Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab, in collaboration with North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala (Ministry of Culture, Government of India), organized its national cultural festival, Ritvaan’18, at its campus from Friday to Sunday.
The festival commenced with the inaugural programme on Friday.
Air Marshal KS Gill was the chief guest for the occasion. Ravinder Sharma, Programme Officer, North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC), Patiala; Bhupindra Singh, OSD, NZCC, Patiala; Prof Paul A Baressi, Professor of Political Science, South New Hampshire University, USA; Prof Paramjit S Jaswal, Vice-Chancellor RGNUL and Prof GIS Sandhu, Registrar RGNUL, also graced the occasion.
The festival was inaugurated by lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the dignitaries present on the occasion alongwith Manoj Kumar Sharma, coordinator Ritvaan’18. Prof Paramjit S Jaswal, in his welcome address, expressed gratitude to NZCC Patiala for their cooperation and collaboration for organizing Ritvaan’18 at RGNUL.
Air Marshal KS Gill appreciated the efforts of the university in engaging the young minds in cultural activities. He observed, “RGNUL students would be a part of three pillars of democratic India.”
Folk artists from six states – Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana and Odisha enthralled the audience with their performance. Students from different Indian institutions participated in various events like extempore moot, lip-sync battle, plane crash, stage play, dance, law quiz, singing and fashion show.
Towards the end of the inaugural ceremony, Prof GIS Sandhu, registrar RGNUL, proposed a vote of thanks. He acknowledged and appreciated all the sponsors and collaborators for contributing towards the success of the event. The ceremony concluded with a felicitation of Ravinder Shama and Sanjeev to express gratitude towards NZCC.
On the second day of Ritvaan’18, participants showcased their talent in seven genres. The second day of the cultural fest featured diverse colorful performances. Malwai gidha and theme-based nukkad natak pulled the crowd in large number. Students from different institutes also participated in Just a minute crowd attraction, mad ads, singing, dancing and extempore moot (finals). Renowned Punjabi singer Garry Sandhu enraptured the ecstatic gathering at ‘Star Night’. The winners were felicitated on the concluding day of the cultural fest