Hiranagar, 18-06-22: The Department of Music at Govt. GLDM Degree College Hiranagar organized the second lecture in the series of lectures to be organized under the name Manthan. The Manthan is an online lecture series from Jammu and Kashmir to Kanyakumari organized under the aegis of IQAC and Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav @75. The theme of today’s lecture was Guruvani Avam Sangeet. Dr. Kulwinder Kaur, Assistant Professor at Goswami Ganesh Dutta Sanatan Dharma College in Chandigarh, Punjab, was the lecture’s resource person.
The chief guest on the occasion was Prof. (Dr.) Pragya Khanna, Principal, Govt. GLDM Degree College, Hiranagar. Prof. Pragya Khanna has always been enthusiastic about any new initiative in the college, such as this one. She highly appreciated the idea of the series of online lectures wherein the experts in music from the entire country is going to participate in the coming days.
The resource person, Dr. Kulwinder Kaur, elaborated on Guruvani Sangeet, the ragas used in Guruvani Sangeet and the timings of the ragas. The ragas which she demonstrated were: Raga Bhairav, Raga Jayjaywanti, Raga Tilang, and Raga Dhanashiri. At the end of the programme, she demonstrated all the ragas with her melodious performance, which enthralled the audience.
The lecture was followed by a question and answer session in which several participants discussed and shared their views. Dr. Bharat Bhushan, Head, of the Department of Music, who handled the proceedings, also welcomed the resource person at the beginning of the programme.
The webinar was attended by students, teachers, and music lovers from across the nation. The programme was organized in consultation and support of Prof. (Dr.) Pragya Khanna, Principal of the college. In the end, Dr. Mukesh Kumar, Assistant Professor of Music, presented the formal vote of thanks. The Department of Sociology and the Department of Physical Education and Sports were also part of the organizing team of the webinar.