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THE 33RD INTER UNIVERSITY SOUTH ZONE YOUTH FESTIVAL 2017
The Association of Indian Universities(AIU) and the Ministry of Youth Affairshas been organising Cultural festivals in 5 zones(West, East, North, Central and South) in India since 1985, to promote excellence and developments in the fields of arts andculture, particularly with reference to India’s ancient heritage, its evolution through the ages and its reference to modern arts, aesthetics, literature, culture and social perception, thus bringing about understanding and appreciation between the young and energetic talents of different regions of India. The 33rd Inter University South Zone Youth Festival 2017 was hosted by Hindustan Institute of Technology& Science, Chennai from 18th December to 22nd December 2017.The festival is made up of various events such as Classical vocal solo, Classical instrumental solo, Light vocal, Western vocal solo, Group singing Indian, Group singing western, Folk orchestra, Western instrumental solo, Folk/tribal dance, Classical dance Indian, Quiz, elocution, debate, one act play, skit, mime, mimicry, on the spot painting, collage, Poster making, Clay modelling, cartooning, Rangoli and Spot photography. The winners get to represent in the National Rounds, where all zones in India come together to compete. The winners of the National rounds will showcase their performance in the South Asian Universities Festival (SAUFEST), which is being held for the past 10 years. Among the above said events our University students Akalya Ravichandran, R.Apoorva, R.Premi, S.Dinesh, R.Elakkiya, R.Shivnehelan, M.Uma Maheswari, N.Indhuvathana, S.Sharumathi, Karamchand Kandasamy, Gayathri.G, R.S.Aafreen and M.Sanjay participated in Cultural rally, Folk dance, Folk orchestra, Elocution, mimicry and Debate. In folk dance, our students performed Paraiyaattam, Thudumbaattam, Karagam and silambam and in folk orchestra they used various instruments such as Parai, Thudumbu and other creative musical instruments to bring up various rhythms. They were trained in a short span of 14 days by Mr.Gurunathan, who is an expert in Parai,Thudumbu and Silambam; and Mr.Elavazhagan, who is an expert in Karagam.It was a really proud moment to represent our University, as we were the only law Universityto perform Traditional dance and folk orchestra and the very first National law University to participate in South Zone Youth Festival. The constellation prize to be mentioned here is R.Elakkiya from 3rd year B.A.,LL.B(Hons) bagged 4th place in Elocution competition and has got the privilege to attend the National rounds which is going to be held in Ranchi University from 16th February to 20th February 2018.