LAHORE – Thousands of students of around 60 universities and colleges of Lahore will take part in the ‘New Colour of Spring Festival’ being held from February 23 under the aegis of Chief Minister Youth Mobilization Committee (CMYMC) at Alhamra Cultural Complex, Gaddafi Stadium.

Talking to the reporters at a news conference here at the National Hockey Stadium Thursday, Punjab Youth Festival chief organiser Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan said the new festival would be an ideal opportunity for the youth to showcase their talent in the various fields of fine arts.

“The CMYMC is striving hard for developing awareness among youth in different social problems and issues highlighting the role of youth. We are taking every measure to give importance to the youth to channelise their energies in a positive manner,” he added.

He said it was the first time in the history of the country that such a festival was being organised as a part of spring festival in which thousands of students would be engaged in constructive activities and they would be able to contribute in building of a healthy society.

Mashhood said the Punjab government would soon announce the dates of closing ceremony of the Punjab Sports Festival as well.