Eminent poet Surjit Patar, folk artists Pammi Bai and Sukhi Brar enthrall at DAV University, Jalandhar

August 09, 2018 04:34 PM

Noted poet and writer Surjit Patar enthralled students at Kala Utsav – a cultural fest organized by DAV University in association with Punjab Kala Parishad on 8th August 2018. Sr. Surjit Patar – who presided over the function – recited his poems and engaged the students in a motivational dialoguein order  to encourage them to lead a happy and meaningful life.

 The event started with the lighting of the lamp by Dr Patar and other eminent dignitaries from the university.

Other highlights of the function included performances of noted singers Pammi Bai and Sukhi Brar, the famous folk artists of Punjab. The students also had an opportunity to witness folk art exhibition in addition to performance of traditional wedding songs that form the core of Punjabi culture. Conversation through Punjabi proverbs between two opposing groups was also entertaining.

Prof Rakesh Kumar Mahajan, vice-chancellor, DAV University, welcomed the guests and emphasized on the relevance and urgency of preserving the culture of Punjab. He said that the primary aim of Kala Utsav was to promote the Punjabi local literature, folk arts and music, and to bring the students closer to their cultural roots. He observed that through this event, the young generation also got an opportunity to witness the dying folk arts like the performance of bhands.

The Dean Students Welfare (DSW), Dr Jasbir Rishi, said that it was a privilege to have Shri Surjit Patar and other dignitaries on the campus as it encouraged students to appreciate art and literature.

Noted artist Lakhwinder Singh Johal, Dr Nirmal Jaura, Director Youth Welfare, Panjab University, Executive Director Mr Rajan Gupta, Registrar, Dr Sushma Arya and Dean Academics, Dr Desh Bandhu Gupta, were also present on the occasion.










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