UniversuMM is the most prominent youth festival amongst the Inter-University youth fests organized in the North India. The festival aims at bringing out the hidden talents of the students and helps them in their overall development. A combination of Cultural, Sports, Fine Arts, Technical events, uncontrolled glamour, Literary- the fest creates an aura of fun and frolic for three days. Students being the organizers nurture their leadership and managerial skills during the ceremony. The fest becomes a feast for the students for the whole year to come. Students from different cultural and social background come at one platform to showcase their talents. A plethora of diversity amalgamate into oneness and unity, giving the word UniversuMM its real sense. The main attractions during this mega festival include Fashion Parade, Battle of Bands, Star Night, Group Dances, Mr. & Ms. UniversuMM, Game-Designing, Robowars, Aeromodelling filled with enthusiastic and lively spirit of the youth. UniversuMM in the past has witnessed galaxy of stars in the star nights including the Aryans, Kailash Kher, Sunidhi Chauhan, Badshah, Sirley Setia& Jubin Nauiyal etc.
BRIEF REPORT OF UNIVERSUMM 2018
The national level youth festival UniversuMM 2K18 was organized in the Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), Mullana, Ambala from 27th – 30th September, 2018, in which 3616 students from 150+ institutions and 65+ Universities participated in 99 team and individual competitions. These competitions were divided into different categories such as cultural, literary, fine arts, technical, management, hospitality, health science, film making, etc.
In the cultural category, different competitions related to dance, music and singing were included in which the fashion parade, battle of bands, folk dance were the main attractions. Among the fine arts category events like Rangoli, Mehendi, greeting cards, cartoon, pot painting etc. attracted more competitors.
In Hospitality category, Flower Arrangement, Towel art in Literary Category, Debate Contest, Essay Writing, Spellthon, Quiz etc. In Management category, CEO Talk, Rural Marketing, Cricket Bid, Business Intelligence: and in Sport Competition, Badminton, Basketball, Squash, Cricket and Tug of War were more popular. In the technical competition, Robo Soccer, Hurdle Mania, Cycle-o- Expert etc. were craze.
The four-day National Youth Festival, UniversuMM 2K18, was inaugurated on 27th September 10th September 2018 at Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), Mullana Ambala. The participants were welcomed by the NSS volunteers in a traditional manner by applying tilak and offering sweets.
The most special feature of UniversuMM 2018 was the addition of Cultural Procession in which over 16 States of India & 7 Foreign Nations exhibited their rich cultural through a procession that started from Administrative Block and ended at the Sports Complex.
UniversuMM 2K18 was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Dr. Vishal Garg, Treasurer, MM Trust Mullana by lighting the wisdom lamp. On this occasion
The program started with the presentation of 25 dances which included Nepalese Dance, Butanese Dance, Bangladeshi Dance, Bhangra, Giddha, Haryanvi, Rajasthani, South Indian, Kashmiri, Himachali&Uttarakhandi giving message of unity through students of MM(DU),Mullana.
The second day was full of variety of activities including tech fest, health fest, hospitality in addition to the cultural, literary, fine arts and sports events. Fun quotient was doubled through the live concerts of “Sifarish” and “Stings”, two famous Bollywood bands.
The third day was the most happening one in terms of various dance performances showcasing Western and Indian classical forms. Voice of Universumm, Stand-up comedy and theatrical events were other attractions of the day. Special attraction was the Star night featuring Bollywood singers, Mohammad Irfan and Tulsi Kumar who entertained the audience with their melodious songs.
Concluding day of UniversuMM was a special one with final rounds of singing, dance, fine arts, music, theatre, Photography, film making, Technical events, Moot Court and Fashion Show competitions.
Another unique addition to the day was the Campus Princess Special Auditions for the Ms India contest where Ms. Priyanka Kumari, Miss India 2nd Runner up is going to judge the event alongside Mr. AbhiKhajuria (Mr. India, First Runner up 2017).
Madam Santosh Yadav, Hon’ble Deputy Speaker Haryana Legislative assembly was the Chief Guest of the valedictory ceremony of UniversuMM 2018.