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Apeejay College of Fine Arts hosts annual fest for school students to showcase talent

Apeejay School Mahavir Marg was declared the winner of the inter-school competition

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Apeejay College of Fine Arts (ACFA), Jalandhar, recently held the 9th annual Tech Fest, an event where school students are given the opportunity to showcase their talents. This year, 317 students from 15 schools in Jalandhar and around participated in the inter-school competition.

Professor Dr Tarlok Singh Banipal, Dean, College Development Council, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, was welcomed as the chief guest. The programme was inaugurated by Dr Sucharita Sharma, Director, Apeejay Education Society, Pro Vice Chancellor, Apeejay Stya University and Senior Education Advisor, Rajeshwari Sangeet Academy. Addressing the students, she congratulated ACFA for promoting young artists.

A total of 19 competitions were held, including business idea presentation, play with clay, painting on-the-spot, general quiz bonanza, gaming (game: counter-strike 1.6), picture captioning, poster presentation, photography/picture capturing, website development, programming skills, declamation, poetical recitation, theme-based modelling, t-shirt/ hand painting, mobile app idea presentation, rangoli, cooking, and group dance.

All winners were given certificates and trophies. Apeejay School, Mahavir Marg, was declared the overall winner of the programme. Police DAV School, Jalandhar, was the first runner up and Lala Jagat Narain Dav Public School, Garhdiwala, was the second runner up.

Students of theatre also performed a mime based on the life of Prithviraj Chauhan and his battle with Muhammad Ghori. Besides, those from the dance department of ACFA performed an aerial act.

The event ended with a valedictory ceremony where the chief guest talked about how the budding talents of today need the right guidance to achieve their goals.


“ACFA is committed to providing a creative teaching-learning atmosphere enriched with artistic ambience and personalised, student-centric education of global dimensions. Tech Fest is an appropriate platform for young school students to showcase their talent and skills. I congratulate all the winners and students for making this event a great success. I hope this endeavour has provided the young minds with appropriate exposure to hone their skills and embellish their personality.”

-Dr Neerja Dhingra, principal, ACFA

Disha Roy Choudhury is a Senior Correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. She has worked as a journalist at different media organisations. She is also passionate about music and has participated in reality shows.

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