Jalandhar April 13 (Jaswinder Singh Azad)- Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar celebrated Baisakhi with much joy and enthusiasm in order to keep the young students stay rooted to their culture, traditions and festivals. On this occasion, a healthy competition of folk singing among the students of different departments was organised. The students with oodles of enthusiasm participated in it. Mr. Pardeep Kanda, an alumnus of Apeejay was the guest of Honour and judge along with Dr.Vivek Verma. Mr. Kanda appreciated and applauded the efforts and talent of students.
Mr. Vishav Bandhu Verma from Department of History delivered a lecture cum PPT on the ‘Importance of Traditions and Culture in India’. He put forth that festivals like Baisakhi, Diwali etc. are not for one religion but for the entire nation that celebrates these festivals to mark the happiness and invoke the blessings of the Divine Power.
On this occasion, Principal Dr. Neerja Dhingra put forth that Apeejay had always been the admirer and preserver of culture and art. Through these occasions and celebrations, we connect our students to the history and roots of Punjab.
Principal Dr. Neerja Dhingra appreciated Dr. Arun Mishra Cultural Advisor, Dr. Amita Mishra, Dr. Vivek Verma and Dr. Micky Verma for successfully organising the entire event. Ms Lovepreet Kaur from Department of Punjabi handled the stage anchoring smoothly.
The results of the Folk Singing Competition are as follow: First position was bagged by Gagandeep Singh, Harman and Sehajpreet Singh. Second position was bagged by Sukhmani Arora, Sukhwinder, Jaspreet and Steveon Paul. Third position was shared by Raj kumar, Keshav Arora, Sangeeta and Muskaan.