3rd day of Faculty Development Programme at HMV

Jalandhar May 3 (Jaswinder Azad)- The third day of the seven day Faculty Development Programme was dedicated to Folk Dance and named as ‘Steps and Beeps’. Principal Prof. Dr. (Mrs.) Ajay Sareen accorded a green welcome to the resource persons Dr. Sneh Lata Badhwar, Principal Govt. College Ropar and Mr. Harjot, a renowned Folk artist. Principal Dr. Ajay Sareen welcomed the resource persons and said that this programme will enable participants to acquaint themselves with recent developments in visual and performing arts. The sessions began with the lighting of lamp and DAV Anthem.
In the first session Dr. Sneh delivered a stimulating talk on origin of Folk Dance. She elucidated the traditional scenario and various folk lores and styles prevalent in India. She discussed about Bhangra, Luddi, Sammi and other Punjabi dances. In the powerpoint presentation she highlighted the Rabinder Sangeet of East India, Classical Instrumental Music and Dances of South India and Bhangra of North India. She also drew a comparison between Indian and Western dances.
The practical session was conducted by Mr. Harjot Singh who gave a demonstration of steps on Dhol. He discussed the traditional Punjabi instruments used in dance. He performed practical sessions on Luddi and Bhangra. The participants deemed it as an exhilarating experience Dr. Pooja Manhas gave a vote of thanks towards the end of the session. Dr. Ekta Kholsa, Dr. Rakhi Mehta, Dr. Prem Sagar, Dr. Santosh Khanna and other members of the department were also present.

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