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Northeast shines at national varsity meet

Northeast India was shining at 31st Inter University National Youth Festival (Yuva Shatha Sambrama-2016) just concluded at the University of Mysore on February 19. The participants from 70 universities took part in 27 events such as one-act play, presentation of western group songs, western vocal (solo), classical instruments (NP), poster making contest, skit, folk tribal dance, debate and quiz competition, cartooning, clay modeling and installation, skit, classical dance and vocal, mime, photography, rangoli, mime, light vocal, folk orchestra, and mimicry.

In the photography competition, students from northeast India bagged the first and second prizes namely Miss Indranee Kalita from Tezpur University and Mr Amar Laishram Swital of Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) Guwahati.

Swital is second semester student of MA Mass Communication in the Convergent Media and Technology course at ADBU.

The winning duo had secured same prizes at the East Zone Inter University Youth Festival called “Brahmaputra Mahotsava 2016” held at Tezpur University 3-6 January 2016.

ADBU is the first Catholic University and first Don Bosco Institution to take part in the National University Youth Festival organized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) with support from the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, Govt of India.

National Inter-University Youth Festival was started in 1954 under the aegis of then Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.


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Former HoD, Dept of Mass Communications at Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati, C.M. Paul was editor of The Herald weekly in Kolkata and director of Don Bosco International News Agency (ANS) based in Rome. He did MA in Journalism & Mass Communication from FORDHAM University, New York.

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