9th Mile, Khanapara, Ri Bhoi, January 3, 2023: The 36th Inter-University North East Zone Youth Festival “YUVA PRATIBHA” is being organised by the University of Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM) under the aegis of the Association of Indian Universities New Delhi (AIU) from 4th to 8th January at the University campus.
Shri Bimal Borah, Hon’ble Minister of Cultural Affairs, Government of Assam, and other dignitaries, will inaugurate the Youth Festival on Wednesday, 4th January 2023.
A colourful Cultural Procession will be participated by student contestants of the youth festival, where they will display the ethnic mosaic of the North East. Some of the universities participating in the youth festival are Gauhati University, Cotton University, Bodoland University, ICFAI University, Tripura, Tezpur University, Dibrugarh University, National Sports University, North Eastern Hill University, Rajiv Gandhi University, Dhanamanjuri University, Manipur University, Manipur University of Culture, Royal Global University, Indian Institute of Information Technology Guwahati.
Some of the competitions to be conducted during the youth festival are Western & Classical vocal and instrument, Group Dance (Folk/Tribal), Skit, Mehandi, On Spot Painting, Elocution, Collage Making, Spot Photography, Clay Modeling, Debate, Folk Orchestra, Cartooning, Rangoli, Quiz, Mime and Mimicry.