Guwahati: A group of students representing Cotton University clinched a host of prizes for the state in the recently concluded 34th National Inter-University Youth Festival that was held in Chandigarh University, Punjab from February 1 to 5, 2019. The most notable of the prizes won by the team includes the first prize in the prestigious cultural procession competition.
Other prizes bagged by the Cotton university team in the youth festival are a third prize in the folk dance competition and fourth prizes in both folk orchestra and western instrumental solo competitions. The youth festival showed the participation of more than 100 universities that came from across the country. The event was supported by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), Delhi.
The team of students participating from Cotton University comprised of 27 students was led by Muktikam Hazarika, faculty, Department of Mass Communication, Journalism and Media Studies, Cotton University.
Before this, the Cotton University team of students also took part in the East Zone Inter-University Festival held in Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Bihar. The Zone Inter-University Festival was held from January 3-7 2019, in which the Cotton University was adjudged over-all champion in the literary category. The team had also bagged first prize for performing Bihu under the folk dance category in the zonal fest apart from winning several other prizes.