Gulzar Group of Institutes began its three-day IKG PTU Inter-Zonal Youth Festival on Friday 10th November 2017. Day one of the festival witnessed a huge crowd of participants and eminent personalities from all across the region. As many as 1000 students from teams of more than 20 colleges participated in various musical, dance, literary and fine arts events.

The events for the first day included Group Shabad Gyan, Group Song, Classical Songs, Folk Songs, War Singing, One Act Play, Mimicry and literary events. S.Gurcharan Singh, Chairman (Gulzar Group of Institutes), Mr.B S Sekhon, Ex-Director Youth Welfare, Guru Nanak University Amritsar and other leading dignitaries inaugurated the event.

S.Gurcharan Singh, Chairman (Gulzar Group of Institutes) along with other dignitaries presented a token of gratitude to the worthy guests. He exhorted the need for such platforms to nurture the talent in youth. He encouraged the budding artists to hone their skills through such opportunities.

This was followed by an inaugural address by Mr.B S Sekhon, Ex-Director Youth Welfare, Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar. He expressed immense satisfaction on the smooth working of youth festivals. He motivated the students to participate in extracurricular activities to get transformed into total personalities. Through his very inspirational speech, he advocated the need for team spirit and teamwork for excellent outputs. He also congratulated the host institute for their splendid organising ability.

Eminent personalities were present to judge the performances of the participants at various events. One Act Play & Mimicry was judged by Dr Yogesh Gambhir (Ex-Head Department of Theatre and Television, Punjabi University Patiala; Mr.Mohan Baggan, Director-Actor Khalsa College and Mr Raj Kumar Tulli, Gold Medalist and National Award Winner in Drama.

Literary Events were judged by Dr. Narinder Kaur Sandhu (Retd. Principal Ramgarhia Girls College Ludhiana); Dr. Tejinder Kaur (Retd. Prof. Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar) and Mr. Deepak Jha (Motivational Speaker)