Jashn 2011 - the youth festival is back this year organized by BITS PILANI Dubai (Birla Institute of Technology and Science). Jashn has been taking place from 2008 and is now a regular fixture on the calendar.
Jashn 2011 has been planned for three days, from March 15 to 17. The event has brought together many universities in the UAE to perform. Each day has a theme like battle of the bands (Western and Indian), dance groups, and singing. On the first day, university bands were battling out to be the best in the field. On the second day, there will be dance performances by different universities. Finally, the last day of the event will be rounded up by duet performances.
One of the judges for the event Nikhil Shah, said, “I like the enthusiasm and the way the bands are performing because it reminds me of my younger days”.
The universities participating in this event are: Manipal University Dubai, BITS Ranchi, Herriot Watt and the hosts themselves BITS Pilani Dubai.
Report by Mariza Moidy