Association of Indian Universities (AIU) has been organizing the south Asian university youth festival (SAUFEST) since 2006 i.e. from last 12 years. The concept of organizing SAUFEST is in line with the active collaboration and mutual assistance amongst the south Asian countries in educational, social, cultural and economic field. This year Pt.Ravishankar Shukla University has been privileged enough to get the opportunity to host and organize the SAUFEST 2019. We are the first University in Chhattisgarh to be facilitated by this opportunity. The key objectives of the SAUFEST 2019 is "Connect, Compete, Celebrate" and is to strengthen the unity and harmony among the participating countries.
Raipur is capital of Chhattisgarh. It was formerly a part of Madhya Pradesh before the state of Chhattisgarh was formed on November 1, 2000. When Raipur was a part of Madhya Pradesh, it was the second major commercial centre in Madhya Pradesh after Indore. Traditionally, Raipur's economy has been based on agricultural-processing and saw-milling. The city is located centrally in the state of Chhattisgarh, and now serves as a regional hub for trade and commerce for a variety of local agricultural and forest products.
The culture prevailing in Raipur district is that of Chhattisgarh. 'Chhattisgarhi' is the local language that most of the people in this area love to converse in. Chhattisgarh culture in itself is very rich and interesting. The people are known for their modesty, kindness and adjusting nature. They are fond of variety in their attire, entertainment and lifestyle. This culture has unique styles of music and dance. Raut Nacha, Dewar Nacha, Panthi & Soowa, Padki and Pandwani are some of musical styles and dance dramas. Pandwani is a famous musical way of singing Mahabharata in this region. This particular music style has been brought into lime light by well known artist Teejan Bai and young Ritu Verma. Colourful dresses and a variety of ornaments are worn by women and men in this part of the country.How to reach Raipur?
Swami Vivekananda Airport (RPR) Raipur Airport is served by the following operators:
Pt.Ravishankar Shukla University
Amanaka, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India