GNDU decks up for cultural event ‘Jashan’

  • Usmeet Kaur, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Mar 04, 2015 22:03 IST

The preparation for a four-day inter-departmental cultural event, Jashan 2015, is on full swing at Guru Nanak Dev University, with students from various departments working hard to make it successful.

Various competitions such as bhangra, giddha, quiz, singing, western dance, creative dance, skits, plays etc will be held during the event. Besides, fine arts department will be organisisng competitions like photography, rangoli, etc.

Though the cultural event starts on March 12, students are upbeat and preparing for various cultural items with zeal.

AS Sidhu, dean, students’ welfare, GNDU, said, “The students are working hard for the event. Like every year, this year too, we have received entries for various cultural items. Thus far, around 12 departments have send entries for giddha and nine for bhangra. Besides, 20 entries have been received for individual items, more than 10 entries have been received for theatre, including mimicry, mime etc, around 15 for creative dance.”

Sidhu said, “More than 20 departments are participating in Jashan 2015 and all are working to give a tough competition to each other. Moreover, it is good to see students are working hard till late in the night.”

Majority of the judges at the event will be experts of various fields and from outside the university.

Baljeet Kaur, Surinder Kaur and Asrshdeep Kaur, who have cleared the audition of giddha for a Tv reality show ‘India Got Talent’ are teaching giddha to the students.

Baljeet Kaur

Baljeet, who is the only girl ‘dholi’ trainer in the city and also a giddha expert, and Surinder are training first-timers for giddha at law department.

Baljeet said, “The competition will be tough, therefore we have started preparations in time. Surinder and I are not students of GNDU, but have been called by the law department to train their giddha team. We are making our best effort to train the students for winning the competition.”

Arshdeep Kaur and Sajanpreet Singh are teaching nuances of theatre to students of architecture department.

Renowned dholi Ustaad Chuch Mahi, who has been associated with Jashan for long, and his son are teaching bhangra and giddha to students of more than 20 departments.

Student speak

Jatinder Khaira, one of the participants, said,” We are ready with our items and only rehearsal is required for perfection. We are working very hard to win overall trophy.”

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