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All-India inter-collegiate festival begins today

By Our Staff Reporter

PONDICHERRY, AUG. 30. A five-day all-India inter-collegiate sports, cultural and literary festival under the banner of SPANDAN will be held on the premises of the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) at Dhanvantari Nagar on Pondicherry-Tindivanam road here from tomorrow. The students association is holding the festival.

A release from the association said today that a variety of events showcasing cultural features of various States by students from colleges in these States would be chief highlight of the event. This is the 19th year in succession that the festival is being held in the Institute, which has already earned the distinction of being a symbol of national integration and united outlook of the youth with students from different parts of the country getting medical education through all-India common entrance test.

Students from around 40 colleges from across the country would participate in the sports, literary and cultural events and in addition to demonstration of their skills the occasion would also enable them to establish camaraderie.

The Collector, V. Candavelou, is inaugurating the event at Lister Square.

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