- The festival witnessed more than 3500 students from around 50 colleges and universities from Delhi NCR.
- Various competitions like Street Play, Music & Dance, Creative Writing, Visual Art and Film Submission was a part of the Utsav.
New Delhi, February 13, 2019: The 4th edition of cultural festival – UDAAN UTSAV ’19 kicked off today at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi. The event was inaugurated by eminent Actor, Singer, Politician & MP – Mr. Manoj Tiwari. The 3-day event (February 12 -14) was full of youthful vibrancy as more than 3500 college students and 50 Delhi university colleges participated in huge numbers. To celebrate the learning & entertainment, Udaan Utsav witnessed cultural activities and competitions in different categories of Street Play, Music & Dance, Creative writing.
The first day was a fun-packed chain of performances, competitions, games and activities along with mouth smacking dishes from its food counters. Students showcased striking talent in various creative fields. A total of 15 teams participated in Nukkad Natak, 100 teams in painting, 20 individuals performed in solo dance and 6 bands participated in the music bands competition. Besides in the music solo competition around 35 students took part and 150 individual artists in the creative writing competition.
Other prominent guests present at the Inauguration ceremony were Kartikeya Sharma; Founder & Promoter – iTV Network;Sandeep Marwah, Director – Asian Academy of Film & Television & Asian School of Media Studies; Deepshikha Kumar Anand,Founder and CEO – SpeakIn and Rakesh Mittal, General Secretary – Bharatiya Chitra Sangh.
Speaking about the event, Manoj Tiwari said, “Congratulations to Udaan for their commitment and dedication to awaken the young minds to India’s cultural richness. I am delighted to be a part of this platform again and would like to wish all the very best to all the young talented students who represented their talents here today. May they go a long way to take our country’s rich cultural heritage to a different level.”
Anupam Bhatnagar, Director, UDAAN said “UDAAN Utsav is back with a bang, fanfare and excitement at IGNCA. All art aspirants from Colleges and Universities look forward to the spectacular UDAAN Utsav every year. The organising team invites all art and culture buffs to witness the extravaganza at the biggest art centre of Delhi, IGNCA.”
Sumit Maluja, Convenor of UDAAN, said, “Udaan welcomes all the students from Delhi NCR who have come under one platform to showcase their talents and creativity by bringing up India’s contemporary issues. We hope, this fourth edition will be a grand success too and the students will hugely benefit from the workshops in which they will participate thus contributing to India’s rich cultural diversity.”
“In addition to the array of competitions in theatre, writing, music, dance, films, visual arts and other arts, this year UDAAN has added many additional fun- filled activities for audience too. All in all, three days full of colours, dreams, youthfulness, celebrations and excitement await”, added Prerna Malhotra, Co-Convenor, UDAAN.
The 4th edition of Udaan Utsav will aim to sensitize the youth about India’s contemporary issues and make them aware of the country’s cultural diversity. Eminent personalities such as singers Padmashri Malini Awasthi and Abhijeet Bhattacharya and many more will be sharing their presence at the fest.
Corporate Comm India(CCI Newswire)