LPU organized One World – Association of Indian Universities (AIU) 2nd International Youth Festival that showcased the world’s rich cultural legacy. The festival’s main attraction was the cultural parade, which highlighted the distinctive cultural characteristics of various countries. The One World cultural festival provided a platform for students from many nations to share their cultural heritage. The festival aimed to promote international unity and honor cultural diversity.
The celebrations began with a 4-kilometer-long procession of students carrying flags and banners representing their respective nations and universities. The procession exhibited the art, culture, sports, distinctiveness, and innovations of other nations before coming to a stop at LPU’s Baldev Raj Mittal Unipolis arena.
The Bhangra dancers, wearing the vivid colors of Punjab, entered the parade to the beat of the dhol. The dancers’ enthusiasm made the performance a visual delight. They wore traditional Punjabi garb, including colorful turbans for the males and salwar kameez for the women.
The next state to demonstrate its culture was Gujarat, with a group of dancers performing the well-known folk dance, Garba. The performance was complemented by the melodic sounds of the dandiya, and the dancers wore vibrant chaniya cholis.
Other states were represented in the cultural march, including Rajasthan, which is known for its ancient Ghoomar and Kalbeliya dances, and Maharashtra, which is known for its lavani dance. The spectacular performances were enhanced by the beautiful costumes used by the artists.
The parade also included performances from the eastern and northeastern states of India, with the Bihu dance from Assam and the Chhau dance from West Bengal. Both dances were performed with intricate movements, and the performers wore traditional clothing such as dhoti and kurta for men and Mekhela chador for women.
A parade was also performed by a group of students from Tamil Nadu, showcasing the Bharatanatyam traditional dance style. The dancers wowed the audience with their sophisticated footwork and hand movements while wearing traditional silk sarees.
The festival also featured performances from students of nations like Bhutan and Nepal. Apart from the performances, stalls were set up by students from different countries, where they showcased their traditional food, clothing, and artifacts. The stalls were a huge hit among the visitors, who got a glimpse of the diverse cultures from across the globe.
In conclusion, the One World cultural fest celebrated cultural diversity and promoted the idea of cultural exchange and harmony among different nations. The international performances and stalls added an extra flavor to the fest, making it a grand success. The cultural parade was a visual treat, and the performers did a fantastic job of bringing their respective nations’ unique cultures to life. The event was a grand success and left a lasting impression on all those who attended it.