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Dehradun dominates State Youth Festival


DEHRADUN, 2 Jan: A ‘State Youth Festival’ is being held under the auspices of the PRD and Youth Welfare Department in the latter’s auditorium, here.
One Act Plays were staged on the second day of the festival, today. Plays were staged by the Bageshwar, Uttarkashi and Haridwar teams on the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, while the Dehradun team performed a play titled ‘Samjhauta’.
The Director of the Department presented awards to winners of, both, the folk song and dance competitions, as well as the plays. Dehradun was first in the folk song competition, followed by Champawat and Bageshwar, respectively. In folk dances, Dehradun, again, was the winner. Champawat came second, followed by Uttarkashi.
Today’s programme was conducted by Prakash Chandra Sati and the Judges were SP Mamgain and Ramesh Dobhriyal.
Present on the occasion were Director Pratap Singh Shah, Jt Director RC Dimri, Bhaskaranand Pandey, Jt Director, Sports, Dharmendra Bhatt, Dy Director, Sports, SK Sarki, and several others from the department.