G.H.G. Khalsa Colleges, Gurusar Sadhar in collaboration with Language Department
Ludhiana, celebrated the World Theatre Day in the college campus by organising an interactive
talk by the famous T.V. and Film Actor, Radio artist, Writer, Poet - Dr. Satish Kumar Verma,
Former Professor, Punjabi University, Patiala. The Guest of Honor for the celebrations was Dr.
Nirmal Johra, Director Youth Welfare Department, Panjab University Chandigarh. The event
was facilitated by Dr. Sandeep Sharma, District Education Officer who formally introduced the
Resource person to the young audience while Dr. Pargat Singh Garcha, Principal of the college
extended a floral and formal welcome to Dr. Satish Kumar Verma and other eminent guests S.
Jasmer Dhatt(Organizer, Miss World Punjaban), Dr. H.S. Brar, (Former Principal), Dr. Harpreet
Singh (Principal, GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar) and S. Gurnaib Singh, Principal Sen.
Sec School Jangpur who graced the occasion. Dr. Jagjit Singh(Asst. Prof.) conducted the stage
for the event.
This event titled “Rubaru” was an exclusive and a lifetime opportunity for the student teachers to meet, listen and learn from a ‘Man of Real Substance’. Dr. Kumar addressed the future teachers with an enlivening lecture in which he shared his concerns about the status of women in Indian society. He talked about women being the epitome of wisdom and intuitiveness, he gave real life examples of heroic deeds of women and how women have always protected and provided for man’s needs in her different roles of a mother, wife, sister and a daughter. Dr. Verma boldly criticized the male chauvinistic tendencies and called out the young men to treat their female counter parts not only as equals, but superior to them. Dr.Verma’s motivational address was full of narratives from his own experiences of life which he presented in a manner that the audience was glued to their chairs for the entire discourse.
Dr. Verma advised the youth to make the best of their lives and use their time judiciously. “Time” he remarked was the most valuable asset of a human being. Every statement made by him was a quotation to be recorded and shared with the future generation. He strongly opined that females were born empowered and if the Indian Society and mankind at large has to dwell, develop and prosper it has to free the women from the shackles of male ego and false social norms.
Summing up his enriching pearls of exquisite wisdom he advised the young men and women to follow the ideals laid by Guru Nanak, whom he also idolized in his life. He asked the youth to invest and save in “Social Banking” which could give unparallel dividends of satisfaction and contentment. A brief question answer round was also organized at the conclusion of his lecture. Dr. Satish Kumar Verma left an indelible mark on the minds of the youth and gave them a food for thought for their lives to come.
Dr. Nirmal Johra, Director Youth Welfare Department, Panjab University Chandigarh also expressed his views on the occasion and extended his heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Verma for sharing his repertoire of wisdom, knowledge and practical experiences with the audience.
Muhavaredar vartalap presented by the students of B.Ed and M.Ed and a one act play acted, directed and executed by Mr. Gurmeet Singh, Assistant Prof. of the college added the cultural and theatrical flavor to the celebrations, further enhancing the meaning of the “World Theater Day”.
The event concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by Dr. Satwinder Kaur, Principal, GHG Khalsa College of Pharmacy, Gurusar Sadhar, followed by the customary singing of National Anthem by the college group singing team which marked the end of the show.