BBK DAV College for Women celebrated 115th Birth Anniversary of Shaheed-e-Azam S. Bhagat Singh by organizing multiple events. The celebrations began with a cycle rally, flagged off by S. Karamjit Singh K.P, from college campus to Kichlu Chowk. It is pertinent to note that S. Karamjit Singh, General Secretary, Freedom Fighter Successor Organization, belongs to the family of a renowned freedom fighter S. Ram Singh Ghalamala on whose name Ghalamala Chowk has been formed. He was accompanied by S. Jatinderpal Singh, grandson of Mr. Banta Singh, freedom fighter. Principal Dr. Pushpinder Walia, took the lead in the rally along with the students of NCC, NSS and Sports wings of the college.
Subsequently, a symposium on “Life and Philosophy of S. Bhagat Singh” was held in the college seminar hall. Principal Dr. Pushpinder Walia welcomed the resource person, Prof. (Dr.) Amandeep Bal, Chairperson, Jallianwala Bagh Chair, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. In her address, Principal Dr. Walia said that S. Bhagat Singh will always be remembered with a sense of pride by the youth. Young generation should look up to Bhagat Singh to emulate him and to serve the nation with the same spirit. Prof. (Dr.) Amandeep Bal delivered a lecture on “Relevance of Bhagat Singh and his Ideology in Present Times”. The lecture motivated the young minds to build a new India on the lines of the ideology of Bhagat Singh.
The celebrations culminated with a gripping play on the Life of S. Bhagat Singh, ‘Ek Saccha Desh Bhagat’, in the Urvi auditorium. It depicted some momentous events of his life and his martyrdom at the young age of 23 years that made him a national hero of the Indian freedom struggle. Dr. P.S Grover, an eminent doctor and patron of arts, was the Chief Guest for the event of theatrical presentation. Lauding the efforts of the college, Dr. Grover Said that S. Bhagat Singh’s life and teachings had been bought to life on the stage. Sh. Sudarshan Kapoor, Chairman, Local Managing Committee thanked the present dignitaries for sparing their time for the noble cause.