Storytelling school

Writers share benefits of storytelling at Kahani Darbar: The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Amritsar, July 1

Sharing stories from her childhood, memories of her father Nanak Singh who was a towering literary personality, the famous writer Kulbir Singh Suri was the keynote speaker at the Kahani Darbar organized by BBK DAV College for Women. The event was organized in collaboration with Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat (an initiative), the Bhasha Vibagh, Punjab, and the Bhasha Manch here on Thursday.

Kulbir Singh Suri, who is also the recipient of the Shiromani Baal Sahitkar Prize, said he inherited his creativity genes from his ancestors, especially his father Nanak Singh, whose critically acclaimed work Khooni Vaisakhi remains. one of the most poignant works of literature on Jallianwala Bagh.

“It is the need of the hour to develop the culture of reading among students, young people, future generations, who will be the torchbearers of our literary heritage,” he said. He shared that early in his writing career, he wrote about moral stories and the setting for his stories was mainly Preet Nagar, his native village. Her story Manavta Ka Bageecha was also told at the event.

Other speakers at the event included national and national award-winning writer, Dr Paramjit Singh Kalsi, who is also the district’s language officer, and actor-director Gurinder Makna. Kalsi, while explaining the need to read and write, said that life has many aspects and is like a deep sea where every day gives a new experience. The need of the hour is to make our thoughts positive and creative.

He further said that the Kahani Darbar, organized by BBK DAV College for Women, was the first held in Punjab this year and such events provide an open and unbiased platform for direct exchange with students. In his speech, Makna said it is very important to be a good listener and urged students to make books their best friends because they can be transformative.

In her address, Principal Dr. Pushpinder Walia said that writers and poets raise awareness in society, making them compassionate and sympathetic. She further highlighted the importance of reading and said that it also builds confidence and improves speaking skills while making readers creative and imaginative.

Towards the end of the event, three MA Punjabi students from the college shared stories including Manavta Ka Bageecha by Kulbir Singh Suri and Kapoota Nalo Noohan Changia and Khabbal. A documentary film was also shown during the program.

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Famous writer Kulbir Singh Suri was the keynote speaker at Kahani Darbar hosted by BBK DAV College for Women. The event was organized in collaboration with Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat (an initiative), Bhasha Vibagh, Punjab, and Bhasha Manch. A documentary film was also presented.