ISLAMABAD- Spring Gala organised by the International Relations Society, Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) was held at the campus on Thursday, enthralling a large number of students but having little participation from girl students. Song dedication, charisma contest, horse riding, balloon shooting, rang-e-basant, live singing and gift dedication were the main features of event. But food stalls were rarely seen which is regarded the main attraction in such festivals. The fun and frolic reached at its peak when students started dancing Bhangra, Hojamalo and Athan on cultural songs. The students were more interested in visiting 'love jail' and handicraft stalls. The event, which continued till the dusk, was attended by not only the QAU students but also by the teachers and students of the other universities. The students could be seen wearing their cultural dresses, be it Sindhi, Balochi, Punjabi, Pukhtoon, or Saraikis. Besides, Mr Campus and Miss Campus contests were also held. The contests were won by Jamil Hub of Biology Department and Saba Shah of International Relations Department respectively. Talking to TheNation, IR Society president Ghulam Mustafa Mehar said: "Events like such are not only seasonal but cultural as well. The event was meant to promote various cultures and bring harmony among the various ethnic groups." Though festival was celebrated to welcome the spring season and which is traditionally celebrated with kite flying but the students were rarely found interested in kite flying. However, no incident of scuffle or disorganisation was witnessed but some female students had complaints about the behaviour of male students. Varda Mirza, a student of IR department, said: "I enjoyed the gala but song dedication and cards sent by few unknown boys really made us irritate." Another student said: "It's wonderful observing all folk cultures at one time." There was little participation from the girls, as mostly boys remained gathered around different stalls. Mostly the female students of IR department participated in the festival, as there was little attraction for girls. "The festival should have been arranged jointly by all the departments of the university so that every one could participate cordially and more stalls could be set up" opined a student. Only students of International Relations had set up stalls and there was no participation from other departments. "The event could be more successful if other departments had also been participated on the occasion like other universities," added a student.