sihor .


Western Song (Solo):-

1 Shri Swami Sahajanand college of commerce and management, Bhavnagar (Shah Keval)

2 Sardar Patel group of colleges, Bhavnagar (Kahi Afaraj)

3 Department of English, Bhavnagar (Emisha Ravani)


Halvu Kanthy Sangit (Lok Geet):-

1 Shri Swami Sahajanand college of commerce and management, Bhavnagar (Gohil Mandeepsinh)

2 Shamaldas Arts College, Bhavnagar (Kunchala Ajit)

3 Maharani Shree Nandkuvarba Arts and Commerce College, Bhavnagar (Algotar Mansi) and Mandi Mahila College, Bhavnagar (Saiyad Sujay)


Clay Modeling:-

1 Shamaldas Arts College, Bhavnagar (Solanki Keyur)

2 Shri Swami Sahajanand college of commerce and management, Bhavnagar (Rajput Khushbu)

3 Department of English, Bhavnagar (Jeel Barad)


Mono Acting:-

1 Shri Swami Sahajanand college of commerce and management, Bhavnagar ( Deep Trivedi)

2 Department of English, Bhavnagar (Dhvani Rajyguru)

3 Maharani Shree Nandkuvarba Arts and Commerce College, Bhavnagar (Gohil Rinkuba)


Shastriya Vadan  (Tal Vadhya):-

1 Shri Swami Sahajanand college of commerce and management, Bhavnagar (Bhatti Shubham)

2 Department of Chemistry, Bhavnagar (Jadeja Babhadrsinh)

(There were only 2 participants)


Mehndi:-

1 Department of Economics, Bhavnagar 

2 Shree Umiya Mahila arts and commerce college, Lathidad

3 Department of Commerce, Bhavnagar


Nibandh :-

1 Sardar Patel group of colleges, Bhavnagar (Parmar Dhatri)

2 Shree Swaminarayan College of Commerce and Management, Bhavnagar (Rathod Hetal)

3 Department of English, Bhavnagar (Parmar Divya)


Shastriya Nritya:-

1 Sir P.P. Institute of Science, Bhavnagar ((Jadeja Mrunalba)

2 Shri Swami Sahajanand college of commerce and management, Bhavnagar (Vara Snigdha)

3 K.R. Doshi group of colleges, Bhavnagar (Dave Foram)


Tatkal Photography:-

1 Sardar Patel group of colleges, Bhavnagar (Joshi Devam)

2 Maharani Shree Nandkuvarba Arts and Commerce College, Bhavnagar (Antariya Anjali)

3 Department of Life Science, Bhavnagar (Dabhi Drashti)


Skit:-

1 Takshashila Science and commerce College, Bhavnagar

2 Sardar Patel group of colleges, Bhavnagar

3 MJ college of Commerce, Bhavnagar 


Short Film:-

3~ Department of English, Bhavnagar 

2~ Sardar Patel group of colleges, Bhavnagar

1~ Shri Swami Sahajanand college of commerce and management, Bhavnagar


Lok Vadhya Sangit Vrund:-

1 Sardar Patel group of colleges, Bhavnagar

2 Shri Swami Sahajanand college of commerce and management, Bhavnagar

(There were only 2 participants)


Shastriya Vadan (Svar Vadhya):-

1 Shri Swami Sahajanand college of commerce and management, Bhavnagar (Parmar Pareet)

2 Shamaldas Arts College, Bhavnagar (Dabhi Raju)

3 Sardar Patel group of colleges, Bhavnagar (Nimavat Pranav)


Cartooning:-

1 Shamaldas Arts College, Bhavnagar (Baraiya Jay)

2 Maharani Shree Nandkuvarba Arts and Commerce College, Bhavnagar (Solanki Avni)

3 Shri Swami Sahajanand college of commerce and management, Bhavnagar (Chavda Viraj)


Duha - Chhand:-

1 Shri Swami Sahajanand college of commerce and management, Bhavnagar (Parmar Madhav)

2 Sardar Patel group of colleges, Bhavnagar  (Sahu Dharvik)

3 Shamaldas Arts College, Bhavnagar (Gadhvi Vanraj)


Winners of Department of English












My experience of Youth Festival 


I have experienced this event from three points of view. First as an audience and viewer, second as a volunteer at the Department of English and third as a participant in the competition.


I have never been to any annual function in my graduation years, so it was my very first experience of a youth festival. I can say that it was the biggest and finest competition event that i have ever seen. Everything was well arranged and even a transport facility was available for the participants. I have also volunteered for help in the competitions that were orgenised to take at the Department of English. When the participants came they had to verify their registrations and there was no need to reveal the college names, every colleges were given code numbers, so the competitions appears to be transparent and fair.


I have also participated in the installation. We were unprepared and lacked the creativity that one needed in this competition. I can not say it was a good experience but it was a memorable one. It taught us the lesson to be prepared for what we get assigned to. So in the future, whether it be the same competition or any other, I will give my best work.







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  2. You described various themes of Skit very beautifully 👍

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