23rd March 2018, Jalandhar: Two-day annual mega-fest ‘One India-2018’ concluded on Friday at Lovely Professional University. While bidding adieu at the fest of the year, LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal gave his best wishes to thousands of LPU student-participants and on-lookers and invoked them all to prove to be the best global students from great learning from the fest. The highlighting factor of the two-day celebration remained that students of a particular state were seen working and performing for the other states. By doing in such a way, students availed a broadened opportunity to celebrate and pay respect to one another's culture and celebrations. The theme celebrated this year was “Festivals & Cultural Celebrations”. During the conclusive part of the fest, the valedictory ceremony witnessed a grand cultural showcase of continuous dance performances of all the states of India and award ceremony to expo and performance winners.
At all states’ expo and food stalls, students of different states including Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal and more were seen showcasing special ornaments, clothes, daily usage articles and attributes to students of other states and countries including Nepal, Bhutan, Sri-Lanka, Bangladesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and more. Students of one state described all about their fests and celebrations to those of other cultures. Students also enjoyed the foods of different states like Bhutte Kaa Kees, Methi Puri, Malpua, Rugra, Dhuska, Apple Flack, Gahat Kofta, Makhiani Lassi, Himachali Sidu and more. Sharing and exchanging culture of one another, students from Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, Rajasthan let other students enjoy North East, West Bengal, Telugu foods like Ghugne, Jhalmuri, Thuppa Soup, Bamboo Soft, Telebhaja, Mirpakaya and more. Same was seen during diverse music and dance performances where South Indian students performed for Bhangra, Giddah, Lavani, Ragini, Kalbelhia and North Indian students on Bihu of Assam, Kathakali of Kerala and more.
Anil Shah (a BBA student) from Gujarat and, B. Tech. CSE student Akshay from Mumbai shared unanimously that this is the real and humane learning at LPU campus for which we have come from far off states to study at LPU. Through such activities of utmost importance we are imbibing the spirit of being truly global citizens.
At Manipur stall MBA students Lucy, Phangjao Thapa, Kholpgani and B. Arch. student Joinalley made international and national students understand their customs, traditions, culture, and celebrations. Students of B.Sc. Agriculture Kiran Mei, Gayatri of Animation and Navjot Kaur of B Tech Bio-Technology from Punjab were seen helping at North East Stall. At Nagaland stalls, MCA students Keneisanuo Khoubre, Alemchila Walling and M.A. Pol. Sc. students Averi Shijo informed international students including Eliza from Uganda all about the best in their state. At Kerala stall, Arathy of M.Sc. Interiors and Rintu of B.Sc. Biotechnology were informing all about VISHU-the festival of fortune on the new year of Kerala.