The Annual Youth Festival Of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Resurgence 2012 has begun with a great enthusiasm on 5th April,2012. The gala event was inaugurated by Prof. M.L. Garg, Dean, College Of Engineering. The opening ceremony witnessed a Gaudiya Dance by Prof. Mahua Mukherjee and her team from Rabindra Bharti University, Kolkata. It was followed by a Punjabi folk dance by SMVDU Bhangra Club. The Festival will have various cultural and sports events from 6th April – 8th April,2012. The cultural events include various performances of music, dance, theatre, literary and fine arts genre . To increase the participation of students in these events, the student community is grouped into 5 houses called Aakash,Agni,Jal,Prithvi and Vayu. The teams of these houses are competing with one another and the winner will be given chance to participate in the Inter- university events to be organized on 8th April,2012. Various universities /institutions are invited to participate in the cultural events. Jammu University, SKUAST, MBSCET and BGSBU have confirmed their participation.