Hiranagar 10th of November, 2022: GLDM, GDC Hiranagar organised a Two Day Workshop on Bharatanatyam on 09th and 10th of November 2022. The workshop was organised in collaboration with GDC Samba and GDC Vijaypur. Ms. Monica Chanda, the Bharatanatyam Expert from Shillong, Meghalaya was the trainer for the workshop. The workshop was held in two sessions; one at GDC Samba and one at GLDM GDC Hiranagar every day. The workshop at GDC Samba was inaugurated by the Principal of the College and at GLDM GDC Hiranagar by Prof. Shujaut Khan, Coordinator IQAC and Head Department of Computer Sciences.
The expert trainer MS. Monica Chanda is dancer of a major form of Indian classical dance that is Bharatanatyam which had originated in Tamil Nadu which expresses South Indian religious themes and spiritual ideas, particularly of Shaivism and in general of Hinduism. The form of classical dance is noted for its fixed upper torso, bent legs and knees flexed (Arai mandi) combined with spectacular footwork, and a sophisticated vocabulary of sign language based on gestures of hands, eyes, and face muscles. Ms. Monica Chanda is Bharat Nirman Awardee and General Council Member of Sangeet Natak Akademi. The workshop was attended by participants from three different Colleges. Around 70 students participated in the workshop.
Prof. Shujat Khan in his inaugural address praised the efforts of Dr. Bharat Bhushan, Head Department of Music, Dr. Mukesh Kumar, Dr. Arun Kumar and Mr. Vikram Jamwal in organising programmes of National relevance. Such programmes he said contribute a lot to the skill development of students which is an important part of the co-curricular activities for the students. Principal GDC Samba and GDC Vijaypur also praised the organisers and Ms. Monica Chanda who came all the way from Meghalaya to train and aid dance lover students of the region. Dr. Pragya Khanna, Principal GLDM, GDC Hiranagar in her message also expressed gratitude to the expert trainer in sparing time for the students of the region to hone their skills.
The events was conceived, planned and organised by the team consisting of Dr. Bharat Bhushan, Mr. Vikram Jamwal, Dr. Arun Kumar and Dr. Mukesh Kumar. The workshop was also attended by Prof. Gurdyal, Prof. Parveen Pathak, Dr. Jyoti Rani, Prof. Neha Bhagat, Prof. Kiran Thapa, Ms. Ritu Bhushan, Dr. Arun Bose, Dr. Bhupinder Singh, Dr. Ravinder Singh and others. The programme was held under the overall support and guidance of Dr. Pragya Khanna, Principal of the College.