Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar organised an interactive workshop

Jalandhar September 30 (Jaswinder Azad)- The English Literary Society, Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar organised an interactive workshop on “How to Read a Novel” with special reference to Pride and Prejudice on 26th September 2018. The workshop was conducted by Ms. Rishampreet Gill and Ms. Randeep Mand from The Fable Garden. The duo are well known in the city for conducting workshops in order to inculcate the habit of reading amongst the youngsters.
The workshop saw the overwhelming participation of over 75 students. In order to make the students drop their inhibitions, the session began with an ice- breaker game. Besides, sharing various techniques of reading a novel, the workshop was made interesting through an engaging narration of the story and its characters as well as enactments of scenes from the novel Pride and Prejudice. Ms. Gill and Ms. Mand brought in their rich experience to captivate the minds of their young audience through animated discussions and activities related to the novel.
The workshop also proved beneficial for the faculty as it provided fresh ideas that teachers could adopt and implement to create an atmosphere where students and books intersect in the most natural of ways.
Principal, Dr. G.S. Samra said that he was always keen to organise such comprehensive sessions for the benefit of the students and stressed on the need for students to read more and more books to be able to compete in this knowledge-driven world.
Prof. Jasreen Kaur, Head of the English Department spoke about the declining reading habits amongst youth due to various social media while nostalgically remembering the times when books and reading used to be an integral part of growing up.
Others present on the occasion were Prof.(Dr.) Balraj Kaur, Prof Hari Om Verma, Prof. Ahuja Sandeep, Prof. (Dr.) Kanchan Mehta, Prof. (Dr.) Charanjeet Singh, Prof. (Dr.) Manmeet Sodhi, Prof. Geetanjali Mahajan, Prof. Manju Joshi, Prof. Satpal Singh, Prof. Hargunjeet Shergill and Prof. Gurpriya Waraich.

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