BHU’s inter-faculty cultural fest – SPANDAN 2020 begins

Varanasi: The five-day annual cultural fiesta of Banaras Hindu University – ‘Spandan-2020’ began on high note on Sunday. The opening day of the inter-faculty cultural witnessed a series of events including music and rangoli making.

As many as 31 competitive events dedicated to literature, music-dance, drama and visual arts are being held on the campus with active participation of students from all departments, institutes and colleges.

The main function is being held at the Amphitheatre ground. Besides, the activities are also being held at Pt Omkar Nath Thakur auditorium, KN Udupa auditorium, Swatantrata Bhawan, Institute of Science, Faculty of Visual Arts, and the department of journalism.

Under the auspices of the union ministry of human resource development a 50-member group of students from Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) are also taking part in the Spandan.

On the first day of Inter- faculty Youth Fest of Banaras Hindu University, ‘SPANDAN’ the preliminary round of Quiz Competition was conducted at Department of Journalism and Mass Communication under the supervision of Prof JS Jha, Prof Neeraj Khare, Prof Anurag Dave, Dr. Neha Pandey, Dr Sanjeev Yadav, Dr Omprakash, Dr. Ashutosh Mohan. As many 60 students from 20 faculties and institutes participated out of whom six teams were selected for final round. This event was inaugurated by Prof. KK Singh from the Department of Statistics.

Rangoli event was organized at Faculty of Visual Arts. Professor K.K Singh inaugurated the event whereas the event coordinator Prof. Hiralal welcomed the chief guest along with other dignitaries. As many as 17 participants from different faculties took part in the event. The time allocated was 2 hours and 15 minutes. The participants gave various beautiful messages like ‘Netrdan, Mahadan’ through their design. Prof Jasvindar Kaur, Faculty of Visual Arts, Dr Kiran Singh and Dr Swati Mital, Faculty of Science were among the judges.

The magic of classical instrumental was spread throughout in the Pandit Omkarnath Thakur Auditorium. The first performer Hemant Pandey, set high standards by his performance which was followed by Uday Shankar Mishra of DAV and Gopal Krishna of IIT BHU. Prem Chand of Performing Arts, Anjoy Ranjan Das of Faculty of Arts and Ashwani Pandey of Faculty of Education were also among the best performer of the day. The judges for the competition were Prof. Praveen Uddhav, Pandit Kishan Ram and Dr. Saumya Kanik Mukherji. Alongside, the chief guest Prof KK Singh, dean of Science Faculty and Prof K Shashi Kumar, dean of Performing Arts were also present on the occasion. In the second session the classical instrumental non percussion sitar was held. There were seven teams in including Flute, Sitar and Santoor. Shubham Kumar from faculty of Arts left the audience spellbound with his flute performance. All the participants were judged by Dr Minu Pathak, Dr Jitendra Goswami, Dr Anjali Sharma.

The elocution competition was held at the Lecture Theatre of Institute of science. The participants gave their views on the topic ‘We want to live the dream of Mahamana, to be a good citizen’. The total participants were 58 from various Faculties. For Hindi elocution, the jury members were Dr Usha from Malviya Mulya Anushilan Kendra, Dr Sneha Tripathi from central Library, Dr Vipin from Hindi Department. For English elocution, Dr Parul Jain from Department of Economics, Dr AK Shrivastava from Institute of Science, Dr Dhitri Rai Dalai from Faculty of Arts were present there. For Sanskrit, the juries were Dr Upendra, Dr CP Jaiswal and Dr Mishrilal and all the Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vigyan faculty were present on the occasion.

“On spot painting ” was organized at the faculty of Visual Arts. The theme for the painting was ‘Holi’ and ‘Ek Bharat, Shresth Bharat’. The Jury comprised of Prof Satyendra Singh Bavni (Vasanta, Rajghat), Prof Saroj Rani (MMV) and Suresh Chandra Jangid (Faculty of Visual Arts). The Venue Coordinator of the event was Prof. Hiralal Prajapati (Faculty of Visual Arts). The participants expressed their ideas on canvas and filled them with colour. Each participant was given 2hr and 15min for the painting. A total of 15 students took part in this competition.

The event of Mime was held in Swatantrata Bhavan with 17 teams. The guests of the event were RN Singh from AIHC, Dr DN Singh, Prof KK Singh from Department of Statistics, Dr. Raghav Kumar Mishra (Department of Zoology), Dr Sangita Jain (Department of English), Dr Poonam Singh (Department of Sanskrit, DAV). The Mime competition had various themes including societal and environmental issues. The aim was to convey an important message for all the youngsters.

The cartooning event was held on the theme ‘Unity in Diversity’ at the Faculty of Visual Arts. The jury members were Dr Saheb Rai Tuddu, Dr Mahesh Singh and Dr Sunil Kumar Kuswaha from MMV. Both themes were beautifully expressed through their given tasks.


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