Images of a battlefield associated with Osmania University over the last few months were washed away in the festive atmosphere created by a large number of students from 20 universities converging on the campus for the “Yuva Tarang 2012”, the 28th Central Zone Inter University Youth Festival.

Dressed in their traditional attire, the different groups, dancing to drum beats took out a cultural procession on the campus on Friday. Bubbling with enthusiasm, the highly energetic, vibrant youthful groups presented a visual treat to onlookers and revellers on the campus. The cultural procession was flagged off by the Vice-Chancellor, S. Satyanarayana.

Inaugurating the four-day youth festival, K. V. Ramanachary, Adviser, Cultural Affairs, urged students to imbibe the rich elements in Indian culture and nurture brotherhood.

Spicing up his speech with Urdu couplets and nostalgia, he said that today’s youth, who would shoulder the nation’s burden tomorrow, should spread the fragrance of ‘Indianness’.

Noted filmmaker N. Shankar exalted students to continue their struggle and live to win and not get dejected. Earlier, a welcome dance was performed by Kalakrishna Troupe.About 1,000 students from 20 universities from five States will compete in dance, dramatics, photography, music, and literary events in addition to theatre performances by popular artistes during the four-day festival.

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