BNU’s eighth annual multi-category event, BNU Bestival '19, was held between March 14-17, 2019. Organized by the student body under the aegis of the Directorate of Student Affairs and External Relations, this year’s edition hosted over 3000 participants from across Pakistan in competitions and skill-based workshops. The crowd-pulling social evenings attracted an audience of around 13,000 young people from all over the country.
Bestival’19 featured 30+ competitions in the broad categories of the Arts, Fashion, Music, Drama, Performing Arts, Literature, Media and Sports. On the first day of the event a Fashion Show was held which was sponsored by the popular women’s clothing brand ‘BTW’. On the second day a Sufi Night was organized where renowned Qawwal Asif Ali Santoo, Alhamra Unplugged and BNU Music Society mesmerized the crowd with their spellbinding performances. On the third day, Josh the Band jazzed up the evening with their rip-roaring concert. On the fourth day an awards night was held to honor the winners of the competitions. University of Central Punjab bagged the Best Team Trophy while participants from Punjab University, FC College, Concordia Colleges, NTU and Lahore Grammar School won awards in different categories. Heads of competitions presented awards to the winning teams.
Vice Chancellor, Mr. Shahid Hafiz Kardar graced the awards’ night and heartily acknowledged students’ efforts in creating bonhomie among the youth of the country. Executive Director, Student Affairs and External Relations BNU, Mr. Zaeem Yaqoob Khan presented shields to the event sponsors and partners.
This year’s Bestival was based on the theme of “Eudaimonia”, a symbolic representation of personal happiness and inner peace. Based on this philosophy, the students aspired to 'give happiness a whole new form'.
The grand extravaganza was made possible with spirited and invaluable contribution of corporate partners including Beaconhouse School System, Pak Suzuki, SAMSUNG, BTW, Joyland, House of Shazia Cheema, Cosmo Salon , Gourmet, FM 91, TEAM CLEAN, Careem, The News, City 42, knapsack, Impresario, Shutter 160, Bread and Beyond , Al Hamra Unplugged, Windsor Parking, Weekend magazine, Live wires, Khazana box, Crosta 11, Project g, Hotel one, Graphicar, Plan 9, Printfinity, Tune.pk, Good luck flour Mills , Car helpline, Pak. Arm wrestling federation, Pak. Table tennis federation, Daftarkhuwan, Ebuzz, Nikon and Keune.