BBK DAV College for Women organised ‘Kahani Darbar’ by PG Department of Punjabi in collaboration with Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat, Bhasha Vibagh, Punjab and Bhasha Manch. The chief guest of the event was Dr. Kulbir Singh Suri, a renowned writer and Shriomani Baal Sahitkar. On this occasion, eminent speakers Dr. Paramjit Singh Kalsi, Distt. Language officer and S. Gurinder Makna, Director and Actor graced the occasion. Welcoming the chief guest and the guests with saplings, Principal Dr. Pushpinder Walia said that writers and poets sensitise the society, making them compassionate and sympathetic. She further highlighted the importance of reading and said it also builds up confidence and enhance speaking skills as well as makes the readers creative and imaginative.
While addressing the audience, Dr. Kulbir Singh Suri said that he had inherited the genes of creativity from his ancestors especially his father Sh. Nanak Singh ji, who was a renowned novelist and a towering literary figure of Punjabi literature. He further added that it is the need of the hour to develop the culture of reading among students. In his address, he said that he used to write about moral stories and the setting of his stories was mainly Preet Nagar, his native village. Dr. Paramjit Singh Kalsi, State Awardee and National Awardee while speaking on the occasion said that life has many aspects and it is like a deep sea where everyday gives a new experience. The need of the hour is to make our thoughts positive and creative. He further said that this Kahani Darbar organized by BBK DAV College for Women, was the first one being held in Punjab in this year. S. Gurinder Singh Makna, in his speech said it is very important to be a good listener and exhorted the students to make books their best friends. He congratulated and appreciated the efforts of Principal Dr. Pushpinder Walia for organizing such a successful event. He further said that acting is the transformation of the soul.
On this occasion, three students narrated stories, among them being Jobandeep Kaur, student of MA Punjabi Sem II narrating “Manavta Ka Bageecha” written by Dr. Kulbir Singh Suri, Navneet of BD Sem II narrating ‘Kapoota Nalo Noohan Changia’ and Mansi Chawla narrating ‘Khabbal’respectively. A documentary film was also presented during the programme. Vote of thanks was presented by Dr. Rani, Head, PG Department of Punjabi, and the event was attended by an enthusiastic group of faculty and students.