International Youth Festival
"South Asian Universities Festival - 2015"
(Sponsored and Powered by Pacific University)
A Mega Event:
8th South Asian Universities Festival -2015(SAUFEST 2015) was organized,sponsored and powered by Pacific University in collaboration with Mohan Lal Sukhadia University under the umbrella of Association of Indian Universities from 7th to 11th March 2015. Around 300 delegates from different Universities of India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka participated in the mega event of South Asian Countries. The theme of the festival was “South Asian Cultural Fusion". The Festival was organized to strengthen the emotional, social, intellectual and cultural integration among the youth of South Asian countries.
The idea of organizing SAUFEST was initiated by AIU to encourage the future generation of youth from South Asian countries to come on common platform for sharing views, experiences and common ideas so that a common agenda in taking the future regional challenges can be taken up. The role of SAUFEST is to ensure unity for peace, harmony and brotherhood among the people of South Asian region. Since its inception in 2007 over 19,000 young people have been involved in SAUFEST. SAUFEST is a noble concept of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) ensuring from goal to promote active Collaboration and mutual understanding among of the South Asian Countries in educational , social , cultural and economic fields.
Series of events were held during 5 days including face painting, Folk dance, Spot Photography, Film making , One act play, Poster making, light vocal solo, Clay modeling Group instrumental ,Debate(English and Hindi),Folk song, Elocution, Regional and Cultural dance, Quiz, JAM, Mimicry, Fashion show. These various cultural events were added up by night seeing of Udaipur and nearby places including City palace, Lake pichola, Haldi ghati etc. The Festival was concluded with mega cultural programme. The participants were served delicious Rajasthani and different forms of Indian Food during five days of event.
The Grand Inaugural:
Udaipur, the city of lakes, witnessed the splendid cultural galore of the ten participating countries in the SAUFEST 2015. The vibrant youthful spirit reflected every country’s culture under one umbrella at the commencement of the procession at Fatehsagar. The procession ended at Vivekananda Auditorium, MLSU. The South Asian Universities Festivals grand inauguration began with the March Past Procession from Fatehsagar at 9.00 am.
The procession was flagged off by the esteemed guests, Mr. Kalicharan Sharaf, State Minister of Education, Mr. Sunil Ambekar, National President-ABVP, Mr Chander Singh Kothari, Mayor-Udaipur, Mr Samsung David, Jt Secretary - AIU, Prof. I. V. Trivedi,Vice Chancellor- MLSU, Prof. Gill, Vice Chancellor- MPUAT, Prof. B.P. Sharma, President- Pacific University, Shri Rahul Agarwal, Secretary- PAHER, Shri Sharad Kothari- Registrar- PAHER, Prof D.S. Chundawat.
Events & Activities:
Nethmi, Srilanka: I am very happy to visit India; we have performed in folk dance. Pacific is a great university, we enjoyed our stay over here, the teachers and students are very cooperative.
Kasun, Srilanka: The management at Pacific is very helpful; they made our stay a memorable one. We enjoyed their hospitality; the staff was available 24*7 for us. I also enjoyed the city visit. I got an opportunity to know the Royals of Mewar.