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 etc.
BRIEF REPORT OF UNIVERSUMM 2017
The national level youth festival UniversuMM 2K17 was organized in the Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), Mullana, Ambala from 10 September, 2017 to 12 September, 2017, in which students from about 240 universities and colleges participated in 95 team and individual competitions. These competitions were divided into different categories such as cultural, literary, fine arts, technical, management, hospitality, health science 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, Sweet Dish: 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 three-day National Youth Festival, UniversuMM 2K17, was inaugurated on 10th September, 2017 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.
UniversuMM 2K17 was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Dr. Vishal Garg, Treasurer, MM(DU), Mullana by lighting the wisdom lamp,The program started with the presentation of various dances like Gidda, Nepali dance, Bandladeshi dance, Bhutani dance, Punjabi Bhangra and Haryanvi, giving message of unity through students of MM(DU), Mullana.
On the day one, 43 competitions were organized, in which duets, battles of band, western dance, folk dance, stand-up comedy, simulation, drama, fashion parade and Mega Model Hunt were the main events.The first phase of some competitions culminated and results of some events like Duet Singing, Da Vinci Code, Code War, million dollar prank were declared.Competition was so tough that declaring results for the judges proved to be a very difficult task. The first place in the duet singing went to CSJM University, Kanpur and second and the third place went to LPU, Jalandhar, the first place in Million dollar prank went to LPU, Jalandhar and second and third place went to M. M. Institute of Management and the first place in Da Vinci Code went to PIET, Panipat and second and third place went to M.M. Engineering College.
On day two of UniversuMM 2k17, which was also the birthday of Shri Tarsem Kumar Garg Honorable Chancellor MM(DU), was celebrated as the Foundation Day. The second day of UniversuMM started with the NSS Volunteers with Blood Donation Camp. Launched by Shri Tarsem Garg Chancellor MM(DU). 45 units of blood was collected in this camp. Considering the environment as an important responsibility, tree plantation was also organized. After that, Competitive events were organized for singing, couple dance, group dance, Mr. and Miss UniversuMM 2k17, mega model hunt, sports and entertainment quiz, pot painting, henna designing etc. were organised.
Star Night was organized on the second day in the evening, in which “Jubin Nautiyal” Bollywood Singer and international celebrity and YouTube singer “Sherley Setia” made the evening memorable.
The third day was a very important day for the contestants as it was the last stage of the ongoing three-day program. Events conducted were The Voices UniversuMM, Nrityanjali, The Dance Ideal, Street Play, UniversuMM Grand Quiz, Two Faces, The Designer, The Speaking Chameleon, Spellthon, War of Words, Theme Creation Competition, CEO Talk, Techno Vision, Brain Storm etc. Every participant wanted to enjoy on the last day to the fullest.
Everybody connected with UniversuMM wanted to cherish sweet memories in their minds. All the contestants returned to their homes after enjoying the tension of the competition and healthy entertainment of this youth festival which lasted for three days, but with a large number of new friends and their mobile numbers. Probably, it was the largest and most magnificent youth festival in North India.