Noida (UP),, Feb 16 : A three day knowledge and entertainment Amity Youth Fest 2017 extravaganza commenced today at Amity University Campus in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, which saw the participation of thousands of students from colleges and institutions across Delhi/NCR in various informative and competitive events.
The event has been organized to provide experiential learning to the students, test their intellectual and artistic prowess, besides opening up avenues for sharing mutual experience, skills and talent in the area of culture, literary and other activities.
The first day witnessed over 60 inter-institutional events/competitions/workshops such as the "Verbum Bellum- Debate", Poster Making Competition, Web Designing, "Kalam- Web Based Writing Competition", Code Hunt, Photography Competition, "Timecode- International Film Festival", Crime Scene Investigation, Ethical Hacking, Snap Story Challenge, "Amity Mock Parliament", Digital Poster Design Competition, Comic Making Competition, Robo Expedition Workshop, Autocad Workshop, Sensors Workshop, Internet of Things Workshop and others.
During Mock Parliament organized by Amity Law School, Centre-II, Justice Iqbal Ahmed Ansari, Former Chief Justice, Patna High Court and Mr. Tarun Vijay- BJP Leader and Former MP, Rajyasabha addressed the budding lawyers.
Mr. Tarun Vijay- BJP leader and former Rajya Sabha MP, said the mock parliament is a fine example to apprise students with the conduct of Parliament.
He remarked that India received its freedom after lot of difficulties and hardships and some part of India was maliciously annexed by immediate neighbours.
He called upon the students to know the history of the country and their roots which will help them to become good leader and great parliamentarians.
He remarked that education is of no use, if it is not directed towards the growth or development of the nation and urged the youth to actively participate in the politics to change the society.
He opined that a successful person is not the one with good position, successful career or wealth but the one who works towards the well- being of people and contributes towards development of the country.
During the Mock Parliament, students were divided into four committees, including Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, stakeholders Meet and Futuristic War Cabinet wherein students discussed various agendas such as "Demonetization, Foreign Development Policy, Personal Law and Indo- Pak War."
Sharing his views, Justice Iqbal Ahmed Ansari- Former Chief Justice, Patna High Court said that India has a largest parliament democracy and budding legal professionals should be aware about the nuances of the parliamentary debates of conduct. He remarked that the essence of democracy is to have a right to agree or disagree over issues and constructive debates are very important in parliamentary debates without which the growth of the Nation is not possible.
He stressed that in a Parliament, opposition should not merely criticize government policies just for the sake of downplaying the Government and people's trust need to be but over elected representatives by the political parties to ensure peace and harmony.
Amity Institute of Psychology & Allied Sciences (AIPS) started three day "PERSONA 2017 (AYF 2017)". PERSONA is a unique platform where fun, flare and enjoyment are blended with sensitivity to spread awareness and get enthusiastic participation of youth on emerging perspectives in psychology and their relationship to the happiness and wellbeing of humanity.
During the second day, a plethora of workshops, competitive and entertaining events will be held, including Mr. Amity Fitness Competition, Classical Dance Competition, Face Painting, Ethical Hacking, 3D Painting Workshop and others.
International Artists will perform as part of cultural evening including Maria del Mar Fernandez , Spanish Flamenco Singer best known in India for her rendering of the song Señorita from the 2011 hindi film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara; Band Shtuby and famous Israeli Drummist Oded Kafri from 6 p m onwards.