National Youth Day Celebration

On the occasion of 156th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, Faculty of Commerce jointly with Faculty of Arts organised “National Youth Day Celebration” on 12th January, 2019. Mr. Animesh Bhatt, a renowned TEDx Speaker graced the event as the Chief Guest. The inaugural ceremony was hosted by CA Shreya Gupta on behalf of Faculty of Commerce and Arts, Parul University. It began with lighting of the lamp by our Respected Provost Dr. M. N. Patel Sir, Our Chief Guest, Dr. Purvi Derashri (Dean, Faculty of Commerce) and Mr. Pradyumanraj Singh Sir (Dean, Faculty of Arts). The inaugural event was attended by around 350 people comprising of participants, students, faculty members, judges etc.
As a part of the celebration, competitions like Elocution, Quiz (on the theme of Swami Vivekananda) and Debate were organised for the students. Around 190 students from various colleges and schools of Vadodara participated in the competitions.
To judge the performance of the participants in various competitions, we invited Ms. Shimolee Sheth Desai (Corporate Trainor), Ms. Sugandha Khopkar (Principal of Urmi School) and Ms. Madhavi Singh (Principal of Shreyas School) as external judges. Dr. Manisha Pathak, Dr. Pallavi Khedkar and Ms. Manisha Patil served as the internal judges. The winners were awarded with certificates and cash prizes. The external and the internal judges were acknowledged with certificates and mementoes for their efforts. The event ended with National Anthem and group photograph.
The theme of the event “Arise, Awake and stop not till the goal is reached” was indeed justified by the young participants and made it a successful event.